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All The Things Bag + Cut File Freebie!

Create a custom pouch with heat transfer vinyl

Whether you’re running around with your kiddos or packing up for a beach vacay (we’re so jealous by the way), this DIY pouch is perfect for wrangling all of your essentials into one easy to find place!

This simple DIY is a quick and easy project that will take you less than an hour to finish. Enjoy!

You’ll need:

  • A blank canvas pouch (we used this (http://www.michaels.com/black-canvas-pouch-by-imagin8/10537841.html) blank canvas pouch from Michaels but any blank bag or pouch would work!)
  • Cutting machine (we used a Cricut Maker for this project)
  • Heat Transfer Vinyl – we choose Siser Holographic in Spectrum
  • Weeding tool
  • All the things SVG cut file (download here)

Step 1: Design

Create a custom pouch with heat transfer vinyl

Upload your SVG file to Design Space or Silhouette Studio and resize it to fit your sign. Our pouch is 10” x 7.5”, so we sized our design to about 6.25” x 5.5". Remember to mirror your design before you cut!

Step 2: Cutting

Create a custom pouch with heat transfer vinyl

Stick your vinyl to your mat (shiny side DOWN) and press the GO button on your machine to begin cutting. We opted for a light grip mat for this project.

Step 3: Weeding

Create a custom pouch with heat transfer vinyl

Once your machine is done cutting, remove the sheet of vinyl from your mat and cut away the area with your design. Use your weeding tool to weed away the negative areas.

Step 4: Press

Create a custom pouch with heat transfer vinyl

Using your heat press or iron, preheat your pouch for a few seconds. Then center your design and press with medium pressure for 20 – 30 seconds (be sure to follow the pressing instructions for the brand and type of heat transfer vinyl you are using). Tip: place thin dishcloth or piece of fabric inside the bag before pressing to add a bit of extra protection between the front side of your pouch and the backside.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Create a custom pouch with heat transfer vinyl

Allow to cool completely and carefully peel away your carrier paper.

We love the look of this holographic vinyl against the black canvas and are so pleases with how this project turned out. If you give this DIY a try be sure to share a picture in the comments below, we’d love to see your projects!


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