Design within Cricut Design Space or upload an SVG file to use for your t-shirt.
Size the design to fit your t-shirt. Use a ruler to measure on your t-shirt to determine how big it should be. *See notes for more on this.
Select 'Make It'
Prepare to Cut
Press iron-on vinyl onto the green StandardGrip Cricut mat, shiny-side-down.
Make sure that you turn 'mirror' on. Your design should appear backward.
Select 'Continue' and choose material settings. For the Cricut Explore/Explore Air 2 machines you turn a dial to 'Iron-On' - for the Cricut Maker or Cricut Joy you will select 'Everyday Iron-On' in Design Space.
Check that everything is set correctly and then follow prompts to load the mat and cut iron-on design.
Remove excess iron-on from the outside edges around your design and any little bits from the insides of letters or inside the design.
Once the design is weeded, you are ready to iron it on.
Iron On to the T-Shirt - Using an Iron
Turn on your household iron and set it to 'cotton' or the hottest setting it has. Make sure the steam is turned off.
Press the iron down onto the t-shirt for about 15 seconds to get it warm. Then, place the iron-on down onto the shirt where you want to iron it.
Put a press cloth (thin piece of fabric) down on top of the plastic, and press the iron down for 30-60 seconds. Turn the shirt over carefully, and press the iron down on the back of the shirt.
Wait until the plastic is warm, but not hot, and slowly peel the plastic diagonally off of the iron-on. You are done!
Iron on to the T-Shirt - Using an EasyPress 2
Turn EasyPress 2 on and heat to 315 degrees.
Place the iron-on onto the shirt where you want it to be. Cover design with a press cloth or Iron-On protective sheet.
Press EasyPress down onto the design with medium pressure for 30 seconds. Remove the EasyPress for a few seconds and then repeat press again for 30 more seconds.
Remove the iron-on protective sheet. Peel plastic off of iron-on when it is warm to the touch (no longer hot, but not all the way cool.) Peel diagonally from one corner.
You are done! You are now officially a Cricut shirt maker.
Use a ruler, or your Cricut mat, to measure how many inches across the shirt you want to cover. I like to measure every shirt since they always vary in sizing.
Be mindful of how wide your design is. I recommend leaving at least a few inches on either side of your design so that it doesn’t bend to the side and run into the armpits of the t-shirt.
Use a t-shirt template in Cricut Design Space to help you determine how and where to place your design.
The post How to Make a Shirt with Cricut was originally published on https://prettyprovidence.com/make-custom-shirt-cricut/ July 6, 2020