This is what I learned:
- Fabric (pressed, with no wrinkles or creases)
- Therm O Web Heat-n-Bond Ultra Hold (in red package). This is sold by the yard as well as in packages.
- NEW Cricut Blade (keep it for fabric only)
Note: All directions come on the Therm o Web package. Pre wash all fabrics (do NOT use fabric softeners), unless you won’t be washing item being cut.
- Pre-heat dry iron to silk setting ( DO NOT use steam). Place heat-n-bond paper (smooth) side up on wrong side of material.
- Place and hold heated iron on paper side for 2 seconds. Repeat, by gliding iron slightly overlapping prior area until entire surface has been bonded. Allow material to cool
- Cut edges to size you want (12x12 or whatever). Peel off paper backing and place on Cricut mat.
- Set Cricut Machine to:
- Blade - 5
- Pressure – Max
- Speed – 1
Once image has been cut, place it on where you will be applying it, then iron (right side up) for 8-10 seconds. Repeat by gliding iron slightly overlapping prior area until entire surface has been bonded.
I used the princess crown from one of the Princess cartridges and I used the Superman emblem from the Superman cartridge. I forgot what font the letter "B" came from - but anything will do
Don’t Sew – due to the thickness of the adhesive, machine stitching is not recommended. *
* I didn't listen to this last part - and sewed the crown and letter "B" on my daughters cape, and it gave me a bunch of grief - I should have listened! So make sure you press it well and it will be fine. I didn't sew for my son's superman style and it was fine.
I followed this blog for the cape itself tutorial:
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