Can You Make Sweatshirts With a Cricut?

If you’re a craft enthusiast, you may know that the Cricut is an amazing tool for making custom designs and projects. But did you know that you can also use this cutting machine to make your own custom sweatshirts? With the right materials, tools and a little bit of patience, you can make unique, personalized sweatshirts with your Cricut machine.

To start, you’ll need to gather the right materials.

You’ll need a plain sweatshirt or hoodie, an iron-on transfer material (there are different types like vinyl and heat transfer paper), an iron and a cutting mat. Once you have all of these items, you can start designing your own custom sweatshirt.

First off, choose a design for your sweatshirt. You can either create one from scratch on the Cricut Design Space or choose one of the pre-made designs available in the software. Once you have your design ready to go, it’s time to print it out on the iron-on transfer material and cut it out with your Cricut machine.

Once your design is cut out, place it onto the front of the sweatshirt where you want it to be. Make sure that all of the edges are lined up properly before using an iron to press down and adhere the transfer material onto the fabric.

Tips For Making Sweatshirts With Your Cricut:

  • Make sure that your fabric is clean before adhering any transfers.
  • Try to use a pressing cloth when applying heat from an iron.
  • Be patient! It takes time to get perfect results.

Once everything is pressed down securely onto your fabric, peel off any remaining transfer material from around the edges of your design (or just tear it off). Now all that’s left is for you to enjoy wearing your new custom-made sweatshirt!


In conclusion, yes – with some patience and creativity you can definitely make unique and personalized sweatshirts with a Cricut machine! All it takes is some basic materials like fabric and iron-on transfers along with some time spent designing in Design Space.

So go ahead – give it a try and bring out those creative juices!