Tuesday, August 22, 2017

DIY Iron-on Canvas Travel Tote

I'm having way too much fun playing with Best Creation Inc. iron-on vinyl. Today, I'm sharing a travel tote spruced up for an upcoming trip using black glitter iron-on vinyl: "Wander for a bit"

I also got to play in Adobe Illustrator® to add a few elements to the camper image (plain black). It's available for commercial use with a few versions available. However, I wanted my camper slightly different. In Illustrator®, added a few basic shapes, hearts, rounded rectangles that serve as a window and door. I added a vertical line to create the split window. I also used the same line to create some horizontal pinstripes. I modified the nodes to round off the edges of the pinstripes. Loved how my camper turned out.
I then used KG The Fighter font, (free for personal use) to create the saying, "Wander for a bit"
The font is a bit thin to cut properly on my Cricut Explore Air. I changed the offset path to make the letters easier to cut.
You can see the before and after camper on the screenshot. I'm ready to renovate a real vintage camper.

I then uploaded the SVG file to Cricut Design Space, sized to fit the canvas tote and cut it. I find it easier to work with their app and I can quickly reference the mirrored image to help weed the vinyl.

I preheat the iron to the highest setting and aligned the image to the canvas bag. Working on hard surface works best when using a household iron. Cover the image with fabric, I use a pillow case, it's thick enough to protect the plastic and thin enough to heat set the iron-on. Then press firmly for 30 seconds. Carefully pull back the plastic.

Best Creation Inc.'s iron-on vinyl is very soft, it feels sort of velvety, but has the beautiful glitter sparkle.

Here is a close up of the iron-on vinyl.

My Happy Planner will travel safely in my new DIY Tote while I wander for a bit!

As part of the Best Creation Inc. Creative Team, I received the vinyl free, but I do have a discount for you to use. Click on the image below to shop and use the code for your savings.
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