Got seams? No problem! From baby clothes to zipper pouches, to anything with pockets, seams can make it challenging to deliver the even heat you want to achieve flawless iron-on transfers. To get the best results for your project, follow our simple tricks below.
Use a firm, flat surface
Before applying your design to your base material, position the seams over the edge of a firm, flat surface such that the application area is completely flat. This way, Cricut EasyPress will be able to achieve full contact with the image for even heating.
Use a folded towel
Alternatively, use a folded towel with an even pile*. Place the folded towel on a hard, flat surface. Use gentle pressure** with Cricut EasyPress and the seams of your base material will sink into the threads of the towel, which simultaneously support the application area when compressed. This creates the flat surface required to achieve the best seal for even heating.
*"Pile" refers to the many small threads that make up the surface of the towel.
**Gentle pressure means one hand with 5-10 lbs. of body weight.
Fill it up
When working with zipper pouches or other items that have several seams within a very small area, fold a washcloth or hand towel two or three times and insert it into the item. This will cause the application area to be raised so that Cricut EasyPress can avoid the seams, providing the even heat needed for best results for your project.
- Be sure to fold (not a bunch) the cloth or towel. Though raised, it should still be an even surface.
- Use a cloth or towel with even texture (no embedded patterns).