Cutting Heat Transfer on a Cricut is easier than you think! A few simple steps and tips on how to cut heat transfer vinyl on a Cricut and you will be on your way to a fun shirt, cute tote or more!
My favorite heat transfer projects have to be T-shirts and Onesies! Here are some of my favorites!
If you need help uploading an SVG file into Design Space you can find my video and tutorial here.
How to Cut Heat Transfer Vinyl on a Cricut
1. Open Cricut Design Space and decide on a design to cut on your Cricut Machine. You can use a design from Cricut Access or Make It Projects or your own design. Size your design in Cricut Design Space accordingly. Click “Make It” in the upper right-hand corner
2. Set Your Material Using the knob on your Cricut:
- Iron On for smooth heat transfer (matte or glossy)
- Custom for Glitter, flocked, or other specialty heat transfer.
P.S. Flocked heat transfer means kind of fuzzy! It took me a year to figure out what that was, lol!
If you select Custom you will get a screen like this in Design Space that will let you choose your material. If you don’t see it right away, click the “view all” in the right top-ish corner of the red box I used to indicate the different settings.
3. Adhere your heat transfer vinyl with the shiny backing side DOWN onto your cutting mat and load into your machine.
4. Verify your design is MIRRORED and cut your heat transfer vinyl. If you have more than one color please note you need to MIRROR on all the mats. (Find out more about why we have to mirror here)
Once the design is finished cutting you can remove your mat and you have successfully cut iron-on using your Cricut!
Video on How to Cut Heat Transfer with Cricut
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