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Monogrammed Beach Bag

Free Shape of the Week Beach Bag by Brittany Sazonoff for Silhouette America

Free Shape of the Week Beach Bag by Brittany Sazonoff for Silhouette America
Hi friends! Brittany here, sharing an easy heat transfer material project.

 

I don’t know about you, but with the way Chicago’s weather has been acting lately, I’ve got one thing on the brain– SUMMER! When I saw this Sailboat Monogram shape from Megan Hardy, I knew it was going to make a great little beach bag for one of my tiny friends and I’ve got to say, I wasn’t wrong.

 

What you’ll need:

Free Shape of the Week (It’s free, people—but this week only!)
Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait
Canvas Bag (from your local craft store)
Heat Transfer Material
Beach (take me there, now!)

 

STEP ONE: OPEN DESIGN IN SILHOUETTE STUDIO®

Download the free design of the week. This shape can be found on the homepage of the Silhouette Design Store.

Once your shape is downloaded, open it in Silhouette Studio®.

 

You’ll notice that once you download the shape, there are no monogram letters included. That’s okay! Search “monogram letters” in the Silhouette Design Store and choose whichever monogram letters you like best. I went with the Monogram Full Circle font. (Design ID #80334)

 

Free Shape of the Week Beach Bag by Brittany Sazonoff for Silhouette America

STEP TWO: SCALE YOUR DESIGN

Open the scale window and resize your design to fit the front of your bag. Now you can size your monogram letters to fit within the circle portion of the sailboat shape.
Free Shape of the Week Beach Bag by Brittany Sazonoff for Silhouette America

STEP THREE: MIRROR IMAGE

 

Important: When using heat transfer material, it is important to remember to mirror your whole shape.

This will assure your design doesn’t iron on backwards. To mirror your shape:

1. Select your entire shape(s) and group them. (Command + G)
2. In the replicate Window, select mirror right. This will create a mirrored copy of your design.

 

You can delete the original and Place the mirrored shape on your active cutting area.

 

Free Shape of the Week Beach Bag by Brittany Sazonoff for Silhouette America

STEP FOUR: SET CUT SETTINGS

 

In the cut settings window, with all shapes selected, choose “cut edge” to cut your design out as a whole.
Free Shape of the Week Beach Bag by Brittany Sazonoff for Silhouette America

STEP FIVE: SEND TO SILHOUETTE

 

With your heat transfer material fed plastic side down in your Silhouette CAMEO®, manually adjust your blade to the recommended setting of 2 and send your project to cut! Once your design is cut, use the hook tool to weed out the extra bits of heat transfer material until only your design remains.

 

Free Shape of the Week Beach Bag by Brittany Sazonoff for Silhouette America

 

STEP SEVEN: IRON

 

Iron-set your heat transfer material. With your material face down against your bag, iron the heat transfer material until it has adhered to your bag. Once it is set, peel back the plastic backing and voila!

 

Free Shape of the Week Beach Bag by Brittany Sazonoff for Silhouette America

 

Throw in the beach towel and and sand toys and hand this bag of fun off! Happy Crafting!

 

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Brittany Sazonoff

Hi friends, both old and new! My name is Brittany (of BSaz Creates) and I am so excited to be joining the Silhouette Creative Team for another year! Outside of the Creative Team, I am freelance designer and creative living out my life-long affair with crafts in Chicago, IL. I have used my Silhouette CAMEO for projects small and large. From invitations to storefront windows, Silhouette has expanded my capabilities as a one-woman design studio in so many ways. When I'm not working on a project (or even when I am) you can almost always find me eating ice cream and cuddling with my pint sized pup, Brody, who makes quite the appearance on my instagram. I can't wait to continue to share my projects with you all!

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®

Blade

CAMEO 12-inch cutting mat

hook

12-inch smooth heat transfer

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1 comment

  1. The bag and your little model are adorable! I love the pink. And I love how you listed “beach” in the things you need for this project. 😉

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