Cricut has come out with some amazing new products – SportFlex Iron-on and Patterned Iron-on. The SportFlex Iron-on is made specifically to stretch on tech fabrics like nylon and polyester. It is great for personalizing and customizing all your favorite activewear! The Patterned Iron-on comes in sampler packs of three different patterns that all coordinate beautifully together. It is perfect for shirts, baby clothes, home decor, tote bags, and more. Today, I am going to show you how to create a pretty floral wreath shirt using two of the sampler packs of Patterned Iron-on.
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Floral Wreath Shirt with Cricut Patterned Iron-On
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- In-Bloom Pink Patterned Iron-on Sampler
- Natalie Malan® Sunset Blossom Patterned Iron-on Sampler
- Lemongrass Foil Iron-on
- Weeding Tool
- EasyPress Mat
Start by opening the project I created in Cricut Design Space.
Cricut Design Space File: Floral Wreath Shirt
You can either measure your shirt to figure out the size for the design or use one of the shirt templates included in Design Space. To use a template, click on Template, then choose the shirt that best matches your garment.
From the drop-down menu at the top, choose whether it is a men’s or women’s shirt, and the size. Mine is a women’s large.
Once you have your template in place Select All and resize the design to fit your shirt.
All of the green leaves will be cut from the lemongrass foil iron-on. I attached them all together so that I would be able to easily place them on my t-shirt. If you want to add each leaf individually to your design, select the green leaf shapes and click Detach. Each of the pink flowers will be cut out of one of the pink floral Patterned Iron-on designs. The words will be cut out of the watercolor pink Patterned Iron-on.
Click the green Make It button. When you see the mat preview, be sure to choose Mirror Image for each mat. Then, click Continue.
Set the Smart Set Dial to custom and choose either Patterned Iron-on or Foil Iron-on from the drop-down menu, depending on which mat you are cutting.
Place the Patterned Iron-on onto the mat pattern side down and the foil iron-on shiny side down. Load your mat into the machine and click Go.
Once all the pieces are cut out, weed the excess iron-on from each of the designs. Cut around each flower so that you can place them on the shirt.
For projects like this where you are using more than one type of iron-on, start by adding the iron-on that needs the highest temperature setting first. The EasyPress Mat Settings Guide will help you determine what will work best for your project. For this project, the patterned iron-on needs a temperature of 340° and the foil iron-on is 295° (on a cotton shirt). So, start by ironing on your patterned iron-on first.
Helpful Tip: There are separate instructions for when you are using the EasyPress mat vs. a towel, so be sure to follow the instructions for your method.
Preheat the area of the material in which you will be applying your cut image for 5-10 seconds.
Using the foil iron on wreath pieces as a guide, line up where your flowers all need to go. Patterned iron-on is not meant to be layered, so be sure none of your pieces are overlapping as you iron-on the design.
Note: You can cut out each individual leaf shape and create your wreath that way. However, I found having the leaves in a circle helped to get everything placed correctly.
For the patterned iron-on, set your EasyPress heat to 340° F for 50 seconds on the front of the garment, and then 15 seconds on the back of the garment, using firm pressure. For larger designs like this one, work in sections until you have completed this process for all the pieces.
Wait for the design to cool and cold peel your design. Cold peel simply means to wait until your design has cooled completely before removing the liner from your design.
Note: If you are using an iron, preheat the area of the material in which you will be applying your cut image for 5-10 seconds. Use the cotton setting for 50 seconds on the front of the garment, then 15 seconds on the back of the garment, using firm pressure. Cold peel the design.
Then, iron-on your foil iron-on. Set your EasyPress to 295° for 30 seconds on the front of the shirt, and then 15 seconds on the back of the shirt, using firm pressure. Cold peel your design.
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