Don’t you love a little extra motivation when it’s time to workout? Why not wear it on your shirt? This Run Lift Fight Like a Girl Workout Tank using the NEW Cricut SportFlex Iron-On™ was exactly what I’ve been wanting! It relates not only to working out but to life in general. I always need reminders to keep running, carry my weight, and keep fighting! I hope you like this tank. Here’s how I made it:
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- Solid Color Workout Tanktop
- Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine
- Cricut SportFlex Iron-On™ in White
- Ironing Board
- Cricut Weeding Tool
- Parchment Paper (optional)
Create Your Design:
IF YOU WANT TO USE MY DESIGN AS IS, click HERE! On the bottom right you can click either “Make It” and it will cut just as I designed, or you can customize it. Doing this will allow you to skip a bunch of this tutorial so just go down to the
I will now walk through the steps I took to make it so you can see how you want to create your own or alter mine. Cricut SportFlex Iron-On™ is a new product that is made to use on workout type materials like polyester and nylon. It is thinner than your average iron-on and has great stretch to it as well. I’ve been really impressed after using it just this once, so I hope you’ll give it a try! Just to note: it comes in 11.8″x24″ sheets so keep that in mind when decided on a design.
Select all the text and click ‘Attach’ on the bottom right of the screen.
You’ll now see that it says Attach above your text file. This assures that when you go to the mat to cut it out it will keep the words as they are with the spacing and layout you see here.
Type the other text you want. For this, I used a smaller size of the same font.
If you want to make the words vertical, select all the words and Click on ‘Advanced’, then click ‘Ungroup to Letters’. This will make it so that you can move each letter individually. Quickly move them into a somewhat vertical position, though don’t worry too much about the spacing, that is easy to fix.
To get the vertical words arranged perfectly, click on ‘Align’ then click ‘Center Horizontally’. This will align them above eachother. Next, click ‘Distribute Vertically’ and this will make the space between the letters even. You will then want to select your first word and push the up arrow on your keyboard a couple times. Then do the same for your last word.
Again, make sure all of the letters to ‘Like a Girl’ are highlighted, then click ‘Attach’.
Now be sure to save your project! Click ‘Save’ on the top right, then name your Project.
Now you’re ready to cut your words, so click on ‘Make It’!
The most important step to remember before cutting any iron-on material is to mirror your image. Simply click on the toggle I’ve pointed to in this image.
Cut your Design:
Alright, now your design is complete and ready to cut! Click on ‘Continue’ on the bottom right.
Be sure that your knob on your machine is set to ‘Custom’, as seen below.
Select ‘SportFlex Iron-On™’ as your material.
Before going any further, be sure to read and completely understand the instructions for Cricut SportFlex Iron-On™. It is a new product, so many of you probably haven’t used it. Just as a note, after using this material only once I am really impressed by it. Not only was it easy to apply (you’ll see in a minute) but it looks really great and has just enough stretch to work on dry-fit type materials like this tank. I just love it! I plan to use it for all sorts of workout and casual t-shirts and tanks. Maybe even a hoodie or two!
Place your Cricut SportFlex Iron-On™ with the shiny plastic coated side down. If you aren’t sure, just slightly pull the two apart on the corner and you’ll be able to tell. You want the iron-on facing up!
Load the mat into the machine. Press that cute little Cricut button and cut your design!
To remove the vinyl from the mat without messing it up, it’s easiest to flip it over and press the vinyl against the table as you’re bending and peeling the mat up.
Now weed your design. This simply means to remove the excess vinyl that you don’t want on your design.
Be sure to get the inner parts of any letters that have them.
Cut the two sections apart.
Apply the Cricut SportFlex Iron-On™:
Lay out your tank and smooth it out flat. Turn your iron to the ‘Wool’ setting.
Place your words where you want them. I often use a ruler to measure and make sure it is centered. For the Cricut SportFlex Iron-On™ you must iron the shirt surface before you iron down the SportFlex Iron-On™, so I added a piece of tape to the top to be sure that it will be in the right place when I iron it down quickly.
Basically, just fold of the design, iron the tank fabric for 10-15 seconds to get it warm, then place the design back down.
Iron onto the shirt for 30 seconds. I used a piece of parchment paper over it, but ended up not really needing to.
Now you need to flip the fabric over and iron the other side of the design, pushing down with medium force for about 15 seconds. This will ensure the SportFlex Iron-On™ adheres to the fabric better. Let the design cool for two minutes, then remove the plastic sheet.
Now do the same with the back of the shirt. Iron the shirt itself first.
Place the image where you want it. Iron for 30 seconds. Flip inside out and iron the back side for 15 seconds. Let cool for 2 minutes, then remove the plastic sheet.
And there you have it, an awesome Run Lift Fight Like a Girl DIY Custom Workout Tanktop using Cricut SportFlex Iron-On™.
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Thanks friends! Now get out there and make something!
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Maker. DIY Blogger. Artist.
Sheri has been creating all of her life in various ways and finds great purpose and empowerment in creating something new. When she’s not in the workshop or craft room she is making memories with her husband, four kids, perfect dog and ornery cat.