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Things are pretty busy around here, in addition to adding a new baby to our family, we are also transitioning from our winter sports to spring sports. We all know that with spring sports, comes crazy weather. You’ve got snow one day, 65° the next day, and pouring rain on the third day! One of the things I hate most is trying to keep my kids uniforms clean. I feel like it adds a ton more to our laundry having to wash it two or three times a week! I was so excited to see that Cricut came out with a new SportFlex™ Iron On, so I could make my kids a couple of practice jerseys that they could wear without getting their uniforms all muddy. This SportFlex™ Iron On is perfect for dry fit material and active wear material that is made out of Polyester, Poly Blend, or Nylon Blend.
For the practice jersey, I used the Varsity text on Design Space and just did our last name and my son’s number. Depending on the size of the shirt you are using, that will determine how large you want your lettering to be. I usually measure the shirt across the shoulders and give it about two inches of space on each side of the last name. (Click here to see my design and size) Also, to make sure I’m not wasting my SportFlex™ Iron On, I cut my image out on paper first to make sure it was the right size. Now for the SportFlex™ Iron On, you will set your EasyPress to 305°F. While that is warming up (don’t worry, it only takes like a minute!) put your EasyPress Mat inside the shirt and position it where you will be ironing. Before you lay your material on your shirt, heat the shirt for 5-10 seconds. Position your SportFlex™ Iron On with the shiny plastic still on and then place the EasyPress on top of your design. You don’t need to press down hard on the EasyPress, just the regular weight of holding it in place will be plenty. You’ll keep it there for 30 seconds. Let the design cool for just about 15-20 seconds and you can peel off the plastic covering (this is called a “warm peel”). If you need to know additional settings for your EasyPress, click here.
After I got the name and number on the jersey, I decided to add a fun baseball image on the front. You can find it on here Cricut Design Space. It came out perfect!
I can’t tell you how happy I was with this iron on. It cuts like a dream on my Cricut Maker, and with the EasyPress and EasyPress Mat, these project came together even quicker than I thought. Now let me tell you a few of my very favorite things about the EasyPress and EasyPress Mat.
*It keeps an evenly heated surface. The heated surface of the EasyPress stays a consistent temperature so the material you are ironing on is getting consistent heat.
*Easy to use and read controls. You can set the temperature and timer easily with the controls on the EasyPress.
*Storage base. The base the EasyPress comes with keeps the heated surface protected. It stays cools to the touch which keeps little hands safe.
*Convenient size. Both the EasyPress and EasyPress Mat are not big or bulky. Their size makes them easy to handle and store.
*The EasyPress Mat protects your work surfaces. You don’t have to worry about your table or countertops being damaged from heat and moisture.
*The EasyPress Mat is made of 5 different layers. The construction of the 5 layers eliminates any moisture and directs the heat to the design that you are ironing on.
After I got done making the jersey, I decided that I wanted to do another project and remembered that my boys also wrestle and just have plain black singlets. I put the high school name they wrestle under down the leg of the singlet. It was a simple project, but looks great with the silver SportFlex™ Iron on.
I can’t even tell you how smooth the SportFlex™ Iron On lays! My husband is very skeptical of things that I say are amazing, so he sat there and tried to pick at it with his fingernail…he got NOTHING! I truly don’t know if I’ll ever use any other kind of iron on because I love this so much! It’s flexible, stretchable, weeds super easy, and has the Cricut StrongBond™ guarantee for lasting wear. I highly recommend you give it a try. I’m already thinking of all the super fun things we can make!
Have you tried the Cricut SportFlex™ Iron On or the EasyPress and EasyPress Mat? If you have, let us know what you think!
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