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Have you heard the news?? Cricut now has Patterned Iron-On!! I mean, can’t you just imagine the projects you could make with these cute options?! The possibilities are endless.
And we love Cricut Iron-on! Check out our other iron on projects: Baymax love shirts, Disney elbow and knee patches, and Mickey Ears diaper bag.
There are 9 different sampler packs of Cricut Patterned Iron-On to choose from, each with three 12″ x 17″ coordinating patterned iron-on sheets. We picked up three sampler packs: Nature Walk Basics, Sunset Blossom Sampler by Natalie Malan and In Bloom Pink. We immediately came up with a fun idea to use these adorable designs!
Along with our Cricut Patterned Iron-On, we couldn’t wait to use our Cricut EasyPress and EasyPress Mat! A total game changer for applying iron-on!! The easy-to-use EasyPress allows you to set the heat at the perfect temperature for the product you’re using to get the perfect application each time. The EasyPress Mat is the perfect side kick, keeping your worktop safe and helping to direct the heat to make your project come out just like you wanted!
We worked with the Nature Walks Basic sampler pack first. You had us at black and white!!
As with any iron-on, it’s cut facing down on your mat. Be sure to turn on the mirror setting in Design Space when cutting!
Here is our design we made in Design Space after cutting and weeding, right before we applied them to our shirts. (Where did we get these doll shirts? Find them here.)
When applying the Patterned Iron-On, place your material face up on your EasyPress Mat. Set your EasyPress heat for 340 F. Pre-heat the material, using your EastPress where you plan to add your iron-on for 5-10 seconds. Place your design in the desired area and press for 50 seconds. Flip it over and press for 15 seconds on the back of the garment, using firm pressure. Do a Cold Peel, which means wait until it’s cold to peel of the clear plastic sheet.
If you are using and iron, set iron to Cotton setting then pre-heat the material where you plan to add your iron-on for 5-10 seconds. Place design and press iron for 50 seconds on the front of the garment, 15 seconds on the back of the garment, using firm pressure. Do a Cold Peel.
Once your garment is cooled off, peel off the plastic cover to reveal your design.
Both of our daughters are such huge American Girl doll fans. They each have a doll that looks like them and we thought it would be so fun to create Best Friend shirts to match with their dolls!
Here’s Maggie with her doll, Kit, and their matching bestie shirts. Look how cute they are next to each other!
We also designed the shirts so that Maggie and Hailey could wear them to show everyone that they are BFFs too!
Pretty sure that we need to make these in adult sizes for us!!
The giggling was non-stop during our photo shoot! The girls were loving their matching shirts!
We couldn’t stop there. Look at the beautiful designs in the In Bloom Pink Patterned Iron-On sampler pack!
We used all three designs to create a color block technique for this initial tee. Oh and just be aware that the Patterned Iron-On is not made to be layered. We used the slice tool to make different pieces fit closely together.
for a quick tutorial on using the Slice Tool in Cricut Design Space:
This is the slice tool.
Using the square shape, I stretch and elongate it and use the straight edge as my line to cut into my design. Highlight both your design and square shape so it’s grouped together.
Remove excess pieces you aren’t using. Also move over other pieces to keep slicing your design, if needed.
Repeat that same process.
You should have your three blocked pieces that fit perfectly together. I changed the colors to keep track of which patterns I’m using.
Now back to it!
Hailey and Paisley will look so sweet in these!
Even matching shoes for these two!
The Sunset Blossom Patterned Iron-On sampler by Natalie Malan was darling as well. Two more matching tees coming up!
Make sure to use firm pressure when using your EasyPress!
A happy, bright design for a happy, bright girl!
These two girls loved every minute of creating their Doll & Me tees! We love how easy the Cricut Patterned Iron-On, EasyPress and EasyPress Mat made making these shirts!
Courtney Bishop says
SO CUTE! I am going to to this for my 4-year-old. I never even thought about making matching doll clothes. Thanks for the great tutorial!!