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How to Decorate a Tote Bag with Iron on Vinyl

Dress up a plain tote bag with some pretty patterned vinyl. Today I'll show you how to decorate a tote bag with iron-on vinyl. It only takes a few minutes and you can create a variety of different designs. Pick your favorite vinyl colors and patterns and make this Cricut Project in just a few steps.

Decorate a tote bag with iron-on vinyl - a Cricut project designed by Jen Goode
Decorate a tote bag with iron-on vinyl – a Cricut project designed by Jen Goode

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How to Decorate a Tote Bag with Iron-on Vinyl

Pick your favorite iron-on vinyl and a cut design and that's all you need to decorate a tote bag. Cotton fabric tote bags work best with the iron-on vinyl material, but you can test other fabric types and see how you like the result.

Today we're making this simple, elegant tote bag using a black and white patterned vinyl available through the Cricut online store.

Materials

Instructions

I've set up a Cricut Design Space canvas with this flower design ready to go. This is one of the flowers available in my Flower Bouquet image set. You can add additional layers or cut as is if you'd like.

  1. Follow on-screen instructions to cut the vinyl design.
  2. Using an iron or your EasyPress, heat set the vinyl to the tote bag.

Iron-on vinyl art is a great way to upcycled an old tote bag or even cover an old design.

Flower art in Cricut Design Space by Jen Goode
Flower art in Cricut Design Space by Jen Goode
Pretty pattern vinyl iron-on from Cricut
Pretty pattern vinyl iron-on from Cricut
Use an EasyPress to quickly heat set all your iron-on vinyl projects
Use an EasyPress to quickly heat set all your iron-on vinyl projects

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More projects to make with Iron-On vinyl

I've partnered with some amazing creative friends to share fun iron-on projects all week. Take a look at these fantastic ideas!

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Iron-on vinyl tote bags are easy to make

Have you ever decorated your own tote bag? Using iron-on vinyl is a simple way to decorate tote bags. In just a few steps, you can create beautiful accessories and gifts.

Decorate your own tote bag with iron-on vinyl art - designed by Jen Goode
Decorate your own tote bag with iron-on vinyl art – designed by Jen Goode
 

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1 thought on “How to Decorate a Tote Bag with Iron on Vinyl”

  1. It is good to know that it would be smart to think about vinyl iron-on and what you can do with it. I liked that you showed that you can do a lot of fun things with it and a tote bag. I want to get a nice looking tote bag for a trip I am planning on going on soon.

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