There is nothing worse than cutting out your heat transfer vinyl design, pressing it, and then realizing that you made a mistake. Before you freak out and consider your project a loss, there is something you can do to fix your mess-up. Whether you spelled something wrong, misplaced your design, or a stray piece of HTV made it on to your garment, your home iron can save the day.


  • Garment with mistake
  • Home Iron - any model will do. Do not use the steam setting while attempting to remove the HTV
  • Tweezers 

Pro Tip: We recommend starting your iron off on a lower setting and gradually increasing the temperature until the adhesive starts to loosen and the HTV peels off. 

Removing Matte Heat Transfer Vinyl

When we were removing the transfer sheet from our men's tank design pictured below, an "e" was not correctly applied. Fortunately, this was a simple fix with our home iron. We removed the botched "e" before cutting out another and applying it in its place.

Be sure to watch the video below to see just how we removed the matte HTV with our iron.

How to Remove Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl 

For this glitter project, we weren't planning on a stray piece of glitter HTV finding its way on to our design while we were pressing it. But as you can see, we easily removed the unwanted piece for a perfect project!


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