When Cricut announced they were coming out with SportFlex Iron On, I was extremely excited for a few reasons. The most important reason is that I would live in athleisure wear if possible and even try to incorporate pieces in my work clothes since I’ll be changing after work anyways. Casual wardrobe is totally a perk of working at a software development shop, except when clients are in town 😉
I was also excited because that meant the iron on would be stretchy and actually stay with your clothes as you move! Usually it’ll stick to the shirt, but fold up if the shirt stretches and can look creased around curves. The SportFlex iron on comes with Cricut’s StrongBond™ Guarantee for long-lasting results that stick, which is right up my daily athleisure wear alley.
Since the SportFlex Iron On is made for nylon and polyester (what dry fit athletic fabric is made of) I decided to put the new material to the test – literally. I came up with 6 designs in Design Space to cut on 6 dry fit tank tops to wear myself and give to my fellow strong women at my gym and work out in to really test the durability!
Once I had some designs created, it was time to cut the new SportFlex iron on on your Maker! I used the silver, gold, black and pink SportFlex iron on for all of the designs. Remember to put the shiny side down on your mat and mirror the image so it cuts the iron on material & design correctly!
After weeding the excess away, you’re ready to use your EasyPress! All of my athletic tank tops were over 90% polyester, so heat your EasyPress to 305°F and set your timer to 30 seconds. Pre heat the fabric for 15 seconds, then put your design down, the EasyPress on top and click the C to start the timer for 30 seconds. Leave the design on, flip it over and heat the back for 15 seconds. Slowly peel the liner off when it’s still warm.
Cricut has all of the recommended settings for your EasyPress online, which is a great resource to bookmark. Each SportFlex ion on roll is a 11.8” x 24” sheet, so I was able to get multiple designs out of each roll.
Now check out all the tank tops I made! And find the project for all of the designs on Design Space here.
After the tank tops were created, it was time for the real test: Making it through some intense work out classes at Journey Fitness! Emily and I started by wearing them at Metabolic Meltdown and the fun continued with Cross Training a few days later. We took before and after photos with each work out to show how the tanks and SportFlex iron on held up!
This material made it through some of the hardest workouts, plus the washer & dryer a few times already, so I’m excited to see what else it can do! What do you want to make with Cricut SportFlex iron on?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.