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Ski Hoodie: How I made article 16

 Today's make is a Cricut project, with a cozy wintery vibe to it! This project is beginner-friendly, but a great project for all Cricut crafters.

Recommended read: How I made article series    

What I used:

Cricut everyday iron-on

Cotton-poly blend hoodie

Cricut and supplies (weeding tool, standard grip mat, Easypress 2 + mat, and parchment paper)

The steps I took:

I started this hoodie off by looking for a 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 kept the size of the design as the preset (I might have sized it up from 2.24" height to 2.35" height but I don't remember lol)

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.

I cut it out on my Cricut and used the standard grip mat. I placed the iron-on vinyl shiny side down and turned the mirror on. 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 two to; 315°F. 

I preheated 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 actually sat where I wanted it to, and not in the armpit, I measured it out 4" 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.

The hoodie turned out great and the recipient of this Christmas gift loved it 😊


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