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HTV Hack: How to Cover a Stain on a Shirt

Here's another useful way how to use heat transfer vinyl - cover stains on clothes! Let's face it, we all have a pile of 'to-donate' clothes. Recycle some of yours (or your kids) old favorites with handy this HTV hack for how to cover a stain on a t shirt.

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After washing, still can't remove a stain on a t shirt? Don't throw it away! Covering the stain with a cute HTV design is a clever way to upcycle clothes and make them ALMOST brand new!

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First, determine how big you need the HTV design to be to cover the stain on the t shirt. Measure the stained area, then size the design accordingly in Silhouette Studio.

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The HTV design we're using is a super cute cupcake monogram frame from the Mega Monogram SVG and Font Bundle.

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Cut the design into HTV - don't forget to mirror - and weed out the excess.

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How to Cover Stains on Clothes

Next, carefully place and press the HTV onto the t-shirt to cover the stain. When using a home iron with HTV, set the iron between "cotton" and "linen" and use medium to firm pressure for 10 - 15 seconds.

Ta-da! Now you have a new HTV hack up your sleeve for how to use heat transfer vinyl for t shirts that's also a great way to DIY upcycle clothes (no sew!).

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This HTV hack came in handy to cover an accidental paint blob on the back of this DIY monogrammed canvas tote bag:

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If you want to see how you can create a painted monogram canvas tote bag like this, check out this blog post over at the So Fontsy blog.

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And grab the cupcake monogram frame from the Mega Monogram SVG and Font Bundle.

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