Everyone loves iron-on, because with a simple design your T-shirt, team wear, tote bag, and more are instantly customized! Cricut Flocked Iron-on has a soft, velvety feel for added fun. Find cutting and application instructions and tips below.
Cutting Flocked Iron-on with a Cricut Machine
- Place Cricut Iron-on sheet, liner side down, onto Cricut cutting mat.
- Adjust your machine settings according to the Flocked Iron-on Kiss Cut Guide table below. A kiss cut is a cut that only goes through the iron-on film and leaves the liner intact.
- Select and size the image(s) you want to cut. Be sure to flip all images prior to cutting so they appear backward (mirror image).
- Load mat into the machine and cut image(s).
The application is an important step when it comes to extending the life of embellished items.
- Make sure you are following the full application instructions. It is important to pre-heat, heat, and post-heat your images for the recommended amount of time as this will help the iron-on material set into the fibers of the item onto which it is being ironed.
- Be sure you are applying the iron-on material to a clean garment or item.
- Pre-wash the item before application. Many companies treat clothes with chemicals that make the colors look more vibrant on display in stores. These chemicals need to be removed before applying iron-on. Avoid using fabric softener when pre-washing materials.
- Pre-washing the item before the application will also eliminate any shrinking that may occur.
- Do not layer any iron-on material over glitter iron-on. The material may seem to iron-on fine, but when washed, the material on top of the glitter layer will begin to peel away. However, glitter iron-on may be layered on top of iron-on lite.
Tip: To ensure best results, test a piece of Cricut Iron-on in an inconspicuous part of the item prior to application.
- Remove negative Cricut Iron-on film, leaving only the desired cut image on the liner (this process is known as weeding). Using the weeding tool found in the Cricut Tool Kit can make this process faster and easier.
- Set your iron to the Cotton/Linen setting (generally the highest temperature setting). Make sure the steam setting is OFF for steam irons.
- Use the iron to preheat the area of the material to which you will be applying your cut image for 10 to 15 seconds.
- Place the weeded image, liner side up, onto the preheated material.
- Flip the material over and apply medium pressure with the iron to the back of the material for an additional 25 to 30 seconds.
- Let cool 1 to 2 minutes. Remove lining.
Tip: When applying multiple layers of Cricut Iron-on, apply the first layer for 15 to 20 seconds, as in steps 3 and 4 and then flip over and heat for 25 to 30 seconds as in step 5. Then apply the second layer for 25 to 30 seconds as in step 4.
- Ironing boards with light cushioning are recommended.
- Iron with a press cloth or piece of cotton fabric (such as a dishtowel) over liner side of the material to protect it from the heat of the iron.
- Iron on one layer at a time, beginning from the bottom layer and working your way up.
Important: Do not layer on top of Flocked Iron-on.
- If a portion of the image isn't sticking, replace the liner over the film and re-iron the piece with the iron tip for 10 seconds, moving it back and forth with firm pressure directly over loose edges.
- Using the Cotton/Linen setting of the iron provides the best results for most materials. More delicate materials can be protected by using a press cloth or piece of cotton fabric, such as a dishtowel.
- For steam irons, turn the steam setting OFF when applying Cricut Iron-on.
For longest life, wash and dry the embellished item inside out.
Tip: Always use a press cloth (or a clean cotton cloth, such as a dishtowel) over the top of your material when applying heat. This will protect your base material from the heat of the iron.
Flocked Iron-on Kiss Cut Guide
|Machine||Blade Depth||Pressure||Speed||Multi-Cut||Blade Assembly|
|Cricut Expression 2||3||3||Medium||1||Fine Point|
|Cricut Imagine||3||2||Medium||1||Fine Point|
|Cricut Explore||Turn Smart Set Dial to "Iron-On." If, after your test cut, you feel more pressure is needed, turn the dial to “Custom” and select “Glitter Iron-On.” This setting will apply a little more pressure for cutting through the slightly thicker material.||Premium Fine Point|
|Cricut Maker||Select "Iron-On" from the list of materials. If, after your test cut, you feel more pressure is needed, select "Glitter Iron-On." This setting will apply a little more pressure for cutting through the slightly thicker material.||Premium Fine Point|
Important: Results may vary. Always do a test cut to verify settings.