Customizing Cricut Iron On Designs

Customizing Iron-on Designs

July 23rd, 2018 • Contributor: Cori George from Hey, Let's Make Stuff

I lowered my EasyPress temperature to 315° and pressed both of my Iron-on Lite pieces to my tote. Once I peeled off the transfer backing, my project was finished!

Hey Cricut friends! It’s Cori from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff back with another fun iron-on tutorial! Today I’m combining two kinds of iron-on to make a truly custom project—quickly and easily.

Customizing Iron-on Designs

Cricut recently came out with their fun Iron-on Designs. These pre-made designs are perfect for last minute projects—just iron onto your material and go! I tried them out on a range of colored fabrics and was super happy with the results.

I’ve had this fun donut Iron-on Design sitting in my craft room for a while now, but wanted to rework on a canvas tote bag to use on grocery runs. While the original design is quite cute, I wanted to change the words. I did that using Cricut Iron-on Lite!

I started by carefully cutting off the original words from my donut Iron On Design using a pair of scissors, so I was left with just the donut. I then measured my donut—it’s about 7” across. In Cricut Design Space, I drew a 7” circle to represent my donut using the Shapes tool in the Design Panel.

Customizing Iron-on Designs

I then used the Text tool in the Design Panel to write my new text. I used two separate text boxes for this project.

Customizing Iron-on Designs

I then played around with the font and the Curve Text tool. I ended up using the Cricut font “Friday.”

Customizing Iron-on Designs

I also played around with the advanced tools in the font menu, particularly Ungroup to Letters (I wrote more about his tool here). This allowed me to move each individual letter and rotate them slightly to really refine how the words look around the edge of my circle.

Customizing Iron-on Designs

I then welded each line of text so that they would cut out together. I didn’t weld the two lines to each other—I wanted to conserve material and make sure I could adjust where I placed the text in relation to my donut.

Customizing Iron-on Designs

I then deleted my circle, because I didn’t want to cut it.

Customizing Iron-on Designs

Then I cut my project! I made sure to rearrange my text on my mat to conserve materials, nestling the two lines together. I cut it in teal Iron-on Lite to match the teal sprinkles on my donut.

Customizing Iron-on Designs

Once I had my pieces cut out and weeded, I arranged them around my donut.

Customizing Iron-on Designs

I decided to start by ironing on my donut. I set my text pieces aside and used my Cricut EasyPress, set to 340° to adhere the donut to my bag. I placed my EasyPress Mat inside my bag to get the flattest surface possible.

Customizing Iron-on Designs

Then I placed my iron on pieces. I didn’t want to ruin my donut, so I used a piece of cotton cloth over my Iron-on Lite words. I don’t normally use a pressing cloth, but I wanted to protect the donut from being directly under the heat.

Customizing Iron-on Designs
Customizing Iron-on Designs

I lowered my EasyPress temperature to 315° and pressed both of my Iron-on Lite pieces to my tote. Once I peeled off the transfer backing, my project was finished!

Customizing Iron-on Designs

This was a quick way to customize Cricut Iron On Designs! If you want to make this specific project, you can find the text I created in Cricut Design Space here.

If you’ve customized a project using Cricut Iron On Designs, tell me about it in the comments!

Customizing Iron-on Designs

4 thoughts on “Customizing Iron-on Designs

  1. such a cute idea! I bought this donut iron on and have not been sure what to do with it but I love the idea of changing the wording! So so cute!

  2. Wondering when Cricut is going to come out with printable HTV!!! I know it’s out there in other brands, just feel like it would be so user friendly if they offered it in pre-cut sheets both in 12×12 and 8.5 x 11.. this is super cute but why limit to Cricut’s pre-made designs ; )))

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