I am excited to share with you a fun new tool that Cricut has that has changed the game with iron-ons. Have you ever created an iron on project that you love only to have it begin to peel off of your fabric within a couple of washes? I have and it can be frustrating. Today I am sharing with you how to make a DIY Kitchen Hand Towel using the new Cricut EasyPress.
The problem with using a traditional iron on your iron-on projects is that the iron has uneven heat, so the iron-on vinyl doesn’t attach completely in some areas which leads to peeling over time. With the Cricut EasyPress an evenly heated plate and simple controls make EasyPress™ the foolproof way to get flawless transfers that really last. Combining the speed of a heat press and the convenience of iron, EasyPress eliminates guesswork so you get fast and foolproof results that really stick, even wash after wash. So now you know that the project you spend the time creating is going to last for a long long time!
So, today I am sharing with you how I made this Kitchen Hand Towel. I have been obsessed with cute hand towels in the kitchen. I created a simple one that you can make too! I made it in Cricut Design Space. Then I simply hit the make it button and the Cricut Maker does all the rest of the work. Make sure you mirror the image so that it is cut correctly to iron-on. With the iron-on material, you will need to place the shiny side of the material on the light grip cutting mat.
Peel the layer off of the cutting mat and then weed out the material that is not a part of your design.
While you are peeling out the excess material, make sure you EasyPress is warming up. I set mine to 295 degrees for regular iron-on material and set it for 35 seconds.
I use a clean towel to go under the heat press. Be sure to use it on a surface that won’t be ruined by the heat. I use my countertop because it is stone, but you can also use your ironing board. Then heat up the material BEFORE you add the iron-on.
Hold the EasyPress on the material firmly but you don’t need to press down hard. Move it over the material so that every part of it is heated for 35 seconds.
Then carefully peel away the plastic coating!
It couldn’t be any easier! And the EasyPress makes it so that your projects can last for a really LONG time!
Now you can create projects that you love to your hearts content!
You may be interested in making this Christmas Neighborhood Gift Hand Towel also.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
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