Thursday, May 17, 2018

Custom Yoga Mat Using Cricut EasyPress

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It is no secret that I love my Cricut and customizing all the things! When I saw Kristen from A Girl and Her Glitter use iron on vinyl on a yoga mat, I had to try it. It was the perfect project for me to try out using my new Cricut EasyPress and SportFlex vinyl.

Did you know you could use iron on with a yoga mat? I used the new SportFlex Iron on and my Cricut EasyPress to customize a yoga mat!
I have been wanting to try the EasyPress for a while, so I was excited to receive one, along with an EasyPress mat as part of the Cricut blogger program. 


Some of the features of the EasyPress are:

  • 9x9 Base that covers most projects
  • Iron-on results in 60 seconds or less
  • Adjustable heat up to 350 degrees (along with a handy chart that shows correct times and temps for any project)
  • Insulated resting base and automated shut off
  • Lightweight and easy to store
  • Timer that beeps when finished
Did you know you could use iron on with a yoga mat? I used the new SportFlex Iron on and my Cricut EasyPress to customize a yoga mat!

To begin your yoga mat project, you will need the following supplies:

Cricut Explore Air (or similar machine)
Yoga mat (I used the backside of one I already had)
Standard Grip Cutting Mat

Open the Design Space and create the design for your mat. Since I am training to become a Body Flow instructor, I chose "let go & flow." You can find this design here.

Prepare for your cut by selecting Custom on the machine and SportFlex option under the Iron on materials. Don't forget to Mirror your cut since it is an Iron on design. Weed the excess vinyl from your design and place it on the yoga mat. I cut my quote into three pieces so I could offset the words on my mat.

Turn on your Cricut EasyPress and set the temperature to 210 degrees by pressing the Temp button along with the "+" sign. I am using lower than the recommended SportFlex temperature of 350 degrees so I do not run the risk of melting the yoga mat. Place the vinyl face down on your mat. I took Kristen's advice and placed the piece of plastic from one of my cutting mats over the vinyl for an extra layer of protection. 

Did you know you could use iron on with a yoga mat? I used the new SportFlex Iron on and my Cricut EasyPress to customize a yoga mat!

Set the timer for 50 seconds by pressing the Timer button and the "+" or "-" signs. Slowly move the EasyPress over the design until the beep sounds. Because of the yoga mat material, you do not want to leave the EasyPress in one spot and melt the mat. Carefully peel the liner back to see if the vinyl has adhered. If not, repeat the process for 30 more seconds. Remove the liner while the mat and vinyl is still warm.

Did you know you could use iron on with a yoga mat? I used the new SportFlex Iron on and my Cricut EasyPress to customize a yoga mat!

You will be the envy of everyone in your yoga class with your custom mat! What quote would you put on yours? If you like the tank pictured below, you can find the tutorial for how I made it HERE.

Did you know you could use iron on with a yoga mat? I used the new SportFlex Iron on and my Cricut EasyPress to customize a yoga mat!


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Did you know you could use iron on with a yoga mat? I used the new SportFlex Iron on and my Cricut EasyPress to customize a yoga mat!


Disclosure: I am part of the Cricut Blogger Program and may receive supplies to complete my projects, but all thoughts are 100% my own. I love my Cricut and am excited to share my projects with you!

2 comments:

  1. This is soooo cool. I am really amazed! You've come up with some creative ideas with your Circuit. I need a new yoga mat so bad, I should do something like this when I get a new one.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. I was surprised by how well it worked and is holding up! You should do this!

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