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Posted on October 20, 2017

7 Items You Can Make with a Heat Press to Sell on Etsy

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7 Items You Can Make with a Heat Press to Sell on Etsy

Thank you to Annabelle for these great ideas.

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Etsy: Tote Bag by My Bebe Cadum

Have you ever wished you could just work from home?

The ability to make your own schedule, no answering to a boss, you can work from your own pajamas and take as long of a lunch break as you want…

Several aspects of a home business make it sound so very appealing.

Well, while you might not be a multi-millionaire or an entrepreneur who can simply invest in something or create your own home-based business… If you enjoy crafting, it might just be the solution you are looking for.

Thanks to several platforms such as Etsy, crafters around the world are able to easily share and sell their products – some even making a successful business out of it.

An easy way to make adorable crafts to sell on Etsy is using a heat press…

You can use it to make:

* Bags or Totes

From beach bags to simple vacation totes…

Everyone loves a great bag! A heat press is a great way to transform a plain, and affordable bag into something magnificent!


* Baby Clothes

I can’t think of a better gift for a new or expecting parent other than baby clothes…

And, having them personalized just makes them that much better. From their coming home outfit to the perfect top for their 1st birthday party.


* Pillowcases

One of my favorite set of pillowcases made by a heat press is one that says “His” and one that says “Hers” …

They make a great wedding gift! You could also personalize them with names or even sayings, such as “sweet dreams.”


* Aprons

Who doesn’t love a good joke in the kitchen? Of course, you are just really trying to avoid getting your clothes messy, but a quirky saying on an apron just makes cooking dinner that much better.

It can be something as simple as “Kiss the Cook” or something more intriguing that you might have crafted yourself.  You could also offer personalized aprons.

Tip: You can easily buy plain aprons in bulk, grab some funny ideas on sites like Café Press, and just attach everything yourself using the heat press.


* T-Shirts or Tank Tops

Of course, one of the most popular articles of clothing out there is t-shirts… And, personalized t-shirts or tank tops are great for just about any occasion. You pretty much cannot talk about a heat press without talking about t-shirts!

For example, personalized “bride” and “bridesmaid” tank tops are all the rage at weddings right now. Or, the perfect monogrammed t-shirt can be found in just about any girl’s closet.


* Hats

Hats are a great place for a funny saying or even just a logo for something you support. The best part about hats though is that people can wear them all year long – so, they are pretty much always in season.

Tip: One way to market your business and sell hats is to make a hat with your business logo on it… Free advertising!


* Mugs

Personalized mugs make a great gift for just about anyone. You could put something as simple as ‘Coffee’ on it or make it more special and put something like ‘Mum.’

The possibilities are endless!

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Etsy: Personalised Mug by – Must Have Mugs

Have you ever received a personalized, hand-made gift? It has to be one of the most meaningful presents and one everybody likes to get at some point.

So, rather you are looking to start your own home-based business or just sell on Etsy for fun, crafty projects using a heat press are a great way to dip your feet in the water!

What is your favorite craft you have made using a heat press? Share with us in the comments!

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