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I have been working on all sorts of stuff since I got my new Cricut Maker. My niece is having a baby so I wanted to make super cute owl appliques with my Cricut EasyPress 2 .

And yall this Cricut EasyPress 2 was a total game changer for the whole project.

I could see in my head exactly how it should look. I wanted to use different patterned fabrics. It came out of my head just how I thought it would look! I mean just look at them!

EasyPress 2: How To Make A Cute Owl Applique With Your Cricut Maker

My niece is having a baby soon so I wanted to try and make some super cute owl appliques with my @officialcricut EasyPress 2 for when I start making things for her. #cricutmade #cricut #cricutmaker #fabriccrafts #babyshowerideas #craftideas

Cricut EasyPress 2

I love that my Cricut maker cuts virtually any fabric and that Cricut design space makes doing something like cutting fabric and creating appliques such as this one super easy!

It gives you heat press or professional iron results in 60 seconds or less with its advanced heating plate design, the ceramic coated surface make for an edge to edge heat.

Then there is the safety base which protects the base and your hands from burns and also the Cricut EasyPress 2 has an auto-shutoff feature, that shuts it down after 10 minutes inactive.

owl appliques

I love to use the Cricut brand of heat transfer vinyl on all of my projects using heat transfer vinyl. And If you are on the fence about the easypress, I promise you it is the perfect complement to Cricut Machine.


There are both time and temperature settings up to 400 degrees. It gives fast and foolproof results and more importantly it is portable & easy to store.

My niece is having a baby soon so I wanted to try and make some super cute owl appliques with my @officialcricut EasyPress 2 for when I start making things for her. #cricutmade #cricut #cricutmaker #fabriccrafts #babyshowerideas #craftideas

Super Cute Owl

So I got the idea for this super cute owl because I saw some fat quarters that had these really cute owls on them. And since I know that my Cricut Maker cuts hundreds of materials I knew it would have no issue cutting these.

And working with the heat and bond was super easy for this DIY project with the Cricut EasyPress 2.

cricut EasyPress 2

I can think of so many places that I can use fabric appliques. Pillows, clothes, even shadow boxes. If you have a sewing machine, although it isn’t necessary you can stitch around your applique and give it a little added touch of something unique.

My niece is having a baby soon so I wanted to try and make some super cute owl appliques with my @officialcricut EasyPress 2 for when I start making things for her. #cricutmade #cricut #cricutmaker #fabriccrafts #babyshowerideas #craftideas

Cricut EasyPress 2

I am so happy with my machine, and the Cricut EasyPress 2 and bright pad just kinda set the whole thing off.

I am honestly not sure how I lived without it all. If you try this project, please come back and rate it.

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top view of owl fabric applique onsie
Yield: 2

EasyPress 2: How To Make A Cute Owl Applique With Your Cricut Maker

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $10

My niece is having a baby soon so I wanted to try and make some super cute owl appliques with my Cricut EasyPress 2 for when I start making things for her.

Materials

  • Owls Free SVG
  • 4 fat quarter colors
  • 3 colors of vinyl
  • Heat and Bond
  • Scissors

Tools

  • Cricut Maker
  • Cricut EasyPress 2
  • Rotary Blade
  • Pink Fabric Mat
  • Green Standard Mat

Instructions

  1. Load your files to design space, click the link above and adjust the size, for example, I used mine on a 3 to 6-month onesie, so I made it 4.5 inches and colors.
  2. Set your EasyPress to 305
  3. Using your easy press 2 press out the lines and wrinkles from your fabric
  4. Place the WRONG side of your fabric on the rough side of your heat and bond
  5. Heat with the EasyPress 2 for a few seconds moving it around similar to how you would with an iron
  6. Set aside, allowing to cool completely
  7. Repeat this step with all of your pieces
  8. Remove the paper backing from all of your fabric pieces and place on your pink mat shiny side down.
  9. Load into your Cricut maker
  10. Click make it
  11. Adjust pieces so they are within the size of your fabric pieces
  12. Click continue
  13. Select your machine and make sure you have the rotary blade inserted
  14. Click go and allow it to cut (I used vinyl for the eyepieces) also I had to get rid of some of the smaller pieces due to them being too detailed
  15. Remove all of your pieces from the mat cricut-easypress
  16. Layer the pieces in the order that they should go in, on top of the SHINY side of the heat and bond paper backing (save vinyl for last)
  17. Use your easy press 2 to bond them all together, settings 305 for 30 seconds
  18. Now place they vinyl pieces 1 at a time
  19. Set aside and allow to cool completely
  20. Once cooled you can apply the applique to whatever you like, you may sew around each piece, I did not easypress-2

Notes

Although you don't have to, and this is a no sew project, you can stich around the patch to make it a little more unique

Is the Cricut EasyPress 2 worth it?

Sure, if you aren’t planning on making tons of T-Shirts, a regular Iron will be just fine. However, if you want to personalize tons of T-Shirts, trust me. The EasyPress 2 is worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY!

What’s the difference between the EasyPress and the EasyPress 2?

The EasyPress 2 now remembers your heat temperature and time settings when it turns off. The original EasyPress would not remember that, which may not seem like a huge deal, but it is a convenience that makes things a little quicker! It heats up faster!Sep 18, 2018

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