Customizing a Stroller with Cricut or Silhouette

When I decided to customize our stroller, I went in search of successful attempts online and found none. So, I figured I’d try anyway.

I’m really happy with the results.

If you don’t have a Cricut or Silhouette machine, you can buy heat transfer iron on designs in abundance on Etsy, usually for a pretty reasonable price.

My tips for stroller customization are as follows:

  1. Before you get too far into the project, make sure your hood (or the part you want to customize) is removable in a way that will allow you to iron it. For us, the hood popped right up.
  2. Make sure you test an inconspicuous spot with your iron before you attempt to adhere the heat transfer vinyl.
  3. This is best done with an iron rather than a heat press, because you may need to squeeze into small areas where a heat press isn’t appropriate, but the nose of an iron can squeeze in.
  4. As you can tell from the picture, the vinyl is going to adhere itself down into any textures on the fabric in a different way than tshirts, so be prepared.

I used a glass cutting board over a wooden cutting board as my surface and a regular iron set to high. I applied it just like I would for a tshirt, just with a bit more care for angles.

The vinyl I used was Siser silver, specifically it came from Siser NA EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl Set of 12

 

Finally, if you want a fancy letter like the one I have, this site has a huge selection. Clip Art Etc. I have no affiliation with the page, other than that I love the selection of letter there.

Happy Crafting!

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