Cricut has taken Iron On to the next level with their PreDesigned Iron On Designs! These are perfect for crafters of all levels and also many different kinds of garments! Come check out everything you need to know about the Cricut Iron On Designs and learn How to Apply Iron On Designs!
Hey friends! Today I’m excited to share all about Cricut’s Iron On Designs! These really are going to take Iron On creating to the next level with these predesigned Iron On’s that are perfect for almost all occasions! Cricut currently has over 50 designs available on their website and they are also available at your local Michaels and JOANN Stores!
When I originally heard that Cricut had released predesigned Iron On Vinyl designs I just didn’t get it! Why would I need ALREADY designed Iron On designs, when I could design and cut my own with my Cricut Maker (Or Explore)? It just didn’t make sense!
Then I got my hands on a few and immediately understood! You guys, these designs have WAY more detail than I could create myself by layering Iron On. There is depth with shadows, layering created with coloring variations, texture and more! I was immediately excited about them and knew that I would for sure be using them!
Check them out for yourself!
PREDESIGNED IRON ON DESIGNS:
Cricut currently has a little over 50 designs available, with LOTS more coming!
They have designs for anything you can think of! I thought it would be fun to share just a few of them!
There are two sizes – Large and Small! The designs themselves are all different sizes. So, for example, a Large Design may be one big design or it may have a few coordinating designs on the clear iron on sheet. The large designs come on a 8.5″ x 12″ sheet!
Same goes for the Small Designs – they may be one design or multiple small designs on the sheet. The small designs come on 4.25″ x 12″ sheets!
For the sheets that come with multiple designs, you just use scissors to trim around the designs prior to applying them to garment! That means with some of the designs you will be able to create MULTIPLE projects!
WHERE CAN I APPLY IRON ON DESIGNS?
The question really should be where CAN’T you apply Cricut Iron On Designs?
Here is a quick list of things you can customize!
- Adult Shirts
- Kids Shirts
- Throw Pillows
- and more!
I’m especially excited to be able to customize baby onesies! I see MANY themed baby gifts happening in the future!
I have also already made my kids each a handful of shirts and they love them! They’re sooo quick to throw together!
HOW TO APPLY CRICUT IRON ON DESIGNS
I wanted to show you easy it is to apply Cricut Iron On Designs!
And that’s it!! Have you seen a supplies list that short!! That’s the beauty of these predesigned Iron On Designs! They make the entire process so simple and quick!
When you remove your Iron On Design from the packaging, the design will be attached to a clear iron on liner.
To apply with the EasyPress:
Place your shirt (or garment) over the EasyPress Mat. Use a ruler to place to help you place your design on your garment where you want it.
Before you do your final placement, preheat the area with your EasyPress for 10-15 seconds. You will place it with the design down on the garment and the clear liner on top! It will visually look just like you want it to when you’re done.
You will want to reference the EasyPress Recommended Settings Page to find out exactly what heat temperature you should set your EasyPress to and how long you should apply heat to your design.
For the EasyPress Mat most materials will want a 340 degree heat setting for approx 30 seconds, but there are a few exceptions where it requires a lower heat and time.
For use with a towel most materials want a 340 degree heat setting for 50 seconds, but again, there are a few exceptions!
But again, double check the EasyPress Recommended Settings Page before proceeding!
Once you apply heat to the top of the design, don’t forget to flip the garment over and apply heat to the back of the surface for 15-20 more seconds.
Allow everything to cool completely and COLD peel the plastic lining off the design. If you peel it while the design is still warm the clear liner may not pull off great!
To Apply with an Iron:
Turn the Iron on and make sure the steam setting is off.
Preheat the area you are wanting to apply the design to for 5-10 seconds.
Apply your Cricut Iron On Design to the surface with the plastic lining up and place a teflon sheet or thin towel between your design and the Iron.
Use the iron with firm pressure all over your design for approx 50 seconds. Because the iron isn’t as big and because it doesn’t have consistent heat on the heat plate, you DO need to constantly be moving it. This is one of the major reasons I prefer the EasyPress.
Flip the surface over and apply heat to the back of the surface for 15-20 more seconds.
Allow everything to cool completely and COLD peel the plastic lining off the design.
If the design is not transferring all the way, apply heat for an additional 20-30 seconds!
SHOULD I BUY A CRICUT EASYPRESS?
I highly suggest if you plan on creating pretty frequently with Iron On Vinyl that you should invest in a Cricut EasyPress!
The large 9″ x 9″ heat plate it makes the application process so much easier by being able to cover more or all of the design at one time.
Also, as you can see below, an iron doesn’t have consistent heat on its heat plate. There can be a 200 degree variance along the heat plate of an iron. With the EasyPress you will only get a 10-20 degree variance. What does that exactly mean? It means you don’t have to move the EasyPress when applying the heat like you would with an iron. Just place the EasyPress over your Iron On Design, apply light pressure and start the timer!
If your design is large, then you will need to repeat that process over each part of the design. But, you won’t need to be constantly moving the EasyPress in small circles like you would with an iron!
As for knowing what temperature to use — Cricut takes all the guess work out of it for you! They have a Cricut EasyPress Recommendations Page that they are always updating as they release new products!
Cricut also has an EasyPress Mat that I love! It helps protect your surface while making sure that the heat from the EasyPress is all going to help transfer your Iron On design versus being absorbed into the surface your garment is sitting on. Towels will absorb some of the heat, so if you’re using a towel, you may need to adjust your heat temperature or the amount of time that you heat your design.
On the Cricut EasyPress Recommendations Page, they share the settings you should use if you’re using the EasyPress Mat or a Towel to protect your surface. So, make sure to reference the correct chart!
Check out how fun some of these designs are:
I literally made all these projects in the 15 minutes! I highly recommend crafters of ALL levels get their hands on Cricut Iron On Designs and an EasyPress! They’re way too fun!
If you love this fun Cricut project, check out these other fun crafts:
- Living My Best Life T-Shirt Design w/ Patterned Iron On
- DIY Kids Basketball Shirts using Cricut SportFlex
- DIY Iron On Sewing Bins
- DIY Vinyl Tumbler Designs for Moms
- Cricut Maker Review
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.