When Cricut introduced the EasyPress Mini, I knew it would be perfect for small detailed projects! So to try it out, I made the Sweetly Striped Infant Bodysuit - and I love it! Here's how to make your own - and some thoughts on the Cricut EasyPress Mini!
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Introducing the Cricut EasyPress Mini
The Cricut EasyPress Mini is the newest addition to the Cricut EasyPress family, ideal for small or tricky projects - sleeves, cuffs, pockets, hats, shoes, booties - anything with a small surface area! They even recommend it for stuffed animals!
Featuring the same reliable even heat plate as the Cricut EasyPress 2, the Cricut EasyPress Mini also has simplified heat settings - low, medium, and high. It's perfect for tiny iron-ons, and pressing those tiny seams if you sew!
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And I found the *best* online tool to use no matter which EasyPress you have - click here for the Cricut Heat Guide! (this is just a screencap - gotta click the link here!)
This tool is a welcome addition to my current EasyPress collection! Having the right tool for the job is just so great!
If you saw my Easy DIY Baby Shower Cake Topper Tutorial, you know I have a new neice on the way - so I decided to try the Cricut EasyPress Mini to make the Sweetly Striped Infant Bodysuit!
Sweetly Striped Infant Bodysuit
Step 1: The first thing to do is to measure your bodysuit! I am using a 3-6 month size, so the chest is 9" wide and the cuffs are 5" around.
Step 2: Using the shapes and free images on Cricut Design Space, I put together my plan - a set of 3 stripes for the chest, and a scalloped stripe for each of the cuffs. Click here for the free Designs Space File to make it yourself!
Note that normally for iron-ons you need to mirror your project. This one happens to be perfectly symmetrical, so no need to mirror - but it also won't hurt if you do.
Step 3: Cut out your file on either a Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2, using the patterned iron-on. All you need is the fine point blade, so either machine works! Just make sure the iron-on is pattern side down.
Step 4: Weed the iron-on. This is a lot easier with the right tools - like the Cricut BrightPad! Weeding means removing the parts of the iron-on you don't want to use. You can cut your iron-ons into 3 pieces - the chest stripes are all on one piece, and the cuffs are each a piece.
Step 5: Time to iron! You can use any of the Cricut EasyPress machines for the chest stripes, but you'll need the Cricut EasyPress Mini for the tiny cuffs.
First, iron on one side of the cuff, then carefully peel off the plastic backing from *just* that section, turn over the cuff, and iron on the other side.
Peel off the last of the plastic, and repeat on the other cuff!
Et Voila! Your Sweetly Striped Infant Bodysuit has cute flowered details - or whatever you like to add!
This makes such a fun gift - you could even crochet a matching little skirt or bottoms if you'd like! Or find some soft booties to add matching details to - so many options!
Thanks to the Cricut EasyPress Mini, the possibilities for iron-ons are now nearly limitless! It was so fun to make the Sweetly Striped Infant Bodysuit - I can't wait to see what others create with these amazing tools!
If this free Cricut project does inspire you, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! I love seeing what you make!
THE FINE PRINT
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