Well, who doesn't love Tacos? I have yet to meet one person who doesn't. This free Taco SVG is fun to put just about anywhere. Grab this one and 14 other free taco SVG freebies.
Supplies Needed for your Taco T-Shirt
- Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore, or Silhouette Cameo
- Cricut EasyPress, Heat Press, or Iron
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Weeding Tool
Time needed: 10 minutes.
How to Apply Iron On Vinyl
- Cut your Iron-On Vinyl
After you've uploaded your design to your software, you will want to cut your Iron
–On Vinyl shiny side down and be sure the image is reversed. Your machine should not cut completely through the clear carrier sheet. You want your vinyl to have a “kiss cut” meaning it has cut through the vinyl but not the sheet it came on.
- How to Weed Iron-On Vinyl
Using a weeding tool or safety pin, remove all of the negatives of the
image. Leave the part of the image that you want on your carrier sheet so that the image will stay where it is supposed to.
- Prepare your surface
You'll want to preheat your clothing to get all the moisture out. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on what temperature you need to press at and whether or not you need to peel the carrier sheet off while it is still hot or has cooled down.
- How to Apply Iron On Vinyl
Again, read the manufacturer's instruction on what temperature you need to set your Heat Press or EasyPress on. The most common kind of Iron-On is called Siser EasyWeed. To apply to a cotton t-shirt, preheat your EasyPress to 305F degrees and press your HTV for 30 seconds. Remove while the carrier sheet is still warm.
- How to care for your garment after applying HTV
Wash your garment inside out and if you need to press, press it from the back. Hang dry or tumble on low heat.
You can also easily cut this cute Taco SVG file out of adhesive vinyl and it'd be kind of hilarious in a kitchen.
How to cut Permanent Vinyl (651 Vinyl)
- Prepare Your Vinyl
If you're cutting vinyl on a Cricut Machine, you'll need to cut your vinyl so that it fits on the mat. Most vinyl comes at 12″ wide so you will just need to cut your vinyl to size and then place it on your mat.
If you're cutting vinyl with a Silhouette machine, you can release the lever on the right side of the roller bar and adjust your tabs so that the vinyl will be fed incorrectly. You can use a roll feeder or the new Cameo 4 has a built-in roller so that you can cut up to 10ft.
- Cut Your Image
In your design software, you'll size your project to fit your vinyl and then send the file to your machine to cut. You do not want to mirror your image when you're cutting permanent vinyl. Cut with the carrier sheet placed directly on the mat and the top of the vinyl show.
- Weed Your Image
Life is a little easier when you weed your image when it's still on the mat. Use a razor or scissors to cut away larger pieces as you're weeding so that your design doesn't get ruined. Start with the corner and remove the negative part of the design you've cut.
The dollar store carries a great dental pick, or you can replace the lead in a pencil with a straight pin as long as they're the same size. You don't need fancy tools but it really helps to have a variety so that you're never without.
- Apply Transfer Tape
After you have removed all the parts of your vinyl that you don't want apart of your project, it's time to apply the transfer tape. There are a lot of versions of transfer tape but my favorite transfer tape is this one from Expressions Vinyl. It sticks to the vinyl and removes easily when you transfer your image to your final piece.
Start by peeling the corner of your transfer tape and lay it over your vinyl piece. It gets trickier the larger your piece so go slow. If you have a smaller piece, it's more forgiving and you can work faster.
Use a credit card or scraper tool to apply pressure over your vinyl cutout. Using lots of pressure means that you'll be able to lift it all in one piece.
- Remove From Carrier Sheet
After you've applied to transfer tape to the top of the vinyl, it's time to peel it up and apply it to your final project.
Peel up slowly from the carrier sheet to make sure that all your pieces are stuck and they won't rip. I like to place my vinyl transfer tape side down and then peel backward. Use your weeding tool to help guide some of the pieces on to the transfer tape.
The longer your vinyl sits on transfer tape, the easier it will lift. It just needs a little time for the adhesive to adhere to the top but you can do it immediately too with just a little patience.
- Applying Your Vinyl
Go slow and try just to have the transfer tape touch your final piece while you adjust your cutout. To me, this is the hardest part. If you have a large piece, it's helpful to have a second set of arms if you can.
Apply your permanent vinyl to the desired spot and then when it's where you want it, use the scraper tool again and rub. If you have a textured base, using a tennis ball or something similar to help get it into the grooves.
Peel your transfer tape off the project, again going slow and making sure that each letter adheres to your base.
You can reuse your transfer tape if you'd like or toss it. Having transfer tape when applying vinyl is a must. There are many things you can try and substitute as transfer tape but it's honestly worth every penny to have an excellent brand of tape.
More Free Taco SVG Files
- I can't make everyone happy. I'm not a taco. from The Country Chic Cottage
- Nachos are Calling from Brooklyn Berry Designs
- Taco Bout Cute from Pineapple Paper Company
- Feed Me Tacos And Tell Me I'm Pretty from Hello Creative Family
- Let's Get Smashed from Hey Let's Make Stuff
- Taco Love from 100 Directions
- Tacos and Margaritas from Everyday Party Magazine
- Welcome Cover Charge – Tacos and Margaritas from Happy Go Lucky
- Single, taken, in love with tacos from See Lindsay
- Mas Tacos Por Favor from Artsy Fartsy Mama
- Probably Thinking About Tacos from Crafting in the Rain
- Say No to Cilantro from Mad in Crafts
- Inhale Tacos – Exhale Negativity from 30 Minute Crafts
- Tacos Are My Love Language from Cutting Machine Crafting
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