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With back-to-school on the mind, I wanted to give this backpack a revamp with iron-on vinyl! I wasn’t quite sure how I would use iron-on vinyl on a backpack but then Cricut announced their newest EasyPress product – The EasyPress MINI!
This tiny little EasyPress Mini is great for uneven surfaces like hats, shoes, wallets and even backpacks! It has the power and function of the EasyPress 2 but in a small version that is easy to navigate smaller surfaces with! The plate on the EasyPress Mini is about 2″ by 3″.
This little press is PERFECT for those who like to sew! (you, hah!) I have been keeping it right by my sewing machine for pressing little things as I sew. It’s great to not have to get up to use the iron for something so tiny and the EasyPress Mini is also just really great for little places!
Materials for BackPack iron-ON Project:
–Cricut EasyPress Mini
–Cricut Machine – Any will work for this project – Here’s a comparison between the Explore Air 2 and the Maker
-Everyday Iron-on Vinyl in a Variety of Colors – I’m using Avocado, Beige and Blush Pink
-Canvas Backpack that needs a refresh!
How to Iron-on Vinyl on a Backpack:
Pull up the design in Design Space. This design has 3 different elements in 3 colors. The leaves and small flowers have different sizes to give it some variety.
Cut the project out. I used about 8-9 roses so make enough copies to fill up your sheet of iron-on vinyl.
Cut out the Everyday Iron-on Vinyl and weed with weeding kit. The roses weed quickly because the negative space is all connected!
Repeat with all elements.
Now the fun part! Heat up your EasyPress Mini to the second heat setting.
Prep your backpack. This backpack is an older one that we have laying around. It’s in great condition besides a few stains and marks.
If you have an EasyPress Mat, you can fold it and put it inside the part of the backpack you are working on.
Arrange the flowers and leaves however you want! The best part about this is that you get to be creative with your floral arrangements AND you can cover up those marks to make the backpack look new again!
Cut the designs in pieces for sides and edges. The EasyPress Mini is so little you can maneuver right around seams, labels, etc!