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Foil on Apparel: Tutorial – Siser Adhesive & Crown Leaf Foil

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There’s no argument that foil and metallics are trendy right now! One aspect of owning your own Silhouette or Cricut based business is choosing what products are best for you and for your customers. Today and tomorrow, I’ll show you two different products to add foil (or the foil look) to your Silhouette or Cricut small business.

First, let’s look at one of Siser’s newer products – adhesive heat transfer material.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Once you’ve created your design, mirror it and cut out the adhesive heat transfer material on your Silhouette or Cricut. You’ll then weed it as you would with any other heat transfer vinyl product. I found that it weeds easily. Foil on Apparel: Tutorial - Siser Easyweed & Crown Leaf Foil by
  2. Line up the adhesive vinyl and press it onto your apparel with your heat press. I used medium pressure, and pressed for about 20 seconds at 305 degrees. (Of course, I used a Tee Square It to align everything!) Foil on Apparel: Tutorial - Siser Easyweed & Crown Leaf Foil by
  3. Now, you’ll take your foil (in this tutorial I used Crown Leaf Foil I purchased here) on top of the Siser Adhesive. You’ll place it foil up and press with medium pressure for 15 seconds at 305 degrees on your heat press. Foil on Apparel: Tutorial - Siser Easyweed & Crown Leaf Foil by
  4. Last, peel the foil off once it is cooled. Here’s the finished product shown below.
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Easy, right? Continue on to the next post where I show you another way to achieve the foil look with your Silhouette or Cricut. Then, you can make an informed decision about which product is best for you and your customers.

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Trina Flynn

Wednesday 21st of September 2016

Thanks Christine for the great tutorial. The more I read about creating so many wonderful products the closer I’m getting to start a little home based business. Heat press is defiantly a must have for creating t-shirts. I thought about using an iron and chuckled to myself. I can see myself getting away with maybe a handful of products using an iron but more then that I think it may be a


Thursday 22nd of September 2016

That's great Trina!

Karen Kroupa

Wednesday 21st of September 2016

I have to use a teflon sheet over the foil when I press it because the top platen on my heat press is a little gunky (don't judge - I haven't taken time to clean it! haha) and the foil will stick to it. When I use the teflon sheet it works much better. I had some problems with flaking when I used foil from The Rhinestone World. I'm anxious to try Crown Leaf to see if it's a little better! Thanks for another great tutorial Christine :)


Wednesday 21st of September 2016

Always a pleasure! I also use a teflon sheet because someone melted something to my top platen when they were in a hurry. I plead the fifth! :)

Heather Hudson

Wednesday 21st of September 2016

Thank you ,always appreciate your help and great tutorials!


Wednesday 21st of September 2016

My pleasure!