I monogrammed my leather tote bag with my Cricut Explore Air 2!
Can you monogram leather with HTV(Heat Transfer Vinyl) and the Cricut?
I asked that question in every Cricut Face Book room I joined and no one said yes.
ITEMS NEEDED TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT –
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Leather Tote Bag
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Cricut EasyPress
- Steady Betty Ironing Mat
- Perfect Weeding Tools
- Teflon Sheet
Everyone said they did it on vinyl bags or canvas bags, but never monogrammed on leather tote bags.
My sister had given me this really nice leather tote bag but I just wasn’t thrilled with the look of it. I love the feel of it though. Soft, supple leather. My grandfather was a leather worker, so the smell of good leather takes me back to his shop.
Anyway, I didn’t like it so I tucked it away in my closet till another day. Well, another day came when I decided to monogram it with HTV vinyl and my Cricut machine.
I was worried I would burn it or scorch it, but dove right in not caring what happened. As it was, it wasn’t being used anyway.
How I Made the Monogram
Let me take you into Cricut Design Space and show you what I did to create a monogram with Cricut. Watch this…..
You can create a monogram on Cricut Design Space, cut it out with your Cricut machine, and put it on any bag, tote or purse you want. Leather, canvas, or pleather…it really can all be monogrammed with your name or phrase. The sky is the limit.
You Need Steady Betty to Monogram Leather Bags
What is a Steady Betty? I showed her in the video; she is my ironing pad. She is lightweight, but takes the heat I dish out at her. She fits perfectly in the leather bags I have worked on. I find I even use her for ironing my clothes when I need a touch up.
I actually use her on all my projects that I use heat transfer vinyl to leather; or really any HTV projects I do.
I Used My Cricut Easy Press On Leather
Who knew you could iron leather? I didn’t! I am so excited about using my Cricut Easy Press on my monogrammed leather tote bag. It works so well and makes any HTV projects so easy.
I wrote a post about all the reasons that I love this craft iron. Check out my post on the Cricut Easy Press here.