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Free Printable DIY Heat Transfer Vinyl Application Instructions

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I’m on a roll with printable instruction sets this week, and I’ve had a few blog readers ask for instructions to give customers to iron on their own heat transfer vinyl. If you need some, here they are!

Tips for Selling Customer Applied Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)

  • You should assume that customers will be using an iron to apply the heat transfer vinyl.
  • If you are planning to sell heat transfer vinyl transfers to customers to apply themselves, you must include instructions.
  • You should send the weeded decal on parchment paper. When the customer removes the parchment paper from the back of the heat transfer vinyl, they will be able to take the parchment paper and use it to iron the vinyl to the garment. I called the parchment paper “frosted backing” in the instructions, because there is no need to divulge all the “secrets”.

Ready to download? First, save the image below to Pinterest. Then, download the instruction set below. Looking for other instruction sets? See more free, printable instructions on Cutting for Business.

Free DIY Heat Transfer Vinyl Application Instructions to Use for Customers in Your Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Small Business - by


Wednesday 28th of February 2018

This is so helpful! Thank you. My only issue is that the iron-on transfer does not stick to the parchment paper as a backing. Should it? Do I tape it together to mail it? I know I must be doing something wrong.


Friday 2nd of March 2018

If your carrier isn't super sticky, that's ok. A piece of masking tape will hold it on. It's really just to prevent your carrier from sticking to other things (dirt and dust) before being applied.

Jennifer Hampton

Friday 10th of March 2017

This was exactly what I needed. Thank you so much for this post. I was hesitant to open my new Etsy shop because I couldn't figure out how to package my iron on decals now I can. :-)


Friday 10th of March 2017

Great news, Jennifer!