Mix and match Patterned Iron-On to create one-of-a-kind projects, from t-shirts, hoodies, and baby bodysuits to throw pillows, tote bags, and more!
Cutting Patterned Iron-on with a Cricut machine
- Place iron-on sheet, liner side down, onto Cricut LightGrip cutting mat.
- Adjust your machine settings according to the Iron-on Kiss Cut Guide below. (A kiss cut is a cut that only goes through the iron-on film and leaves the liner intact).
- Select and size the images(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 steps are very important 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 the design area, heat the design for the recommended amount of time, then apply heat from the reverse side of the design for the recommended amount of time as this will help the iron-on material set into the fabric fibers.
- Be sure you are applying iron-on to a clean garment or item.
- Pre-wash the item before application. Many textiles are treated with chemicals that make the colors appear more vibrant on display in stores. These chemicals need to be removed before applying iron-on for best adhesion. Avoid using fabric softener when pre-washing materials.
- Pre-washing the item before the application will also eliminate any shrinking that may occur.
Tip: To ensure best results, test a piece of Cricut Iron-on in an inconspicuous part of the item prior to application.
Note: These instructions are for using an iron with Patterned iron-on. Use this Interactive Quick Reference Guide for recommended EasyPress settings.
- 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 setting. Make sure the steam setting is OFF for steam irons.
- Use the iron to preheat the area of the material in which you will be applying your cut image for 15 seconds.
- Place the weeded image, liner side up, onto the preheated material. Apply medium pressure with the iron for 50 seconds.
- Flip the material over and apply medium pressure with the iron to the back of the design for an additional 15 seconds.
- Let cool 1-2 minutes, then remove the lining.
Note: A press cloth (or a clean cotton cloth, such as a dishtowel) may be desired to protect your base material from imprint by the iron or EasyPress.
- A firm ironing surface is recommended over significant padding for best results.
- 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.
- Wait 24 hours before washing.
- For longest life, wash and dry the embellished item inside-out.
- If there are areas of the Iron-on material which seem to be coming off after being washed, simply re-iron the material in place following the complete application instructions.
Patterned Iron-On Kiss Cut Guide
|Machine||Blade Depth||Pressure||Speed||Multi-Cut||Blade Assembly|
|Cricut Expression 2||2||3||Low||1||Fine Point|
|Cricut Imagine||2||3||Low||1||Fine Point|
|Cricut Explore||Turn the Smart Set Dial to “Custom” and select "Patterned Iron-on” from the list of custom materials.||Premium Fine Point|
|Cricut Maker||Select "Browse all materials," then select "Patterned Iron-on".||Premium Fine Point|
Important: Results may vary. Always do a test cut to verify settings.