How to make a custom tote bag for the horse lover in your life, plus a 15% coupon code on blank tote bags.
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Bagz Depot sent me these super fun canvas tote bags with rope handles along with the large laundry bags that I used for my Santa bags. The bags have a magnetic clasp and a zippered pocket inside. They seem to be really good quality so I was excited to make something nice with them.
I made this for a friend who loves horses. Now I just need to decide what to put inside.
DIY Custom Tote
- Canvas tote bags: Use coupon code DIYDANIELLE for 15% off
- Dashing Through the Snow Design on Etsy
- Horse Heart SVG on Etsy
- Cricut Air 2 or the Cricut Maker™
- Cutting mat
- Weeding tool
- Cricut EasyPress™ with the Pressing Pillow Underneath
- Teflon Sheet
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
How to Customize the Tote
Weed away the excess from your design so you’re left with what you see below.
Preheat your bag per the instructions for your HTV and bag… I used the settings for my HTV + cotton canvas from Cricut. The blue horse is regular iron on, but the red design is foil so they have different settings.
Once the area is preheated, place your design down on the bag. Make sure it’s centered properly. Lay your teflon sheet down over the design.
Now you can press with your Cricut EasyPress™ per the instructions. I pressed the design, then flipped the bag and slipped the EasyPress inside to press the back of the design too.
Once ready, I peeled the plastic sheet off to reveal my adhered design.
At this point, I repeated with the other side for my other design.
Look! It has a pocket!
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Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
Danielle lives in Maryland with her three young sons and her husband, Brandon. In her spare time, she gardens, reads, horseback rides, and has a small homestead with goats and ducks. Visit her shop to buy patterns or her sewing eBooks. Subscribe to her newsletter to get blog updates, free patterns and other printables by clicking here.