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How to use the Cricut Easy Press with patterned Iron On

April 04, 2018

How to use the Cricut Easy Press with patterned Iron On

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Today I am going to show you guys how to use the amazing new Cricut patterned iron on with the Easy Press Iron. This stuff is not only adorable, The Patterned Iron On is truly a game changer for crafters everywhere! There are a bunch of darling sampler packs on the Cricut website. Be sure to check it out! It was also so easy to work with, weeding it was a dream. I made a pillow with mine, but the possibilities are truly endless.

Cricut Patterned Iron On

Here is what you will need to make this pillow:

Cricut Maker

You can find the design I created here in Cricut design Space. Feel free to resize and move things around as needed. If you do not sew you could simply purchase a pre made pillow cover!

First I cut out all of my iron on pieces to the sizes I needed for my project.

Next I applied the heat n bond to the back of the fabric pieces for the jar. The trick here is to make sure that it is adhered very well. You need a very strong bond for this to work and cut properly.

Now you are ready to cut out your pieces!

cricut patterned Iron On

Place them on the mat as shown in Cricut Design Space for your project. I started with the fabric jar, this is a write then cut file which adds all the fun detail to my jar.

Cricut Maker

Once you have all of your items cut & weeded then you will want to press them in place. Be sure to lay it all out on your pillow cover prior to ironing in place so that you are happy with the layout. Once you have determined your placement remove all of the images. Turn on your Easy Press to the proper temperature for your materials. I started with the fabric jar.

Cricut Easy Press

I then added the flowers, words and banner.

Be sure to let the patterned iron on cool before removing the backer sheet.

Cricut Easy Press

Once all of your iron on pieces are adhered you are ready to do some sewing!

Cricut Patterned Iron On

I used black thread to create the stems. I simply sewed back and fourth a bit using a long stitch length to get my desired look. Then for the banner I simply sewed a straight line across the top. This could be done by hand if you done have a machine.

Cricut Patterned Iron On

Last step is to sew on the buttons. I loved the yellow buttons with the color of the Cricut Iron on!

Now we are ready to sew the pillow cover. This is a simple envelope cover. You want to center your design and then fold the top and bottom towards the design so that it is on the inside. You will want to press the ends over by about 1/2" and hem.

With the fabric RIGHT sides together, fold in the left and right hemmed edges so they overlap by 4 inches.

Pin the overlap in place and pin the upper and lower raw edges.

Stitch across the upper and lower raw edges with a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

Turn your cover right side out and inset the pillow form! Yay! You did it!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. I would never recommend products that I didn't truly love and use myself!

I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and I would love to see what you create! Tag me on instagram using #thelittlegreenbean




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