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I recently shared that I have entered the world of CRICUT! I’ve always wanted to be able to make stuff with a Cricut, especially t-shirts… but I was really intimidated by the whole process. This is not something that comes naturally to me. I am creative, but not “crafty,” and I am definitely not a designer by nature… so again, this just seemed daunting. BUT, I love that Cricut makes it so easy to tackle just about any creative project for any level of “crafter.”
ANYWAY! One of my best friends is going to the most magical place on earth with her family next week and she was talking about wanting to make t-shirts for her family’s trip. Well, this was the PERFECT excuse for me to learn how to use the new Cricut EasyPress 2!
I wanted to show you guys the process I went through just to show you that if I (a total novice) can do this, so can you!
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My friend sent me an idea of what she wanted for each shirt, so I created a rough design my the Cricut design space (which I talked about in my first Cricut review post).
I printed it out (which honestly, is kind of my favorite part).
So, I actually used just a pair of tweezers to weed the design away from the vinyl. For the easypress 2, make sure you get GOOD heat vinyl! (Yes, I’m aware my desk area is a MESS right now. It’s fine. :))
Then, I started off by laying the shirt on the EasyPress surface mat and laying out the design on the shirt and measuring the make sure it was EXACTLY where I wanted it. I measured to make sure it was 2.5″ from the top and 4.5″ from each arm pit.
I then turned on the EasyPress to 166 degrees Celsius which is about 330 degrees Fahrenheit. I would not do it this hot on a lighter color shirt, but I knew that these would get worn and loved and I wanted to make sure it was ON there. I set the timer for 15 seconds.
Then, it’s PRESSING time! I was so nervous about this part but it actually was really fun. I placed the EasyPress down on the vinyl and hit the start button and then applied pressure to the EasyPress. Once it counted down, I lifted it off and was able to easily peel away the sheet to reveal a gorgeous shirt!!
For my first go ’round, I was quite proud of myself!!
I then repeated the process over the remaining 5 shirts.
This ended up being such a fun project and now I have been bitten by the “shirt making bug” and want to make ALL THE THINGS!!!! I am like, “WHAT ELSE CAN I DO WITH THIS EASYPRESS?!”
Now tell me what you think: what would you make? Tell me what I should make next! Have you used a Cricut or an EasyPress before?