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Now that you’ve got your own bridal tank tops and wine glasses, its time to do some crafting for the leading ladies in your life, you future bridesmaids! I started with tote bags because they are always nice for keeping a bunch of stuff in and moving things back and forth for DIY nights, getting ready the day of, or as overnight bags in general. :) I started with this basic design that can be used for any bridal party and are perfect for getting your dream team together to help you on your special day!
I made these ones on standard canvas bags with purple vinyl, but the links I included below have bags in a variety of colors as well as HTV in a rainbow of choices! :) You will also notice that the Bride design is bigger than the team bride designs, I just always like the bride to pop a bit, even if the design is the same. :)
1. After downloading the cut files, import them into the Cricut Software. After creating a new project, select Upload Image. Select the file you wish to upload and it will automatically take you to the final upload screen, where you can name the file the select Save. The SVG Files are sized so that they will automatically cut to the size you see in the photos, but if you want to change the size you can do so to fit the tank tops the way you like.
2. After selecting “Make It” Make sure to select the Mirror Mode on the cutting screen. Cut the design(s) in your choice of heat transfer vinyl (I used Purple Easyweed HTV) with the Iron On (for Easyweed Vinyl) or Iron On+ (for Glitter Vinyl) Setting on your Cricut, with the shiny side of the material down.
3. Weed the additional material off of the backing material so that, looking down with the shiny side up, you can see your design with the correct orientation.
4. Iron your tote bag to remove any creases, then center the design in the middle of the tote bag. Arrange the design shiny side up, then cover with parchment paper. Make sure to keep the parchment paper between the design and the iron.
5. Set your Iron to the second Highest setting and press the the iron down firmly on the design, not ironing but rather using it as a small heat press. I worked from the upper left to lower right on the design, pressing the iron on each part of the design for at least 15-20 seconds, then overlapping the last position as you move the iron across the design.
6. Remove the backing from the design, leaving the design on the Tote Bags. Repeat with all the remaining totes.