Mermaid Cricut Canvas Bag

Last Updated on July 18, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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Looking for Cricut canvas bag ideas? You will love this. Check out this easy summer tote bag DIY and get the free mermaid tail SVG file to use.

There’s something about summertime that just screams tote bags. Have you seen these cute pineapple tote bags yet?

Or, if you’re looking for fun summer fashions, why not take a look at these shark week fashions for a few beachy ideas.

Looking for Cricut canvas bag ideas? You will love this. Check out this easy summer tote bag DIY and get the free mermaid tail SVG file to use.

Mermaid Cricut Canvas Bag

There are lots of Cricut canvas bag ideas but if you’re a mermaid fan, this is the one I hope that you’ll like the best. 

If you’re a fan of mermaids, then this Cricut canvas bag might be the perfect option for your next project. This is one cute design that will have people lining up to get their hands on it!

Description of the bag

If you’re looking for Cricut canvas bag ideas, it doesn’t get much simpler. You will begin with a ready-made canvas bag so you don’t need to know how to sew to do this. 

If you do enjoy sewing, you can definitely make your own bag as the base.

Cricut supplies to make this project

How to make a mermaid Cricut canvas bag

You will be working with heat transfer vinyl and your Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker. You will need an 11 x 13-inch natural colored canvas tote bag.

If you prefer to use another color, you can certainly do that but you may need to alter the color of the heat transfer vinyl to get it to show up better. 

If you’re familiar with using heat transfer vinyl, this project will be easy. You basically need to download the SVG and then upload it to your machine.

Follow your machine’s directions for working with heat transfer vinyl. Then apply it to your bag and allow it to cure for 48 hours before you use or wash it.

Looking for Cricut canvas bag ideas? You will love this. Check out this easy summer tote bag DIY and get the free mermaid tail SVG file to use.

Ideas for what you can do with this bag

Tote bags are useful for a number of things.  They can hold large books, they can carry groceries, and they can be used as beach bags. Tote bags also make great gifts!

Of course, if you’re looking for Cricut canvas tote bag ideas, this Mermaid Tote Bag is perfect for the beach. After all, mermaids love the beach so it’s only natural you’d want to take this to the beach with you.

Keep in mind that this bag is not meant to hold a bunch of wet things if you want it to stay in good condition. Make sure that you use a wet bag for your swimsuit and then toss that in your bag.

This mermaid scale wet bag is perfect and so cute.

creating the mermaid tail for a canvas bag DIY

How to create this bag

  • Download the SVG file and upload it to Cricut Design Space or your cutting machine’s software. Follow the prompts to load the design to your workspace, then resize the imported design to fit your bag. Follow the prompts to make your design.
  • Set the software to heat transfer vinyl, taking care to attach and mirror the text image.
  • Place the vinyl shiny side down on the mat and set the machine to cut.
  • Preheat your heat press to 400 degrees.
  • Remove the decal from the mat and weed it by removing the non-design elements of vinyl and discarding them.

a mermaid tail design with heat transfer vinyl

  • Place the HTV back-down onto the canvas bag, centering the design as desired.
  • Place the heat press down onto the design with light pressure for 30 seconds. Remove the heat press and set it aside.
  • Allow the vinyl to cool to the touch, then peel the backing sheet off the design.
  • Allow the vinyl to “cure” for 24-48 hours before washing or heavy use.
  • Enjoy!

Looking for Cricut canvas bag ideas? You will love this. Check out this easy summer tote bag DIY and get the free mermaid tail SVG file to use.

What do you need to make this bag?

applying the heat transfer vinyl to the bag

More mermaid fashions

More Cricut canvas bag ideas

You can easily use an SVG file of just about anything on your canvas bag. Why not try one of these ideas.

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Mermaid Cricut Canvas Bag

Looking for Cricut canvas bag ideas? You will love this. Check out this easy summer tote bag DIY and get the free mermaid tail SVG file to use.

Looking for Cricut canvas bag ideas? You will love this. Check out this easy summer tote bag DIY and get the free mermaid tail SVG file to use.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty moderate
Estimated Cost $15.00

Materials

  • 1 Canvas Bag
  • Black Heat Transfer Vinyl
  • Teal Shimmer Heat Transfer Vinyl
  • Summer Mermaid Tail Digital SVG

Tools

  • Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker
  • Light Grip Mat
  • Cricut EasyPress or Cricut EasyPress Mini

Instructions

  1. Download the SVG file and upload it to Cricut Design Space or your cutting machine’s software. Follow the prompts to load the design to your workspace, then resize the imported design to fit your bag. Follow the prompts to make your design.
  2. Set the software to heat transfer vinyl, taking care to attach and mirror the text image.
  3. Place the vinyl shiny side down on the mat and set the machine to cut.
  4. Preheat your heat press to 400 degrees.
  5. Remove the decal from the mat and weed it by removing the non-design elements of vinyl and discarding them.
  6. Place the HTV back-down onto the canvas bag, centering the design as desired.
  7. Place the heat press down onto the design with light pressure for 30 seconds. Remove the heat press and set it aside.
  8. Allow the vinyl to cool to the touch, then peel the backing sheet off the design.
  9. Allow the vinyl to “cure” for 24-48 hours before washing or heavy use.
  10. Enjoy!

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