The Cricut Easy Press makes adhering iron-on material a breeze, especially with this DIY Hocus Pocus Quote shirt.
I am a big fan of Hocus Pocus. And I love funny shirts. So when Cricut asked me to try out the Easy Press I knew exactly what I was going to make.
I chose a workout style tank top to adhere my quote to. I thought that this quote applied well to a fitness shirt. It is a poly cotton blend. You will need to know the material of your project when setting the Easy Press to the correct temperature.
I made up the quote in the Cricut Design Space using the font Hill House. I love this font. It’s like the American Horror Story font. I think it just looks so fun with the squishy little o’s.
I used the template feature to determine the size of my design, but it is roughly 11.5″ wide and 8.5″ tall. Be sure to mirror designs with text. Once you have cut and weeded your quote you are ready to use the Easy Press.
Looking at the chart in the back of the manual set your temperate and timer based on your project materials. While the Easy Press is heating up in the base, fold a towel over so that you have a double thickness padding on a flat surface. Lay out your shirt on top of the towel and smooth out the ripples in the fabric.
Next you want to take your preheated Easy Press and preheat your shirt for 3-5 seconds. Place the Easy Press back in the base and lay out your design on the shirt.
Then, since this is bigger than the Easy Press we are going to work in sections. I did four overlapping quadrants of the design, pressing for 20 seconds at a time. Once done, I simply peeled the transfer material off.
For extra staying power, I flipped the shirt inside out and repeated the quadrants on the back of the design. This helps to draw the iron on material into the shirt.
And then you are done! And you are ready to wear your new shirt out and about.
I love how easy the Easy Press makes doing iron-on designs. If you have ever tried with your iron at home, you know that sometimes you can be standing there forever and it’s still not really attached. The Easy Press makes it super simple. It’s one of my new favorite toys. Well, that and the Cricut Maker.
I would love to hear about some of the fun things you use iron-on for. Please comment below and share your ideas with the rest of us.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
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