Yesterday, I shared the Star Wars Shirts I made using the new image collection in Cricut Design Space and my Cricut Maker. And today I’m sharing exactly how I was able to make them easily with the Cricut EasyPress and EasyPress Mat!
Disclosure: As a member of the Cricut Blogger Program, I received the EasyPress Mat used in this post, free of charge. As always, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission from your purchases from my links, with absolutely no extra charge to you! 🙂 #cricutmade
Cricut EasyPress and EasyPress Mat
This post is long overdue! I actually bought my Cricut EasyPress last year when it was released but since my friends at Cricut sent me the EasyPress Mat to play with, I figured now is the perfect time for a quick tutorial! So let’s get started!
First, allow me to share a little more details about the EasyPress Mat…with my own personal commentary. 🙂
- Designed to work with Cricut EasyPress™ for flawless iron-on transfers – My shirts now come out perfect all the time!
- Innovative construction eliminates moisture and directs heat to your iron-on design – I love the even distribution of heat!
- Shields your work surface from damaging heat and moisture – No one wants a warped workspace!
- Also perfect for pressing sewing projects – I love this because I hate having the ironing board out all the time!
Now that you know a little bit more about the mat, we can get right into the application!
For the Star Wars shirts, I used White Iron On Vinyl and Glitter Iron On Vinyl. So I’ll be bouncing between both. Remember, load Iron On Vinyl with the shiny side down and don’t forget to Mirror your image in Cricut Design Space!
Once you have cut and weeded your design, you’ll want to pre-iron your shirt with the EasyPress. You can do this with or without the Iron On Protective Sheet. I also like to fold the shirt in half and iron a crease in the center to get a nice guide for centering my design.
Next, set the temperature and timer on the EasyPress for your particular vinyl and shirt material. Refer to the handy EasyPress Settings Chart.
Next, simply place the design in the desired area of your shirt.
Cover the design with the Iron On Protective Sheet.
Place the EasyPress on top of the protective sheet and press the Cricut button. Remove once the timer has beeped.
Flip over your shirt and heat the backside for 10-15 seconds.
Let the iron on cool and simply remove the transfer sheet.
Wasn’t that easy? If you’re like me, you’ll want to iron on all the things with these fun Cricut Essentials!
Don’t forget to check out my earlier post with the links to this fun design and two others that I made for my sons!