I’ve got another Cricut Maker & EasyPress DIY project for you! Don’t worry, it’s still simple, but adorable! Look at these Heat N Bond Holiday Gift Bags I made! This no-sew project is perfect for people like me! You know… people who don’t sew, but people who still want to use fabric with their new Cricut Maker.
Heat N Bond Holiday Gift Bags
I actually bought the supplies last year to create some holiday appliques and never got around to it. I had never used heat n’ bond before, but after reading the instructions in the store, it didn’t seem so hard.
If you watched my Instagram Stories, then you’ll know that I had a little bit of a craft fail… but I admit it’s because I didn’t read the directions as carefully as I should have. Who has time for that, right? I also shared how easily the Cricut Maker cut fabric. I saved a couple of the videos from my story. Watch them below.
Luckily it was a very easy learning curve and I was back in business. These heat n bond holiday gift bags are very similar to the iron-on cotton gift bags I created last year. I love these little muslin cotton bags and love using them, especially during the holidays for easy gift wrapping ideas. They’re kind of like the Chinese Takeout Boxes I use all the time. So handy.
How to Make Heat N Bond Holiday Gift Bags
- Fabric – I used a red pillow ticking fabric. I love all things made with ticking! I found mine at my local JoAnn’s.
- Heat N’ Bond – you probably don’t need the ultrahold, but it’s just what I bought.
- Muslin Cotton Draw String Bags – These come in a few sizes.
- Fabric Scissors
- Craft Scissors – you don’t want to cut the heat’n bond with your fabric scissors.
- Iron or EasyPress by Cricut
- Cricut Maker or Tree Shaped Template
- I used my Cricut Maker to cut the fabric trees. I found the template in the Cricut Design Space. The new rotary blade makes cutting fabric a dream. So if you’re a quilter, this machine is a must-have! Well… I think all crafters should have one too!
- After you’ve cut your shape, you’ll want to cut the heat n bond in the same shape, but a little smaller. Lay the tree face down and apply the bumpy side of the paper on top of the tree.
- Apply your hot iron or EasyPress Heat Press for just a couple of seconds.
- Now carefully peel the paper away and you’ll see that the back of your design is shiny and sort of feels like oilcloth.
- Place the tree on whatever you’re wanting to apply it to, shiny side down. Since I was applying mine to a muslin cotton bag, I placed a piece of paper inside the bag so it wouldn’t possibly also stick to the other side, making the bag unusable.
- Press again with your medium hot iron or EasyPress Heat Press and your design will magically be permanently attached!