Saturday, March 12, 2011

Iron-ons & the Cricut

Good Afternoon Everyone,

I wanted to share how I made these adorable t-shirts for a friend. I got this idea from Karlee over at her blog. I wasn't able to find the sheets that she purchased (and I wasn't going to drive 45 mins to Joann's), so I went over to Wal-Mart and looked for an alternative.

I remember WAYYYY back when we used Heat & Bond back in Home Ec. So I picked up a yard of that. Make sure you buy the one for being used with an iron. They have a sew-on one and I don't sew!

Right next to the Heat & Bond there was a ton of fabric to choose from. I ended up buying 2 yards of blue cotton fabric. Here's a pic of the label.

I don't have any pictures of the process...but I will try my best to explain it to you. First, you will want to cut a piece of fabric about 6 inches long and 12 inches wide. I chose these dimensions because I wanted to make sure there was room on my Cricut mat. Next you will want to cut a piece of the Heat & Bond slightly smaller than the fabric.

Apply the Heat & Bond to the fabric using the directions. Then make your way over to the Cricut.

I applied the fabric to my mat, fabric side down. I cut the letters using Classic Font and the airplane and truck from New Arrivals. Make sure that you have your "Flip" button on!!!! I made that mistake the first time. Enter whatever you are going to cut and hit "Cut".

When you are ready to put your images onto the t-shirts. Peel the paper off, arrange as desired, then place your warm iron over each image for about 10 seconds. Here are the finished t-shirts:

I have some many ideas going for future t-shirts.

Stay Crafty


  1. I love it! I have done this too! So very cool!

  2. These turned out so well! Good for you figuring out a way to make them successfully, too!

  3. Thank you so very much for posting! These are awesome and now I know that I should be able to make that quilt for my sister's new baby.

  4. Love this post! Thanks for sharing and will be trying this out soon!