Silhouette Heat Transfer Material Review

For my daughters first birthday she was wearing an adorable dress with an Elmo face on it. I loved it so much I thought it would be fun for my husband and I to wear something Sesame Street themed as well so I decided to make some t-shirts.

NOTE: If you haven’t read my post on my daughters Elmo themed First Birthday Click HERE.

I decided my husband would be Elmo, mainly because he already had a red t-shirt, and I would be Cookie Monster. I purchased the Silhouette Flocked Heat Transfer Material in Black, Orange, and White to do the faces of both characters.

Im going to list some pros and cons for you:

- Very fuzzy and cute material
- Cuts very well in machine
- Sticks well to transfer paper, makes weeding out excess material easy
- Attracts lint and other fibres
- Does not stick well to material
- Tears very easily on shirts

Silhouette Heat Transfer Review

So as you can see, it is really split when it comes to pros and cons. But I far believe the cons outweigh the pros here. I had an awful time getting it to stick to the shirts. I ironed for the recommended 60 seconds, let it cool for 30 seconds and tried to remove it. Didn’t stick. No big deal, I thought, I’ll just iron for a bit longer. Then it stuck in random places only. So I ironed for a bit longer. FINALLY, it all stuck.

I left the shirts on my table to allow them to lay flat. I did this all the night before the party so make sure I didn’t have to store them for long and possibly have them fall apart over time.
I woke up the next morning to find that the black part of the eyes, which was layered overtop the white material, had come almost completely off. I thought this might happen because I was layering the two material. So I ironed them again, and again. Finally, they stuck.

I then looked at my husband’s shirt and the mouth was half off.

This is where I started having serious doubts. I ironed the mouth back on and set them aside.

When it came time to put them on at the party Elmo’s mouth on my husband’s shirt was half off and tore at the corner of the mouth, and the black part of the eyes on my shirt were half off.
We dealt with them and they looked okay but they didn’t last long. I really don’t know what went wrong, I followed all of the recommendations from Silhouette but the product just did not work.
Iron ons are a lot of fun. Being able to customize your own shirt, bag or sign is great. I cannot reccomend this products but I can recommend the Cricut Iron On Rolls (We will have a review up soon) if you are looking for great Iron On Material.

This one is going to be a Stuff4Crafts Buy or Bye from us.

Be sure to let us know what products you want to see reviewed and if you have had any luck using this before!

Stuff4Crafts Crafting with Amanda