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DIY Spring Tote Bag with Cricut

April 8, 2018

Have you seen the new Cricut Iron On Transfers? They’re the perfect addition to turn any old tote bag into a fashionable spring tote bag. See other great spring projects to make with you Cricut below.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Supplies –

The new Cricut Iron On transfers is really simple to use and come in a variety of designs. I got the chance to see most of them at Cricut headquarters a few weeks ago and they’re amazing. I have seen them available at JOANN stores but I have yet to see them at Michaels but I’m sure they’ll be there soon if they’re not there now.To begin, set down your EasyPress mat onto a firm surface. Use a wooden table or even the floor. You want to avoid using ironing boards or other heat sucking materials (that’s a real term). You also want to avoid any surface that will bend when you apply pressure.Preheat your EasyPress to 340° F and then the timer for 50 seconds. Preheat your blank tote bag for 10-15 seconds.

Your designs will come ready to press. Just remove them from the package and lay it on to your preheated material. Place your EasyPress over the Iron On Design and then press the Go button. It will heat for 50 seconds and then remove it.Turn your piece over and press the back for an additional 10-15 seconds to secure the bond. With the Cricut Iron On Designs, you want to peel it off after it has cooled. Give it 2-3 minutes and then with a firm pull, pull off the carrier sheet.The peel feels a lot different than compared to traditional Iron On. You have to pull it harder and the design almost feels like it’s going to come off with it. Just start with a small corner and then test it. You can always lay the carrier sheet back down and press longer if you need to.There it is! My spring Craft & Create Cricut Challenge. Even though I didn’t use my actual cutting machine that Cricut offers, I do love their EasyPress just as much. The new mat has made pressing a lot more assuring and it’s given me great results. Check out the other projects below and be sure to visit them!

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10 thoughts on “DIY Spring Tote Bag with Cricut

  1. Heather Northington

    LOVE the iron on transfers! I didn’t know they made them like that. Perfect for an easy project or gift you need right away .. and it saves on ink from doing print then cut. Love this project!

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  2. Jenny

    The tote bag looks awesome! I love the colors & design. Joann’s has a great Cricut aside. I didn’t know they made decals like that. I’ll have to look the next time I go to the store.

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  3. Allison | Upright and Caffeinated

    This tote bag is beautiful! I love the Cricut iron on transfer! I have not seen one yet, but I might need to run out to JOANN to see if I can find one. This will be a game-changer. Seems so simple to add a little pizzazz to a simple tote bag…or shirt, pillow, towel 🙂

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  4. Marie

    Wow! I love this iron-on transfer SO much! It’s fun to make my own but I can’t create anything close to as pretty and colorful as this. Can you imagine trying to iron on all of those different color layers!? I need to go see what other styles they have.

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    1. Lindsay Post author

      Guess what, it’s a design transfer so there is only one layer! The price range is awesome and you can use your household iron too. It’s life-changing!

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