sportflex: Iron-on material for adding custom details to sportswear. Made by Cricut.

These ready-to-make iron-on designs are great options and definitely worth checking out . Recently, I attempted a reverse canvas project using Cricut Nature Walk Sampler. I cut out my design using my Cricut Maker and I am now ready to apply it to a piece of canvas before remounting it to a wood frame. It looks really cool so far and I can’t wait for this weekend to finish the project. I was inspired by this Facebook Live video Jenn did recently showing how to make reverse canvas projects. Ok, this is where iron-on gets really interesting from an artistic perspective. I have been focused so far on iron-on performance for the most part.

To check the exact temperature, you need and special instructions, select the type of Iron-On you’re cutting and the base material you are working with. Here’s where I need to introduce you to Cricut’s new product, SportFlex Iron On™ Vinyl. This product is meant for stretch fabrics- that’s pretty much any fabric that’s form fitting. You can tell if something is a stretch fabric by… you guessed it… trying to pull on in vertically and horizontally to see if it stretches. Woven fabrics, such as quilting cotton, will not stretch. Your yoga pants WILL stretch… otherwise they’d pop a seam whenever you change poses. If you check your clothing tag, you’ll usually see words like ‘spandex’ for stretchy fabrics.

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Line up the design, cover with a Teflon protective sheet, or press cloth and press the front and back of the shirt with heat for an additional seconds. If any areas of iron-on vinyl lift after washing, you may be able to reapply it. Just follow the original Heat Guide application instructions to re-adhere the iron-on to the base material.

We’re BFF’s and have known each other since we were 5 years old. This blog is our place to share all of our best recipes, tips, crafts and DIY projects. After making a few of these, I found that the hardest part is starting the peel. Because of the small letter size and the texture of the sock, it helped SO much to rub the letters down before starting to peel. You can use the little spatula tool, or even just your finger.

Colors are vibrant on the shirt and no peel after washing multiple times. Would recommend this product to others….which I have already done. Being new to iron-on, I found myself at first a bit overwhelmed with all the different types of iron-on materials to choose from. So, I decided to write this blog to help out fellow newbies discover what makes each unique and great in their own way. Check it out and leave a note in the comment section if it was helpful or have questions we can answer in a future blog. Cricut has added SportFlex Iron-On™ as one of its custom materials in Design Space. Make sure you select this instead of regular iron-on.

Here Is The Step-by-step Tutorial On How To Use Cricut Printable Iron-on:

I do not own a large heat press so it’s hard for me to call out all the differences between the two. I can say this, you can get beautiful finished projects no matter what brand of heat transfer vinyl you’re using with the Easy Press. With HTV you need heat to activate the adhesive. If at any time you are trying to figure out if your material is heat transfer or regular adhesive vinyl you can peel back the liner. If the vinyl itself is sticky it is not HTV.

  • If you’re making a t-shirt I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the options listed above.
  • The first one is thatwhen cutting Iron-On, you need to place it shiny side down on the mat; otherwise, you’ll cut the backing sheet.
  • Click Mirror to mirror the design on the mat.
  • The best way to remove HTV from your mat it’s by bending it and pull the material down.
  • Half the appeal of a Cricut is getting to make custom shirts on the fly.

If you have the Explore Air 1 or 2, make sure you put the dial to “custom” before you go to cut. However, I still recommend doing a test cut.

The chemical process that makes the Infusible Ink work requires that polyester to adhere the ink to the fabric. I don’t totally understand all of the science behind it, but the finished product is pretty amazing. Everyday Iron-on is the one type of HTV that can be used as a base layer and then layer on top of it any other type of heat transfer material. The main thing you need to do know what fabric your t-shirt is. When making custom t-shirts if you’re using 100% cotton as your choice for t-shirt you would probably not want to use SportFlex. While I have found that SportFlex htv works on cotton it actually isn’t recommended by Cricut so you would want to try different heat transfer vinyl sheets. If you need something that is really going to stick I always recommend glitter heat transfer vinyl if it works with your project.

If you love to craft with Cricut, you’ll enjoy these related posts. Iron-on vinyl can be tricky to get right at first. If you’re having trouble with your shirts, here are some things you can try. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind when working with iron-on vinyl. After making your iron-on projects, you’ll want to wash them carefully to ensure they last as long as possible. Next, protect your work surfacewith an EasyPress mat or a clean, folded towel.

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I’ll also give you my best tips and tricks so that you get great results every time. This is a great way to customize team jerseys for your favorite school or community teams. I do recommend keeping designs simple if you are making lots of shirts though. There is no need for complicated weeding and design placement for a sweet sports shirt. I just find this easier with iron-on projects, in general, to cut the iron-on into smaller pieces if you are putting a large design on. It makes it easier to peel up the plastic, and if something didn’t stick, you don’t have to compromise the entire design for just a small part.

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