Oh the joy of being able to design soft furnishings to fit your interior and taste. The hours I spent browsing the Internet when the boys were little and I was styling their rooms, looking for the perfect sheep cushion, or hot air balloon.
This Cricut Iron-On Vinyl Tutorial will help you achieve just that!
And at Christmas when I wanted a cushion embellished with the silhouette of a stag. I never found the right one!
I am naturally creative, but this can be a burden. Because I have a clear vision in my mind of how I want things to be. And once I get that vision nothing else will do, hence why I never procured just the right stag cushion. By Christmas I will have acquired a sewing machine and a will have that coveted cushion, you mark my words.
But for now I am still discovering what the Cricut maker can do and have my heart set on creating a collection of cushions for my home, partly for experimental purposes, but mostly to flex my Cricut muscles and create a few little projects that are in my mind.
My first cushion was this ever so gorgeous iron on heart cushion, and with only a tweak of two of a pre designed image on the design space to add a word and fatten the heart up a little, took less than 15 minutes to make from beginning to end. Its such a simple process as long as you follow the Cricut Iron-On Vinyl Instructions.
I am ever so slightly in love with iron on vinyl.
Last week I hosted 5 teens for dinner. In my wisdom I decided they could design and make their own t-shirts. Now it was a giddy crowd, and they were quiet for 3 hours as they all designed cut and with my help ironed on! I kid you not. 5 teens quiet for 3 hours, so yes that was a bit of a win and yet another reason to love my Cricut, it has made me cool with teens.
How To Make A Cushion With Iron On Vinyl
- In the design space click image
- Scroll down until you find this super lovely heart, it looks thinner in the design space
- Unlock the image and drag it to fatten it a little
- Click text and add your word, I went for “you”
- Highlight the project and weld it
- Click make and load the matt, ensuring you click mirror and cut
- Weed the design
- Iron the surface you intend to iron onto to heat up
- Put the design in place and cover with a cloth before pressing the iron onto you design following instructions on temperature and length of time
- Leave to cool and remove the plastic backing
- Turn your design over and press the iron on the reverse
Cricut Iron-On Vinyl Instructions and Tips
When loading your matt ensure you load you product shiny side down, in my case the pink side.
Before clicking cut ensure you have mirrored your product
When ironing on the design, ensure you press the iron rather that using an ironing motion as I find this can drag the design
Leave the design to cool before removing backing
If you more of a visual person check out my little vlog below. And click here for the project link.
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16 thoughts on “Cricut Iron-On Vinyl Instructions And Heart Cushion Tutorial”
Love this little cushion Sarah I’ve entered your comp fingers crossed! ? Great tutorial I think even I could do this! Mandy xxx
Ah thanks Mandy the Cricut is so easy to use I just adore it x
Love this Sarah, that’s it I am getting my sewing machine out, great work xxxx
Ah thanks Emma, I so need a sewing machine now x
Oh I do love this cushion so pretty. WOW you are so talented too girl. Start selling these! lol 🙂 #wrc
Ah thanks so much Jenny I am so thrilled with it x
That’s so cool! And how brilliant that the teenagers enjoyed creating stuff too 🙂 I used to love doing cross-stitch embroidery but stopped years ago. I’m rubbish at using a sewing machine though (even though I did Textiles as one of my GCSEs!)
I never did textiles sadly but I would have loved it as I have always been creative, and yes apparently they are still talking about out craft day now x
Oh my goodness Sarah this is genius and what a gorgeous cushion and print. I need to check out this gadget you have fallen in love with x
Kerri-Ann I blooming love it I have been making cards today x
Your cushion is gorgeous, you clever thing! Such a great idea getting the teens to do something creative like that. It’s wonderful that you have that Cricut for these projects x
It is fab Morgana and you know what? Its so easy to use I just love it x
You’re doing so well with your Cricut machines Sarah!! These cushions look gorgeous and your mug last month was awesome. What will you guys make next? Can’t wait to see xx
Ah thanks Heledd, I have made some paper cuts over the last week that are pretty amazing there is so much you can do with it x
Tell me sarah, were these teenagers boys? If yes, I will be even more impressed! I was just thinking how great this design would look on a t-shirt and then you mentioned it! Really does look good on a cushion too though 🙂
Boys and girls Suzanne, and omg it would I am going to give that a go x