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 consistent iron-on transfers. To get the best results for your project, follow our simple tricks below.
Place base material correctly on platen
Before applying your design to your base material, position the seams over the edge of the platen so the application area is completely flat. This way, Cricut Autopress will be able to achieve full contact with the image for even heating.
When working with zippers or pouches with zipper, place the zipper over the edge of the platen so Cricut Autopress will be able to provide even heat. If you can’t put the zipper over the edge, insert a pressing pillow into the item. This will raise the pressing surface so that Cricut Autopress can provide the even heat needed for best results.
Threading is the process in which you slide a garment over the platen of Cricut Autopress, so only one layer of fabric is exposed to the heat plate. This will help ensure that your garment is perfectly flat and seams are over the edge of the platen, which will prevent uneven heat that will result in unwanted transfer effects.