Personalized Beach Towels. Create your own personalized and customized beach towels with iron-on, a Cricut machine, and the EasyPress.
We have a large above ground pool in our backyard. There seems to always be extra kids over swimming and they sometimes forget their towels. And if they do remember to bring their towels, everyone has the same ones from Walmart! I guess that is what happens when you live in a small town. To make sure our towels stay at our house, I wanted to personalize them with iron-on so that there is no mistake about where the towels belong.
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Personalized Beach Towels
Create Your Personalized Design in Cricut Design Space
Open Cricut Design Space. Click on Text in the design panel. Add your name or last name. I choose to do the last name since our whole family shares the pool towels.
I chose the font Plantin Schoolbook – Roly Poly. The V and the A looked too far apart, so I click on the Advanced option at the top and selected Ungroup to Letters. This allows you to move each individual letter.
I moved over the V and the A and then selected the entire word. In the layers panel, I selected Attach to keep all the letters together as I finished my design.
Open up Images in the design panel. Search for “waves” in the search box. I chose the Waves Border #M39EC4 from the Life is a Beach cartridge.
I sized the wave to fit above my last name text and centered everything.
I changed both images to white in the layers panel so I can cut out the entire design on white glitter iron-on. Select all and then click Attach in the layers panel so everything will stay together when cutting.
Cricut Design Space File: Personalized Beach Towel
Click the Make It button. Choose the number of project copies you need. I have 6 towels so I did 6. Since you are working with iron-on be sure to select Mirror Image on the mat preview. Click Continue.
Select the iron-on material you are using from the drop-down menu. I chose Glitter Iron-On. Place the iron-on on your mat with the shiny side down. Load it into the machine and click Go.
Use the EasyPress to Apply Iron-on to Towels
Once it is done cutting you will need to weed the excess iron-on from your design. I also cut each set of the designs apart so I could iron them on to each towel.
I used the EasyPress and mat to iron on my designs. For cotton towels, set the EasyPress to 340°. Pre-heat the fabric for a few seconds. Firmly press down on the EasyPress for 30 seconds. Flip the fabric over and heat the backside for another 15 seconds.
Peel the liner off the design while it is still warm.
Easy Press Settings: https://help.cricut.com/easypress-recommended-settings
Now the towels are ready for a trip to the beach or fun time at the pool. And they won’t get mixed up with our friend’s towels!
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