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Making a T-shirt with Patterned Iron-On Vinyl from Cricut

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Special thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post and providing many of the materials used.


I am so excited to work with the new Patterned Iron-on Vinyl from Cricut as well as the EasyPress and the new EasyPress Mat. For this project, I am using the Aquamarine Sampler by Natalie Malan. The blue colors are so pretty. My daughter picked the design from Cricut for her shirt. We are using elephant #M466A5 from the Wall Decor and More cartridge. 

maker

Materials:

I am using the new patterned iron-on vinyl from Cricut. There are currently nine packs of vinyl on the Cricut site. Each pack comes with three sheets of patterned vinyl that are 12" x 17". Cricut is also now carrying SportFlex iron-on vinyl to work on all tech fabrics. SportFlex is lightweight and flexible. I can't wait to try that out!

The above image shows the new EasyPress Mat and the EasyPress. I can't wait for my mat to arrive. It will make using the EasyPress so much easier. 

Directions:

elephant
To begin, we needed to change the elephant file so that the pieces fit together like a puzzle rather than laying on top of each other. Cricut recommends against layering the patterned vinyl.
The first part of the video below shows how the design was edited. 
 

chalk
Thankfully my daughter was available to try on the shirt
and I used a piece of chalk to mark the location where she wanted the design.
 

vinyl
Don't forget to place the vinyl pattern side down on your mat.
Before sending the file to cut, mirror the image in Design Space.
 

weeding
Once the designs are cut, weed out the unnecessary vinyl.
 

layered design
So, this is how the design will look when it is all together.
 

easy press
The EasyPress

• The word from Cricut about the EasyPress and Patterned Vinyl heating instructions: 340 degrees, 10 - 15 seconds on the fabric alone, 50 seconds with the vinyl (on front), 15 - 20 seconds on the back of the fabric, cold peel.
 

layering on t-shirt
Placing the second application of vinyl on the shirt.

Additional Video Tutorial:
 

wearing
Happy girl and her shirt!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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