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DIY Iron-On Shirts on Cricut Maker 3 & Explore 3 – Fast & Easy!




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Need to make a whole bunch of shirts for your family, for vacations, or for a show of support for a great cause… and need to make them fast? I want to show you how much quicker it is to make a LOT of Family Vacation or Team Shirts in a batch on the Cricut Explore 3 and Cricut Maker 3 cutting machines by using Smart Vinyl without a mat to cut multiple shirt decals all at once, up to 12 feet long!

Topics in my How to Make Iron-On Vinyl Shirts on Cricut video:
0:00 – Introduction
0:33 – Materials & Tools for Iron-On Shirts
3:28 – Step 1: Get Your Shirt Designs
4:47 – Step 2: Personalize Your Designs
11:10 – Step 3: Cut & Weed Your Shirt Designs
12:02 – Step 4: Apply Your Iron On Decals

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MATERIALS LIST (contains my affiliate links):

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* Cotton T-Shirts for the Group – https://amzn.to/2S6G5V4
* Cricut Smart Iron-on Vinyl – https://amzn.to/3Cqe6Cp
* Cricut Weeding Tool & Scissors – https://amzn.to/34BSG5B
* Cricut Roll Holder (Optional) – https://amzn.to/3yzUMjx
* A method to cut your Smart Iron-on Vinyl, I used the amazing Cricut Maker 3 or Cricut Explore 3, but you could also use any Cricut if you piece your vinyl — see https://jennifermaker.com/cricut-explore-3-maker-3/
* Design #314 – My free SVG/PDF/DXF design files (available in my free resource library at https://jennifermaker.com/library )

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For these DIY Family Vacation Shirts, we’ll be working with iron-on vinyl, also known as heat transfer vinyl, or HTV. Iron-on vinyl is a special type of vinyl that has a heat-sensitive adhesive that will stick to fabric and other surfaces when pressed down with a heat source like a heat press, household iron, or Cricut EasyPress.

I have enjoyed using Smart Vinyl for my Joy since it was first introduced and now that we have the Cricut 3 cutting machines, I love having the option to use Smart Vinyl with those for bigger projects! I don’t know about you, but I love the opportunities this will open up for projects and designs!

I’m going to cut this on my new Cricut Maker 3, but you could also do it on the Cricut Explore 3. And since I’m using a roll of Smart Vinyl, I’m going to use and show you how to use the Cricut Roll Holder, too! If you don’t have those, you can still make it with another cutting machine.

When you are ready to cut your Smart Iron-On Vinyl, load it into the Cricut Roll Holder with the shiny side down and feed your Smart Vinyl into your Cricut Maker 3 or Cricut Explore 3. If you do not have a roll holder, you can simply cut your Smart Vinyl to meet the minimum length indicated.

After you have cut your shirt design, you will need a weeding tool to weed away the unwanted pieces of vinyl. You want all the pieces that are a part of your design to stay on the carrier sheet!

Using your EasyPress set to 330º (or an iron on a setting between Cotton and Linen), preheat the shirt for 5 seconds before putting your design shiny side up on your shirt!

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Credits:
Music: Cute by Bensound (licensed, royalty and copyright free)
Videography: Jennifer Marx on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
Design: A Jennifer Maker original!

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