How Do You Do HTV on Silhouette?

Heat transfer vinyl (HTV) is a great way to customize your clothes, accessories, and other fabric items. It can be used to create custom logos and designs that will last for years.

With the Silhouette machine, you can apply HTV to nearly any surface, creating stunning results with little effort. Here is how you do HTV on a Silhouette machine.

Step 1: Gather the materials you need. You will need HTV in your desired colors and design, a Silhouette machine, an iron or heat press, an ironing board (if using an iron), parchment paper (if using an iron), and scissors.

Step 2: Choose the design or logo you want to use for your project. Open the design in the Silhouette software on your computer and cut it out of HTV using the machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 3: Place the HTV design on the fabric item you are customizing. Make sure it is positioned where it needs to be and press down lightly so it doesn’t shift while you are working with it.

Step 4: Heat up either your iron or heat press according to its instructions. If using an iron, place parchment paper between the HTV design and the item you are customizing before applying heat.

If using a heat press, no parchment paper is necessary.

Step 5:

Press down firmly on top of the HTV design with your hot tool for 10-15 seconds depending on what type of material you are working with (check manufacturer’s instructions for specific times). Once complete, let cool for 30-60 seconds before peeling off the carrier sheet from behind the design.


Heat transfer vinyl is a great way to customize clothing and other fabric items with ease. With a Silhouette machine and some patience, you can quickly create stunning designs that will last for years. By following these steps you can easily do HTV on a Silhouette machine.