What do I need with a Heat Press

Are you searching and waiting and wondering what you need to order with a heat press? I spent months looking for the best deal, researching what I wanted to make, and ultimately landed on a 15×15 clamshell style press, but I had no idea what I needed to go with it. If this is you, you’re in luck. I’ve prepared a list of what I bought, and am sharing some of my favorite projects below!

Must Have Heat Press Accessories

Teflon Sheet to protect your press and items to be pressed.



Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)

My favorite brand is Siser and there are 3 types I use most of the time.

  1. Sister Heat Transfer
  2. Sister Stretch (good for baby clothes and ladies shirts that stretch with the bust)
  3. Siser Glitter

You should also know there are some beautiful printed HTV patterns, and I buy mine from here! Check out all of these floral and holiday patterns! I love them all! Printed Heat Transfer Vinyl

Each type comes in multiple colors and sheet sizes, so you can order just what you need for your project!

Blank Items to press

Some of my favorite creations have been made using my heat press. I like to look for inexpensive blanks so that I can change things up frequently. Here’s a few ideas!

  1. Apronsorder some here
  2. Dish Towels 6 pack of white
  3. Tote Bags Canvas, multiple sizes
  4. Make up Bags Glitter bottom
  5. Blankets
  6. Cheer Bows
  7. Koozies
  8. Popsicle holders
  9. Felt board accents
  10. Family VACATION SHIRTS!!!!!!


I love my Silhouette Cameo 3, and highly recommend it. You can also use a Cricut machine to cut Heat Transfer Vinyl. If you need help picking which one is right for you, join us on Facebook at Cameo Craft Class and we can talk to you about some of the differences.


Check out some of these Heat Transfer Vinyl Projects!


Felt Board Scare Crow Face! So cute, and super easy. I love that he can be reused!


Printed Heat Transfer Vinyl Shirt paired with Siser glitter for our Disney trip!

Santa Shirt

Christmas Bags

Unicorn Shirt

file available hereUnicorn SVG

font Zooky Squash font link

Birthday Sash

Robot Valentine Shirt




Happy Crafting,

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