How to Make No Sew Felt Patches with HTV
Add some fast and fabulous flair to your wardrobe with these DIY felt patches - no sewing required!
In this tutorial we will show you how to make no sew felt patches with htv (heat transfer vinyl.)
These patches are a quick HTV project and look pretty darn cool.
Open your svg design in the software of your choice. I am using Silhouette Studio.
Draw a basic patch shape around the design.
You can find a tutorial on how to cut felt with the Silhouette CAMEO here.
Cut the various parts of the SVG design out of heat transfer vinyl and weed the excess HTV.
Then, grab your felt shape and heat up an iron or the Cricut Mini Easy Press.
Press the HTV onto the right side of the felt shape (the right side is just the side of the felt that you think looks the best!).
For a project like this, you really only need to use enough heat and pressing time for the HTV to stick.
You may want to cover the felt with a piece of parchment paper to protect it from coming in direct contact with the iron.
Peel off the HTV carrier sheet.
Repeat pressing with any other colors of HTV. Remember to cover the HTV with parchment before pressing so it does not come in direct contact with the iron.
Optional: You can add a running or whip stitch with some thread around the edges of the patch for some extra added detail.
Your patch is now ready to be sewn onto your desired surface, however if you prefer to fuse (aka stick) the patch to your garment, then follow the steps below.
How to Fuse the Patch on Fabric
You can fuse the patch onto fabric such as jeans, shirt, bag, etc. using fusible interfacing.
Cut a piece of fusible interfacing like Pellon 805 Wonder Under to a little bigger than the size of your felt patch.
Then, iron the interfacing onto the back side of the felt patch.
Next, cut away the excess interfacing with some scissors from around the edge of the patch.
Remove the paper liner from the interfacing and apply the patch to the desired fabric surface (wherever you want the patch to be placed - a jacket, jeans, bag, etc).
Flip the garment/bag over (or inside out) ...
... so, you can use an iron to press from the back of the fabric of the garment/bag onto the back of the patch.
You can cover the fabric with a piece of parchment to protect it from the heat of the iron, if desired.
And now your patch is adhered to your jacket, bag, jeans, etc. of choice!
(Note: in this example above, we just pressed the patch onto a scratch piece of fabric to show you for this tutorial).
Wouldn't these patches make such fun gifts? But they're so cute you may just want to keep them all for yourself!
Find the design used in this project in the Funny Christmas SVG Bundle.
Watch this project timelapse tutorial below:
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