I’ve made quite a few projects with my Cricut Explore Air 2, but haven’t attempted an iron-on project until now. Here’s what I learned and hopefully some easy instructions for another beginner!
I first made my design in Adobe Illustrator, but you could easily purchase your own images for this if you don’t have design software.
Make sure that you mirror your image before you have your machine cut it.
I wanted the “6” to be white and the bow and “Brynn” to be gold glitter. I cut these out by iron-on color and then weeded them.
Note: When putting your iron-on on your mat, the shiny side needs to be down.
Next I found a video made by Cricut and followed their instructions for using an iron (instead of a heat press) to apply the iron-on.
I turned my iron settings to linen/cotton and no steam.
I applied the “6” first because part of my gold will be layered on top of it. I then placed a thin towel on top and held the iron down for about 30 seconds in one spot and then moved it to another spot until the whole image was heated. Next I flipped over the shirt and repeated the same process.
I let it cool and then removed the plastic backing sheet. Lastly I repeated the same process above for the gold images.
Overall, I thought the process was fairly simple and that it turned out cute!