Tutorial: Craft Perfect Heat Transfer Vinyl on Leather

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Yesterday when I was doing research on my post about Happy Crafter’s new heat transfer vinyl product, Craft Perfect, I noticed that it was advertised as “works on leather”. Since I had some leather laying around, I put it to the test by making a leather bracelet.

Using Craft Perfect on Leather

  1. First, create your design in Silhouette Studio or Cricut Design Space. I used Silhouette Studio (version 4 beta) and the MF I Love Glitter font: Tutorial: Craft Perfect Heat Transfer Vinyl on Leather - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  2. Mirror the design, cut the Craft Perfect on your machine, and weed it: Tutorial: Craft Perfect Heat Transfer Vinyl on Leather - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  3. Lay the weeded Craft Perfect on your leather blank. In this tutorial, I’m using a half inch wide leather strip that I have cut to size for a bracelet. You can pick up the same leather hereTutorial: Craft Perfect Heat Transfer Vinyl on Leather - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  4. Using a heat press at medium pressure and 300 degrees for 15 seconds, press the Craft Perfect onto the leather. Mine turned out perfect: Tutorial: Craft Perfect Heat Transfer Vinyl on Leather - by cuttingforbusiness.com

Now, you can finish your bracelet off by adding any kind of closure you’d like. For me, I finished it off with a simple snap: Tutorial: Craft Perfect Heat Transfer Vinyl on Leather - by cuttingforbusiness.com

Interested in learning to set snaps in leather? Tandy Leather has a wonderful video tutorial here. It’s pretty easy once you do a few, but you’ll need to have a few tools on hand: 1) Snap setter and anvil. I own this one. 2) A mallet – any will do – like this one. 3) A leather hole punch. 4) And, snaps for leather!

Ready to try out Craft Perfect on leather? Before you do, save this post to Pinterest:

Tutorial: Craft Perfect Heat Transfer Vinyl on Leather - by cuttingforbusiness.com

10 thoughts on “Tutorial: Craft Perfect Heat Transfer Vinyl on Leather”

  1. Hello, i am new to this and came across your bog.. Which heat press would you recommend Christine? I am looking to buy a 5 in 1 so i can make, shirts, hats and mugs but there are so many brands.

  2. Hello. I am doing boxing gloves it worked his first fight but then started to peel from the bottom his 2nd fight. Are there any particular brands you would suggest?

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