Zippered pouches are kind of the best. I use them all the time when I am traveling. I store jewelry in one, and makeup in another. You can customize these inexpensive and useful bags with iron-on vinyl. I used some gorgeous purple HTV to make a foil flower zipper pouch to store craft supplies or beauty items.
FOIL FLOWER ZIPPER POUCH
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A FOIL FLOWER POUCH
While you can feel free to sew your own zippered pouch, I found a cute felt pouch that was just right for this project. Just remember to adjust the settings on your EasyPress (or iron) to match the material to which you will be adding the vinyl. Use Cricut’s interactive Heat Guide for more information.
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USING FOIL IRON-ON
Watch this short video to see how to add foil iron-on to your next project. Be sure to check out my YouTube channel for more fun and creative videos just like this!
These are a few tips, tricks, and reminders so that you get the best possible results when working with foil iron-on vinyl:
- Place the iron-on shiny side down on your cutting mat. This way the machine will cut the foil and not the backing. The backing will serve as a kind of transfer tape after you have weeded the cut design.
- Remember to mirror your image! If I would have forgotten to mirror the cut file I used for this design, it would not have ruined the project. However, if your design includes any words, you MUST remember to mirror the design before cutting.
- Be sure to choose Foil Iron-on in the Cricut Design Space software. This will ensure your machine is using the perfect settings for this material.
- Weed carefully. Cricut’s foil iron-on is fairly easy to weed, but like all HTV, it can stretch if you pull on it too hard or too quickly.
- Always use an iron or EasyPress on the fabric BEFORE adding the vinyl. Not only does this preheat the fabric, but it also removes any wrinkles in the fabric.
- Choose smooth fabrics. The shiny foil iron-on will magnify the texture of the fabric. I placed my vinyl on felt, and you can see it made the foil look a bit textured as well. If you want perfectly smooth and shiny foil designs, you need to pick a very smooth fabric.
- Remove the carrier sheet (plastic backing) carefully. Foil iron-on is a cool peel material, so be sure to let your project fully cool down before removing the carrier sheet. Pull it back slowly and carefully to avoid disturbing the vinyl.
FREE FLOWER SVG FILE
I have been wanting to use this design for quite a while now. I thought the large flower shapes would look beautiful with foil iron-on, and I am so happy with how it turned out. Would you like this free cut file for yourself? Sign up for my SVG Club using the form below.
CRICUT SUMMER OF FLOWERS
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