Book Lover Tote Bag using Cricut Maker and Infusible Ink

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

I Rather Be Reading book tote

Do you have that friend who always has her nose in a book? If you do, I have the perfect homemade gift idea – a book tote! The project is super easy to do thanks to the Cricut Maker and Infusible Ink (seriously, love this stuff!). I love giving and receiving personalized gifts – it makes me feel that the person really took the time to get to know me and devoted time to give a memorable gift. The book tote will be a gift for a special dear friend of mine that is always reading. A quick search of “book” in Cricut Design Space, gave me numerous options to pick from.

Book Lover Tote Bag using Cricut Maker and Infusible Ink

This particular project will be for a book tote but you can easily personalize it for a friend who enjoys bicycling, going to the beach, or just an everyday essentials bag. The tote bag is a great starter project for those that are new to Cricut Maker and Design Space. For this particular craft project – I used Cricut Infusible Ink but you can also use Iron-on vinyl. Both products will give fantastic results!

Book tote using infusible ink transfer sheets

The Cricut Maker handles fabrics, leather, paper, and balsa wood with effortless precision. Cuts sewing patterns in just a few clicks! You have an abundance of projects available to your in Cricut Design Space.

Let’s get to crafting!

Supplies needed: 

Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets

Book Lover Tote Bag Tutorial:

Open Cricut Design Space, search for Image #M9A61DEC then using the text tool write “I rathe be reading” using the Chip Decor font. Arrange the image and font to your liking also, resize it to fit what you need. When you are satisfied – click, “Make It”.

I Rather be reading

Buffalo plaid Infusible ink sheet

If using two different Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets, carefully place the first Infusible Ink Transfer sheet on the mat. It is important to select “Mirror” for everything you are cutting. The Infusible Ink Sheets work just like Iron-on Vinyl. Select the type of material you are cutting, in this case, it is “Infusible Ink Transfer sheets”.

Meanwhile, turn on the EasyPress and heat to 385 Degrees. Once heated, place a piece of cardstock inside the tote bag to prevent any ink from transferring.

Book tote using infusible ink

Send the image and text to print. Switch the transfer sheet as needed. Weed any excess material that you do not need.

I Rather Be Reading Tote Bag

Use the EasyPress to remove any wrinkles then use a link roller to remove any lint from the tote. Arrange your weeded design on the tote, place a piece of parchment paper on top of the Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet. Heat for 40 seconds at 385 degrees. Carefully peel the backing once warm.

Book lover tote using cricut

That’s it! Admire your work!

An adorable homemade Holiday gift for a family member or friend. I love that Cricut gives me the freedom to create something special for the people I love. You can create so many gifts for friends and family with the maker – personalized onesie for your niece or nephew, leather earrings for your bestie or sister, or a cute cosmetic bag. You have so many possibilities!

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Book Lover Tote Bag using Cricut Maker and Infusible Ink

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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