Life Guard Shirt
I created some shirts using Iron On Vinyl I purchased from Expressions Vinyl.
These were created to use at our church to promote the sermon series. The shirts were both athletic shirts. The tags said not to iron the shirt, so I put a thin piece of fabric over the shirt before ironing. I was so impressed the first time I used Iron On Vinyl. It was fairly easy to work with and I loved the finish product. I would recommend practicing with it first.
When creating the cuts on the Cricut, I used Cricut Craft Room.
Note: before you cut – flip the image so it looks backwards in Cricut Craft Room
The reason you want to cut the image backwards is because the vinyl has a plastic backer that you will put next to the cutting mat. However, when you transfer the image by ironing it to the shirt, the plastic side will be next to the iron, therefore that flips the image back around to the normal direction. You don’t need transfer tape for this vinyl. That is what the plastic backing is for. It will hold it together as long as the Cricut doesn’t cut it too deep. Sometimes that happens and I put the outside plastic on the shirt and then put each letter inside their spots. That way I know it is in a straight line. Make sure you remove any unwanted vinyl, inside and outside the images you cut.
The settings on your Cricut Machine will very. That is another reason I would recommend practicing first. When cutting Iron On Vinyl I use a brand new blade, so I know it is sharp and won’t rip the vinyl. I chose a custom cutting setting and use:
Blade – 3
Pressure – 3
Speed – 2
Most the time this will work for my machine. I also have to make sure my mat is sticky enough but not too sticky. Again, there are alot of variables that go into cutting the Iron On Vinyl. So practice till you figure out what settings you need for your Cricut Machine. Also, make sure you write down your settings so you have it for next time.
This next shirt I created was for our Pastor’s Road Trip Series. The pastors were all traveling around to our different church campus’ to preach. The problem I had to work around was the Silver Russel Logo already on the shirt. I tried to put it inside the letter P but it would have showed where the inside of the letter was cut out. The best solution I found was to cover it up with a Road sign. I was amazed at how well it worked.
Road Trip Shirt
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Have you ever used Iron On Vinyl? What did you use it for?