There isn’t as much joy in buying ready-made items as is in creating them. If you are not a creative person, then life has not ended yet to explore the creative side in you. And if you are already creative, and feel so from within, then you must never get tired trying new things. And that is why doing DIY projects as the homemaker and mother, can be one of the loveliest, satisfying, engaging, and heart quenching activities for you.
Every mother is a DIYer
There is a DIYer in every mother. In fact, mothers explore DIY projects in such lovely ways which no other member in the house can. That’s simply because, they just don’t show their creativity, but also give in their pure motherly care, thoughtful observations and work into the project. Hence, whatever project moms handle they do it the best, whether it’s for the kids or the household.
DIY of a mother is reflected in anything and everything in a house. Whether you are a working mom or work from home or a soulful homemaker, your every work inside the home is a live example of a Do-It-Yourself kind of work. Hence cooking, washing clothes, dish washing, cleaning the home, organising spaces, folding and organising clothes, sorting the grocery, doing minor fixtures here and there, cleaning the chimney, cleaning the tiles, bathroom cleaning, floor cleaning, everything falls under a DIY project in one way or the other. That’s why every mom is an expert DIYer. They learn to do it very soon and then become the expert.
Nurturing the creativity inside you
Women are makers and creators in nature. That is why every woman is creative somewhere. And when you start thinking about the child and household as the mom, you get more thoughtful and creative. Hence you can try and nurture more creativity inside you by trying new things. When you try new things, it gives you another side to explore, new experiences to gain, find new happiness and joy in a project, and feel fresh achievements. Hence you must nurture your creative side, and bring yourself the scope to try new things which basically moms would do the very best.
Taking an interest in dress designing
Dress designing is one such arena, where mothers usually take an interest. That’s because when you design a dress for the child, or for your husband, or another family member, you put in a lot of thought and creativity, and give it the best effort. You may not be confident sewing dresses and doing embroideries, but you certainly can imprint on dresses to give them the graphical accent. This is done simply by a method called vinyl heat transfer.
How can simple vinyl printing be using heat transfer sheets?
Prints of any style, design, and colour can be embedded on a dress by a simple arrangement, which requires a heat transfer vinyl sheet, a dress on which you want to imprint the design, a thin towel, an iron, a heat transfer vinyl cutting machine, a computer, and any good designing or photo editing software.
The vinyl printing heat transfer sheet is cut with the vinyl cutting machine exactly on the basis of the design fed to the machine from the computer. And then by simply ironing over the vinyl sheet by putting it on the dress, the print is embedded on the dress fabric.
It involves a simple process of designing, cutting the vinyl sheet, weeding the sheet, transferring the design on the dress by ironing. The heat transfer vinyl sheet contains the ink for the design. And this ink sheet is cut using the sheet cutting machine. And finally, by turning the sheet upside down on the fabric and ironing over it, the ink gets transferred permanently to the fabric.
How to make a vinyl printing design?
Making a vinyl printing design is really easy. Here are the simple steps to do the job:
- Use any designing software to make a nice design of your choice on the computer.
- Connect the computer to the vinyl heat transfer sheet cutter machine.
- Place the vinyl heat transfer sheet in the machine and put it on, set the machine setting to the vinyl heat transfer setting and press the start button.
- The machine will start cutting the design on the sheet. In a few minutes, the vinyl sheet will get the full design as it is, cut on it.
- Take out the sheet and weed out the unwanted parts of the vinyl.
- Now place the sheet the vinyl side down on the t-shirt or fabric where you want to create the graphic.
- Over the heat transfer sheet put a thin towel or cloth.
- Now above that cloth or towel start ironing with a hot iron for few minutes.
- Within 30 seconds to few minutes, the design on the vinyl heat transfer sheet gets transferred to the fabric.
- Now stop ironing, and remove the towel, and the empty sheet to reveal the beautiful creation of yours on the fabric.
This is the simple method to print any graphic in any colour on a t-shirt, dress, or fabric, and enjoy the creative project.
How to use a vinyl sheet cutting machine?
The use of the vinyl sheet cutting machine is pretty simple. And the role of the machine in completing the project is also huge. Without a machine cut sheet, you will not achieve that perfection and exact measurement in your design. A computer-aided machine can create that perfect design with exact precision.
To run the machine, you just need to connect it with the computer, and then put it on, place the heat transfer vinyl sheet, set the right setting with the dial, and press the run button.
Creativity can be trained in a lot of ways when you have the heat transfer vinyl sheet cutter. You may mix and match several designs of different colours to cut and then iron them on various dress materials, etc. to create amazing designs.