Cricut Iron-On Tutorial for Beginners

Do you have a Cricut and do not know where to start? Do you want a Cricut and want to see what you can do with this great machine? Then look no further. The Diva Inc. Magazine has you covered when it comes to all things Cricut! In this post, we are covering how easy it is to use the Cricut iron-on on a t-shirt. Wow…say that three times fast! Follow the steps below and you will be designing your own t-shirts before you know it. Don’t be surprised when your friends and co-workers want one of your new Cricut designed t-shirts. 🙂

What you will need:

Using Cricut Design Space, Click on the heart shape. Enlarge the shape to fit the entire 12×12 area leaving a little margin so that it doesn’t go over the canvas.
Once you have the heart sized, click “Go.” When you get to the next screen make sure that the “mirror image (for iron-on)” button is clicked. For the heart, this will not matter but for your future projects this will be an important step as iron-on images are printed in reverse.

Turn the dial on your Cricut to “Iron-on” for solid colored iron-on and turn the dial one stop beyond “Iron-on” for a glitter iron-on.
Follow the prompts on the Cricut for loading and cutting your glitter iron-on.
Once the Cricut is done cutting your shape, gently peel off the iron-on from the mat.
Next cut any excess material away from your shape. *Be careful not to cut into your shape.
Remove the excess material from around the shape. *This is known as weeding.
This is what your heart should look like before proceeding to iron it on your t-shirt.
Position your heart on your t-shirt (glitter facing up)
Once you have your heart in position, you are ready to get out the iron.
Before ironing, place a clean cloth over your image as shown.
Iron the heart into place by pressing the iron down in one spot for about 15 seconds. Lift the iron to move to the next spot and repeat these steps until you have covered the entire image. Once you have done the front, flip the shirt over and iron the back as well.
Once you have ironed both sides, gently peel the transfer paper away from your image. If there are spots that have not adhered properly, run the tip of your iron over them again.

Want to see these steps in action? Watch the video.

I hope you enjoyed this Cricut Iron-On Tutorial for Beginners. Stay tuned for more…

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

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