Owl Always Love You Valentine Shirt

I know you are here to check out these AWESOME Silhouette Projects with fabric this month!  But, in case you missed it, the Silhouette Designer edition is on SALE for 40% off in the Silhouette Store. I knew that I would be using my Silhouette Cameo to create some super cute Valentines for my little princess’s day care friends.  After all, with only 4 kids there that are her age, I can totally make the effort to create some adorable and detailed Valentines for them….and of course with Natalie’s help!  But what I hadn’t planned on doing was my most HTV layers to date-this adorable “Owl Always Love You” shirt to match her fun valentines!  How cute will this be when she shows up at daycare on Friday with her fun Valentines AND an adorable shirt to match!

If you’d like the cut file for the Owl Always Love You Valentines and Shirt, please feel free to email me at “foundmyfavorite@gmail.com”.  No matter how I try to share the file here, it never works for me :(.  But, I’m more than happy to send the file as an attachment to your email!

Anyway, in hindsight, I wish I had cut the “Owl Always Love You” out of smooth HTV, as opposed to glitter.  But I LOVE glitter HTV, and thought the more glitz the better.  However, when I layered it on the pink glitter HTV, it didn’t stand out like I had hoped it would.

Owl Always Love You Valentine Shirt

Since this isn’t the first time I’ve shared my HTV experiences here on the blog {see the Minnie Mouse T-Shirt Tutorial}, I’m going to give you some tips that I think will be helpful when layering HTV-particularly using glitter HTV and several layers.

*Prewash the shirt without fabric softener.

*Set your iron to the cotton setting-the hotter the better!

*Press on the area of your shirt where you are going to iron on the vinyl.  Get it warm.

*I like to use parchment paper between the iron and the HTV.

Owl Always Love You using heat transfer vinyl #silhouetteamerica

*Press with the iron, as hard as you can.  Don’t move it around on the HTV, like you do with traditional ironing.  I like to use an old wood board on the floor. So that way I can sit on my knees and press 100% of my body weight on the iron.  It also allows me to give it even pressure.  You want to apply pressure for about 1 minute.

*Remember to peel off the clear backing before adding on your next layer.  With each layer, I tended to press a little longer, just to make sure it was on there really well.

I am SO pleased with how this turned out!  I’ve washed it several times, and it still sticks!  And, the Minnie Mouse shirt from last June has been washed a ton, and the HTV is still going strong!  I don’t put shirt with HTV in the dryer, nor do I use fabric softener.

Want to see some more Silhouette Cameo fabric inspiration?  Check out my fellow crafters in this month’s Silhouette Challenge!  We have 44 Fabric Projects for Your Sihouette!

44 Fabric Silhouette Projects #silhouettecameo #silhouetteamerica

  1. No-Sew Valentine’s Day Pillows by A Tossed Salad Life
  2. No-Sew Interchangeable Fabric Bunting by unOriginal Mom
  3. Monogrammed Burlap Garden Flag by The Turquoise Home
  4. Crawl, Walk, Bike by It’s Always Craft Time
  5. Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags by Weekend Craft
  6. DIY Bleach Spray Shirt by Practically Functional
  7. Stenciling Sherlock by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
  8. Felt Star Wands by Cutesy Crafts
  9. Yoda Kid’s T-Shirt by Architecture of a Mom
  10. Mark Your Territory- Dog Flags by Black and White Obsession
  11. Nautical Pillows by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
  12. Big Sister Gift & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
  13. Nerdy Baby Onesies + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
  14. Easy Easter Bunny Onesie – Silhouette Cameo Craft by Adventures in All Things Food & Family
  15. Fabric Envelopes for LEARNING LETTERS! (& cut file) by From Wine to Whine
  16. “Good Morning, Sunshine!” Memo Board by Tried & True
  17. Hearts-A-Lot Burlap Pillow Cover by My Paper Craze
  18. Baby Quilt by Dragonfly & Lily Pads
  19. Surprise Holiday Banner by Whats Next Ma
  20. “Team Betty” Tote Bag by The Thinking Closet
  21. DIY Sock Minion by Create it. Go!
  22. Pretty Up Some Organza Bags by Getsilvered
  23. Easy Heart Appliqued Onsies by Create & Babble
  24. Bleach Pen Gel & Freezer Paper Stencils Made with the Silhouette Machine by Bringing Creativity 2 Life
  25. Valentines Baby Onesie & Boy’s Shirt + Free Cut Files by The Frill of Life
  26. Valentine’s OWL Always Love You T-shirt by My Favorite Finds
  27. DIY Screen Printed Curtains by Chicken Scratch NY
  28. Fabric Painted Quilted Wall Hanging by Terri Johnson Creates
  29. Glitter Iron-On Top by Simply Kelly Designs
  30. DIY Monogrammed T-shirts with Silhouette Heat Transfer Material by Pitter and Glink
  31. Birthday Challenge by Fadville
  32. Machine Applique with SIlhouette Cameo by The Sensory Emporium
  33. Fabric Applique Valentine’s Day T-Shirt by DailyDwelling
  34. “Cute as Cupid” shirt by crafts, cakes, and cats
  35. Sew Cute Applique by Life After Laundry
  36. Rhino Onesie by It Happens in a Blink
  37. Upcycled Birchbox Cameo Accesory Organizer by Cupcakes&Crowbars
  38. Customizing textiles with Heat Transfer Vinyl (working title) by feto soap
  39. Easy Fabric Art by McCall Manor
  40. Lady Bug Tote Bag with Silhouette Rhinestones by Ginger Snap Crafts
  41. Mommy and Em’s Coordinated Aprons by TitiCrafty
  42. Canvas sketch project and a share by Clever Someday
  43. Foxy Lady Pajamas by Mabey She Made It
  44. Teddy Bear by Work in Progress



  1. Your little one looks lovely in her Valentine shirt. Love the glitter effect too – great project 🙂

  2. You can’t go wrong with glitter and owls. So cute!

  3. I love your shirt! I’ve never used glitter vinyl but your tips inspire me to give it a try. Your daughter looks so proud. She is adorable!

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