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Ski Hoodie: How I made article 16

This article is brought to you by Lizzsews.


In today's article, I will guide you through how I made a winter ski hoodie. Follow along with this project and share your result in Lizzsews Facebook group.


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What I used:

Iron-on vinyl

Cotton-poly blend hoodie

Cricut

Standardgrip mat

Easypress 2 + mat

Parchment paper


The steps I took:


I started by looking for a wintery design. I was interested in a skiing design for this hoodie and ended up choosing ski goggles, Image ID: #M21B5B140

(In this photo: Skiing silhouette: #M21B5B20B / Snow skis: #M127DC707)


I sized the design up from 2.24" height to 2.35" height using uniform scaling.


Before putting the design on the hoodie, I washed it as normal so that in the future it won't shrink with the design on.


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I placed the iron-on vinyl shiny side down onto the standardgrip mat and mirrored the design. As the machine was cutting my design, I started to prep the hoodie. I laid it out flat over my Cricut Easypress mat. Using the Cricut heat guide, I determined the temperature to set my Cricut Easypress 2 to 315°F. 


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I pressed the area on the hoodie that I wanted the design to go for 5 seconds and ensured that the hoodie was flat.


I placed the iron-on vinyl where I wanted it, liner side up. I wanted the design in the top right of the hoodie (To the person's left who is wearing it, right to the person looking at it). 


To make sure that the design would sit where I wanted it to, and not in the armpit, I measured it 4" out from the side and 2 1/2" down from the collar to the top of the design.



I pressed with light pressure for 30 seconds. I then flipped the hoodie over and pressed it for 15 seconds. I waited until the liner was cool to the touch to peel. Once I peeled the liner off of the design, I added a piece of parchment paper on top of the design and pressed for another 20 seconds. I find that this extra press really makes a difference.



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