Hello, vinyl lovers! I’m so excited to show you how to apply heat transfer vinyl on leather using your Silhouette CAMEO to make this fun DIY sunglasses case for your sunglasses or eyeglasses! Here is the step-by-step tutorial:
Supplies needed to make your own DIY Sunglasses Case
Silhouette CAMEO 3 or any craft cutting machine
Heat Transfer Vinyl (I used teal, black and hot pink)
“Stars and Diamonds” SVG Cut File
Teflon sheet or thin cloth for pressing
Plain Leather Sunglasses Case
How to make your own DIY Sunglasses Case
Step 1: Download the cut file (in the supplies list) and load it into Silhouette Studio, or the design software of your choice.
Step 2: Remove the stars from the design by selecting them and hitting delete, leaving only the diamonds in your design.
Step 3: Copy and paste your diamonds until you have the number you’d like, then arrange them into rows and scale them to fit your cases (I did two rows of five). Send the design to your Silhouette to cut.
Step 4: Remove any excess heat transfer vinyl using a weeding hook to remove the small pieces inside the diamonds.
Step 5: Arrange the design on your sunglasses case with the carrier sheet facing up. Cover with a teflon sheet and iron with a hot, dry iron. Cotton or linen setting usually work best. Ironing time can vary, so I like to gently pull up the carrier sheet to check if the vinyl is sticking.
Step 6: Once the design is fully adhered, let the design cool for 1-2 minutes, then carefully peel back the carrier sheet.