Train Jacket
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Train Jacket

I am oh so ready for it to feel like fall around here. While I’m (impatiently) waiting for the temps to drop, I decorated my son’s new jacket with the help of my CAMEO. My little boy lives and breathes trains so he was thrilled when I let him pick out the design.


He carries a toy train everywhere he goes so I thought it would be fun to put the design on the pockets. Because of the jacket’s zipper I needed to split the design in half. If you’ve never done this before it is actually very easy. All you have to do is select the knife tool from the left side of your screen in Silhouette Studio. Use the knife to draw a line where you want your design to be split and that’s it!


Train Jacket | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette


Train Jacket | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

Heat transfer material irons on well to textured fabrics like this thermal jacket. It kind of molds to fit all those nooks and crannies.

Train Jacket | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

I knew this jacket was a winner when he begged me to wear it for no reason. It’s an awesome feeling making something he eagerly wants to wear.

Train Jacket | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

What do you enjoy making for the kids in your life?


Hi there, I’m Analisa! I love to travel and explore new places along with my husband and son. When we’re not on the go I’m happily crafting. I’ve been a crafter for as long as I can remember. When I was younger I collected every craft kit I could get my hands on. Not much has changed. I love my Silhouette because it such a versatile instrument for creating. I can stencil fabric with one project, then create stickers for my son with the next. I love experimenting with all it can do.

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12-inch smooth heat transfer


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  1. Very cute, Analisa! My little guy likes Legos, Minecraft, sea creatures, and the list goes on. I really should make him some more custom shirts and jackets, because he’s pretty easy to please. 😉

    1. Thanks Kelly! Don’t you just love it when little things like this make them happy?:)

  2. Cute jacket. I love heat transfer material. Don’t forget that it comes with its own carrier sheet and you need to mirror your image before cutting. Your image in the reverse is what will iron on to your fabric.

    1. Thanks Kate! Heat transfer material is always fun!

  3. What a cute idea! What little boy doesn’t like trains, thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Marilyn! You are so right, trains seem to magically draw them in.

  4. You took a plain hoodie and made it special. How cute!

    1. Thanks Dawn! Plain clothing will never be safe from me as long as I have my CAMEO 😉

  5. What is the difference between the heat transfer material used here, the heat transfer vinyl, and the print-on heat transfer material for light and dark colors. I used the pint on for white materials, and it was awesome, but it totally peeled and cracked in the wash. Is this different… does it stay on?

    1. Hi Charli! Silhouette calls this heat transfer material while some people call it heat transfer vinyl. It’s the same thing though.

      Using heat transfer material is similar to using vinyl in that it comes in a solid color and you remove the negative space. You can’t print directly on the heat transfer material like you can the printable heat transfer you used.

      I’ve had great luck with heat transfer material. As long as you iron it on really well, it should wash and wear for a long time.

      I hope you’ll give it a try! It’s one of my favorite crafting materials!

      1. I plan on getting into the HTV as soon as I can afford it, and as soon as my grandson gets a little bigger and as soon as I can decide what I’m gonna do so I can choose some colors. I actually have to take another look at your design… I have a 12 month navy hoodie to decorate (for after he’s grown some) and right now I have one piece of Siser white HTV. I wonder if I could do it.

        No chance the hubby is gonna let me spring for a heat press, though.

        Thanks for the help!


  6. Super cute! I actually used the same train design for a couple shirts last year (I think?) and it was a favorite. Makes a great gift for little dudes, too.

    1. I remember that shirt…along with my kiddo freakin out because he loved it too:) It’s such a great train design!

  7. Hi, Analisa! What a cute way to really dress up a hoodie. My little guys (3 & 4 year old grandsons) would love this. Whenever the 4 year old hears a train whistle, he thinks his “friends” are talking to him! This will definitely be on my soon to make list!

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