Did you get a Cricut Easy Press for Christmas as I did? I hope so!! Now that I have this awesome tool I decided to find out the best places to buy heat transfer vinyl so I can start creating! As much as I love scrapbooking…I think I am going to become obsessed with HTV too!
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The Best Places to Buy Heat Transfer Vinyl
When I began my search for heat transfer vinyl (HTV) I was surprised by how many online options are out there!
I don't have any craft stores in my town and I don't always want to drive 45 minutes to buy some. Ordering craft supplies online has become a standard for me due to convenience and a bigger selection.
Big Box Stores
I think we all know about the big box stores. The stores I am talking about are Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Joann.
These stores all carry a decent selection of regular vinyl and heat transfer vinyl (also called Iron-On Vinyl).
Hobby Lobby offers Cricut brand and Paper Studio vinyl. I have read a LOT of reviews about the Paper Studios HTV and it gets quite a few bad reviews. It may be possible to save money on this brand of vinyl and depending on what you use it for it may be an option.
Joann has a very nice selection of Cricut Vinyl and HTV in the store and online. They also carry Silhouette brand vinyl but the selection in stores and online is very small. For example online there are 351 items in the Cricut line and only 44 in the Silhouette line.
Michaels offers Cricut brand, Silhouette brand, and Siser brand. The Siser brand is less expensive but gets good reviews for quality.
My Vinyl Direct
My Vinyl Direct offers a LOT. They have heat transfer vinyl, permanent vinyl, removable vinyl and so much more.
They offer heat press transfers which are designs ready to be put right onto a shirt or other medium. I LOVE these because I am not brave enough to do the more complex designs yet and these are very affordable and ready to go.
There are digital files for sale plus blank products you can buy for your creations. They have jersey shirts and SO MUCH MORE.
This site has everything you need if vinyl is your passion. They do sell Silhouette machines and products.
My Vinyl Direct is a one-stop shop for vinyl. It is definitely on the list of the best places to buy heat transfer vinyl for a reason!
Swing Design offers Siser, Silhouette, Cricut, and Oracal vinyl and heat transfer vinyl. There are some classes offered to become proficient in vinyl especially using a Silhouette.
They have a large selection of vinyl and many other tools and machines available.
Expressions Vinyl offers Siser brand vinyl and also has a large selection of their own brand of patterned vinyl and HTV. There are products by Silhouette and Oracal as well.
I love the section on machine settings. This broke it down very well, especially for beginners.
Did I mention the fantastic color charts they have that break each brand down into a color chart by vinyl type? These are awesome!
They have a great selection of FREE videos to help you with basically any vinyl issue you could ever have! These are the kinds of videos I will be watching regularly!!
I also love their blog articles with so many fun ideas.
The Cricut website obviously has the biggest selection of their own vinyl and iron-on vinyl. The prices are on par with other retailers and I love the regular sales they offer.
Be sure to join their mailing list so you know when items go on sale! You won't find other brands…but you can buy the Cricut EasyPress here and all the awesome tools.
Happy Crafters is all about happy crafting and vinyl. They have TONS of different vinyl and HTV to choose from.
They have a huge selection of blank products you can buy to help with your creations. There are also SVG files for sale with cute designs.
Be sure to check the homepage for sales and sign up for the newsletter too.
Don't forget about Amazon when you are looking for lower-cost HTV. They have a huge selection. Many are brands I haven't heard of but most get great reviews.
You can get big packs with all sorts of colors included. There are also HUGE rolls of HTV for those big projects.
This might be a good option if you need the vinyl in a hurry.
Where Do You Think The Best Places To Buy Heat Transfer Vinyl Are?
So where do you think the best places to buy heat transfer vinyl are? Do you prefer to shop online or in stores? Which brand of HTV do you like best? Do you use a Cricut Easy Press or an iron?