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Who loves cruises for Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties? I know I do! I’ve had the fun of helping with one cruise ship wedding but I like it even more for bachelorette parties! To get in the spirit (and because I knew my husband will soon be attending a cruise bachelor party) these tote bags were born!
These totes are surprisingly easy considering that the design is both large and more complex but just like the other files on this blog, the entire design can be easily downloaded all at once into your Cricut software, just make sure to cut out your design mirrored, with your HTV shiny side down! :)
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 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 tank top to remove any creases, then center the design over the top half of the tank top. 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 30 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 Bag. Repeat with all the remaining totes.
I absolutely adore how these came out and they were so easy to make! I can’t wait to try this design on tank tops and see how it turns out! :)