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How To Make A Canvas Tote Bag With Your Cricut

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Cricut tote bags are a really easy way to make yourself a high quality canvas bag for supper cheap. I decided yo make this funny tote bag with my cutting machine on a whim.

I used my EasyPress mini to press the bag. You can grab the tote bag SVG for free below. Just fill in your information and you will get an email with the svg cutting files as an instant download.

Pin imge of canvas tote bag made with the cricut

How Do You Make A Tote Bag With Cricut?

Starting with a blank tote bag and an svg cutting file for Cricut. Cut out your design, weed it and then press it onto your canvas, cotton tote using your heat press. Or my favorite thing to use is the Cricut EasyPress.

You can also use your Maker to cut fabric and make your tote from start to finish like this one here.

Cotton canvas tote with pink text on it with a water bottle in back that says princess

How To Make A Canvas Tote Bag With Your Cricut + Free Cut File

But this tutorial is going to walk you through how to customize and make it fit your personality.

I created this cut file last night because I thought it would be perfect for Moms, I mean let’s face it we all carry some sort of bag and its totally full of ish!

Tote bags in general are eco friendly and a great place to unload your crafting supplies. Use them as a shopping bag, instead of plastic bags.

For example, you can use it as a makeup bag too. Here is a great makeup SVG file for Cricut if you want something makeup-themed.

Weeded vinyl on top of a tote waiting to be pressed with the Cricut EasyPress

When you learn how to make a tote bag your own there aren’t a ton of steps involved, and for this reason, it makes the perfect Cricut beginner project.

To clarify, this Cricut Project is super easy, and a free cut file is always a plus. And to clarify, the double bonus is, that it’s a very low material project.

EasyPress 2 next to a canvas tote with pink htv next to it

What you need to make a tote bag:

That is to say that you only need 5 things! Tote bags also make great gifts, you can give them as teachers gifts, maybe not with the word ish on them, but you can also give them to your bridal party or even make yourself a new one for each day of the week!

hand pressing canvas tote with the easypress mini

How To Make A Tote Bag Your Own With The EasyPress 2 + Free Cut File

In other words, in just a few easy steps you have a great tote bag that will quickly spark up a conversation.

  1. Download the file below or create your own.
  2. Weed the vinyl.
  3. Next, preheat EasyPress.
  4. Press on design.
  5. Done! This Cricut Project is so quick and easy you can totally make it as a last minute gift!

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photo showing hot to make a canvas tote, with heat transfer vinyl still on the transfer sheet
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How To Make A Tote Bag Your Own

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

In this post, you will learn How To Make A Tote Bag Your Own With The EasyPress 2 Plus, bonus you will get a free cut file to do it!

Materials

  • Cricut Everyday Iron On
  • Tote Bag (I get mine here)

Tools

  • Cricut Machine (any of them will work)
  • Standard Grip Mat
  • Weeding Tool
  • Cricut Easy Press 2

Instructions

  1. Download the free tote bag file above or create your own
  2. Weed your vinyl design and place it onto your tote the way you want it to look when finished photo showing hot to make a canvas tote, with heat transfer vinyl still on the transfer sheet
  3. Preheat the EasyPress to 340
  4. Press on design for 30 seconds mint Cricut easypress 2 used to press tote bag made with the cricut
  5. Flip and press for an additional 15 seconds
  6. Peel off the plastic transfer sheet to reveal your design my bag fill of ish canvas tote in pink next to pink epoxied water bottle
  7. Done! This Cricut Project is so quick and easy you can totally make it as a last-minute gift!

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