Customized Canvas Tote Bag

Hit the beach, head to a farmers market or use it for a vacay! Add a cool design to a canvas tote bag for a fun personal touch!

You will need:

Tote bag, heat-transfer vinyl (we used glitter heat-transfer vinyl), ScanNCut, iron, press cloth.

Steps:

  1. Load your pattern into the machine. We used a butterfly pattern from Tattered Lace Collection 9 (pattern TTLP07010_B) — downloadable from CanvasWorkspace with activation code.
  2. Make sure the pattern is sized correctly for your surface, making adjustments on the machine’s screen as necessary.
  3. Using a sheet of heat-transfer vinyl, cut out your pattern. Make sure to use the half cut setting to only cut through the adhesive and not the shiny carrier sheet.
  4. Remove all excess material from the carrier sheet – weeding out all of the unneeded parts of the pattern.
  5. Place the pattern & carrier sheet sticky side down on the tote bag.
  6. Use a spare piece of fabric (presscloth) to protect the design and use an iron to firmly press the vinyl design down onto the tote bag.
  7. Let the vinyl cool for a few seconds (it will be very hot!) before peeling back the clear carrier sheet. The vinyl should be firmly stuck to the fabric.
  8. You’re done!