Yall know I loveeeee my Cricut, but I know a lot of people don’t have these machines – That’s why I’m really excited to tell you that Cricut has come out with a line of Iron-On designs!  This means that you don’t need a Cricut to cut anything, but can just buy a design and use your iron or EasyPress to customize all sorts of materials!

This is a game changer because if you have seen the iron on section of your craft store, then you know there aren’t too many options.. Cricut has about 50 designs now and will be coming out with more over time.  They range in size from smaller to larger and you can put them on just about anything, from bags to shirts, towels and wood.

Well when I saw these, I immediately thought about a new work bag.  I’ve had my current work bag for about 5 years and it’s taken a serious beating over the years, so when I saw a cute bag at Old Navy that would easily hold my laptop, I grabbed it and decided to customize it with one of the new Iron-On Designs.

Personalized Bag with Cricut Iron-On Design

What you’ll need:

Once I had my bag and my design, I was ready to start – no design prep needed!  I pulled out my EasyPress, my new EasyPress mat and got to work.

Before I explain about getting the design on the bag, I want to talk about the new EasyPress mat.  Last summer at the Cricut Mountain Makeathon, they had a version of this for us to use for projects with the EasyPress and I had been looking forward for it to come out since I’ve just been using a folded up beach towel with projects since then.  Well this bad boy is helps shield your work surface from damaging heat and moisture and can be used on a a table, desk or the floor (yes, I sit on the floor and make most of my projects).  It works perfectly with your EasyPress for any iron on projects and I’m going to put it to the test with all my projects!

Okay, so since you don’t have to create the design yourself, you’re ready to get the design on your bag and be done in just a few minutes!  I set my EasyPress to 340 degrees for 30 seconds since I was using my mat underneath.  With the placement of the design, leather straps and bottom of the bag I had to repeat a few times to make sure the design was completely on the bag.  heat the back of the design (put the bag inside out) for 15 seconds and then remove the clear backing.

The back of the design mentions transferring the design with your EasyPress at 340 degrees for 50 seconds and that’s correct if you aren’t using an EasyPress mat.  I’d recommend checking the EasyPress Recommended Settings page for all temperature and timing, whether you are using your EasyPress & mat, an iron or anything else!

With all iron on projects, check how the project is transferring and adjust your settings / time / placement of heat as needed for the best results for your materials.

Boom – just like that, you’re done!  In under 10 minutes I had a new, personalized work bag that was also ready for summertime!

Care Instructions:

  • Allow 24 hours after application before washing.
  • Wash and tumble dry inside out.
  • Do not bleach.
  • If you need to iron, only iron on the backside of the garment.

I loved how my new bag turned out and had several compliments the first day I brought it to work! Well, I wanted to show everyone how easy it is to use the new Iron-On Designs, so did an impromptu Facebook video Monday night and made another bag while we were waiting on more joint compound to dry in the laundry room: Link to video here.

The “I do what I want” design isn’t available yet, but will be soon here!

I can’t wait to use some of the other designs and already have some wood slice and clothing projects in mind with the Cest la Vie, mandala and Sleep in designs.  I hope some more beach and coastal designs come out because yall know I will put them on anything I can!

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

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