This Cricut Patterned Iron On Tutorial will tell you everything you need to know to create a super cute shirt in Cricut Design Space! Learn the settings you need for the EasyPress and how to create a custom t-shirt design.
We all know how I like patterns. In fact, I’m teaching a class on how to create patterns in Adobe Illustrator…so when I heard about Cricut Patterned Iron On™, I was ecstatic! This is a really fun way to customize a tee. With 9 sampler packs and 3 designs in each pack, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. It would also be amazing for throw pillows, tote suits, onesies, and more! I was excited to discover each sheet is 12″X17″, so I’ll have plenty to make some fun shirts for all the kids.
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My daughter definitely enjoyed her tee, and I also made another one for her cousin. I cut them out on two different patterns so I could mix and match. I do want you to note that you should NOT layer the Patterned Iron On, but you can use the slice tool to get the same effect.
What you’ll need:
- Patterned Iron On™ (I used the Nature Walk Basics Sampler)
- Cricut Design Space
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air (read more about the Maker here)
- Cricut Access (for some Cricut fonts. Check out my post on Cricut Access to find out more).
- Cotton T-shirt (black worked best for the Iron On I chose)
- EasyPress or Iron
- EasyPress Mat
- Scissors and Weeding tool will be helpful (you can get both in the Cricut® Tools Basic Set)
- LightGrip Mat
First, you’ll need to create the design in CDS, or you can grab this WILD t-shirt design. Here are the instructions for designing a shirt like this in Cricut Design Space.
- First, create a new document in Cricut Design Space and add a new text field. Type the word, then select your font. I used Eagle Bold. Tip: To search through Cricut fonts only, click on Cricut at the top by the font search bar.
- Click on ADVANCED in the top toolbar, then select UNGROUP to letters, then you can move the letters around.
- Make sure the word is selected, then click WELD in the lower right-hand corner of the toolbar. Tip: See the full tutorial on Welding in CDS.
- Go to Hide Contour, then click on the center of the D.
- Place a star using the Shapes tool in the center of the D, then attach the design together.
- Resize the design to fit the size of the shirt, then click on the green MAKE IT button in the top right corner.
- Make sure you MIRROR the design!!!!
- Search for Patterned Iron On in Materials (and star it if it’s a favorite material).
To Create this Wild Tee with Cricut Patterned Iron On, follow these instructions:
- After you send the design to the machine, place the Cricut Patterned Iron On on the mat face side down.
- Once it’s finished cutting, cut around the design with scissors (be careful not to cut the letters), and weed the excess material around the design.
- Heat your EasyPress to 340 degrees and heat the area with the EasyPress or iron for 15 seconds.
- You can place it on the t-shirt as is or mix and match the letters and place on the shirt.
- Apply firm pressure over the design with the EasyPressand hold for 50 seconds. Tip: If using an iron, use the cotton setting and hold for the same amount of time.
- Flip the garment over and heat again for 15 seconds.
- Allow the design to cool completely, then peel off the transfer sheet.
Next up? I’ll be trying out the new SportFlex Iron On™! So many possibilities!!
If you liked this, check out these other Cricut tutorials:
- How to Upload Patterns to Cricut Design Space
- How to use the Cricut Contour Tool with SVG Files
- Unicorn DIY Confetti Cricut Tutorial
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