With so many places to purchase vinyl and iron-on vinyl, it is easy to get overwhelmed. I try to stick with recommended shops and vendors for the best experience. Read on for my list of where to buy vinyl and iron-on vinyl. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but help support this site with a small commission.
Many crafters purchase their first Cricut machine with some sort of vinyl craft in mind. Whether it’s a cute iron-on vinyl shirt project or sprucing up a piece of decor with vinyl, vinyl projects are hugely popular. They allow crafters to personalize just about anything! Vinyl, regardless of the type, is a big investment when Cricut crafting. From selling projects to making crafts for personal use, finding the right price on vinyl can be overwhelming.
I often have other crafters ask, “Where do you purchase your vinyl?”. I wish that this were a cut and dry question! I rarely meet a crafter who purchases all of their vinyl from the same place every time. Sales, shipping, and customer service are all aspects of buying vinyl that must be considered. Personally, I have purchased vinyl from several different places. Most of them have their pros and cons, and each crafter has to determine which place is right for them.
Today I’m sharing these go-to shops and stores for buying vinyl. I will list those that I have used personally first and will outline what I like best about each. Lastly, I’ll include popular shops that I know other crafters purchase from but that I have not necessarily used personally.
My Personal Go-To Vinyl Suppliers
Ahh, the struggle over “Cricut vinyl” in the crafting world is something you may hear about. Crafters either swear by Cricut vinyl or only use it when absolutely necessary. I can only relate my experience with Cricut vinyl, and it has all been positive. I’ve never had Cricut iron-on vinyl peel or come off after washing. A vinyl design that my daughter placed on her tablet case lasted longer than the case. For me, Cricut vinyl has been awesome! My order has always been correct, and shipping is timely. Customer service is great. I had a problem with a roll of vinyl one time, and customer service promptly sent me a new roll after I contacted them. I buy vinyl when it’s on sale for a great deal, and for even more savings, I use my special material discount code! See the side bar here on the right?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Look for my Cricut discount code to save on Cricut material purchases of $50+, including all types of vinyl (code changes quarterly).
Expressions Vinyl is a favorite when searching for fun patterned vinyl. They have some of the cutest patterned iron-on vinyl sheets, such as the aztec look that’s so popular right now. Orders are correct and timely.
Happy Crafters is a great “all-in-one” place to buy vinyl. Not only do they sell iron-on vinyl and regular vinyl, but they also have accessories and blank apparel. For crafters looking to purchase everything in one convenient online shop, Happy Crafters is a great place to check out.
While not the cheapest option, craft stores typically offer a range of basic vinyl. Craft stores do not always have a large variety of specialty vinyl or patterned vinyl. However, if I’m completing a project in a rush and have no time to wait for shipping, then a craft store is the place to go. Another downside of craft stores is that they often do not allow their weekly coupons to be used on branded vinyl. Craft stores do have sales, and prices aren’t always bad if I catch a great sale. I’ve purchased vinyl from all the major craft store chains, including A.C. Moore, Joann’s, Michael’s, and Hobby Lobby. One time while in a pinch I ran into Walmart for a roll of black iron-on vinyl, but beware that they have a very limited selection.
Other Vinyl Resources
These are other online vinyl suppliers. I have not personally shopped at these, but other crafters have recommended them.
Amazon – It seems like this one would be a given, but I’ve actually never shopped for vinyl via Amazon. I’ve heard both positive and negative reviews of vinyl ordered from Amazon.
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[…] You can buy iron-on vinyl in every color and variation. For this project, I chose a simple one-color design for one hat and then tried some holographic dots for my 2nd hat. *Check out this link to help you know where to buy cricut vinyl. […]