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Create your own Tshirt design using Iron-on vinyl! I'm loving these tattoo style images (I'm too indecisive to get a real tattoo) and wanted to put this onto T-shirt. I found the perfect image in Cricut Design Space to make a t-shirt that I'm really pleased with, I used Glitter iron because I love a bit of sparkle, but this would look great in any vinyl you have!

This tutorial walks you through all of the basic steps for how to apply iron-on vinyl to a t-shirt - perfect if you are new to using iron-on!


-A plain T-Shirt

-Black Glitter Iron-on

-Cricut Maker Machine (This tutorial would work with any Cricut machine!)

-Cricut Easy Press 2

-Cricut Easy Press mat

-Weeding Tool



To start this project, open up a new project in Cricut Design Space, In Images search for the image ‘Snake in hand’ #M138DA870 and add it to the canvas.

Resize the image to 3X5 inches.


Next head to the make it screen, make sure that you mirror the image by clicking the mirror button. This is important, as you always cut into the back of Iron-on vinyl.


Choose the material you are going to cut to be black glitter Iron-on. Then add a sheet of Black Glitter iron-on face down onto the mat.


Load the mat into the machine and start cutting.


Once the machine has finished cutting, take the Glitter iron-on sheet off of the mat. Use a pair of scissors to cut around your cut image so that you can save the uncut vinyl for another project.

Use your weeding tool to help you remove all of the vinyl pieces you don’t want, leaving behind your image.


Check the Easy Press heat guide to get the best result for the material you are pressing onto, then heat up your Easy Press to the correct temperature. Lay your t-shirt down on top of the Easy Press mat, making sure you lay it flat without any creases. Lay your weeded vinyl design down onto your t-shirt, with the clear carrier on top.


Pre-press the t-shirt for 10 seconds to remove any moisture in the fabric. Then press using the Easy Press for the recommended time. Once the timer goes off, place the easy press back into its cradle. Glitter Iron-on is a warm peel vinyl so you can peel away the carrier sheet straight away to reveal your finished T-shirt!

This tutorial contains affiliate links, which mean that I make a small percentage from any sale you make at no extra cost to you.

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