DIY Iron-On Zipper Pouches

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Are you looking for Cricut crafts to make? Make these cute personalized zipper pouches with this tutorial. DIY Iron-On Zipper Pouches. I love making gifts and things with the Cricut. Do you?

Turn a plain zippered pouch or canvas pouch into something giftable and cute to use or for Cricut Crafts to sell.

DIY Iron-On Zipper Pouches

Cricut Iron-On Project - DIY Zipper Pouches - how to personalize a zipper pouch with iron-on vinyl - Instructions and tutorial at DearCreatives.com

You can make pencil cases, make-up bags, canvas totes, and pouches for kids’ little things. Personalize the pouches for bridal showers take away gifts, baby shower take-away gifts, birthday gifts, holiday gifts such as Christmas, Valentine’s Day… Since the designs are easily customized this Cricut project can fit so many themes and occasions. See how easy it is to decorate the canvas pouches with iron-on.

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The steps are simple. You design or buy the SVG files, measure your pouch size, and create the design to fit (the size of the pouch). Mirror the image. Preview the design and if it looks correct begin the cutting process. See the steps below.

How-to personalize canvas pouches with iron-on materials and a Cricut Cutting Machine. Cricut Tutorial at ©2021 DearCreatives.com.

Project Notes

Design Space is free with sign-up. Additional files and fonts are available at a cost or membership. You can upload your own design files (or) upload purchased files.

Get the iron-on settings for the materials and tools you use here (Cricut Heat Guide).

Important! For iron-on materials MIRROR THE DESIGN. You will see the prompt, during the process of the cutting steps in the Design Space.

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Supplies for the tutorial for iron-on zipper pouches, pencil cases, make-up bags, canvas pouches... DearCreatives.com


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How to Iron-on Vinyl Onto a Zipper Pouch/Canvas Zipper Bag

How to iron-on vinyl onto zipper pouches (canvas zipper pouches). Cricut Craft instructions at DearCreatives.com
Steps for iron-on: 1. Cut vinyl with the Cricut and weed the cut. 2. Place the carrier sheet with cut vinyl onto the pouch. 3. Iron it on with the EasyPress 4. Unzip the bag and iron the backside of the iron-on from the inside of the bag. 5. Cool, peel off the carrier sheet, and repeat the process.

How to iron-on vinyl heat transfer vinyl onto canvas pouches


  1. Design your layout in Design Space.
  2. Save the design (and name it).
  3. Go To Cut The Design (previewing it first) If everything looks good. Select the prompts (iron-on vinyl) (cut more or use default setting) (Mirror the design) and Cut it. If not, cancel and adjust the design plan.
  4. Be sure to mirror the design, and select and follow the prompts for cutting the Cricut Sale.
  5. Place the shiny side of the iron-on material face down onto the mat. Insert the mat. Let the Cricut cut the vinyl.
  6. Remove the mat from the Cricut when the cutting process is done. Click finish on the computer.
  7. Carefully, remove the design from the mat. Weed the design.
  8. Look up the material of the pouch, and the tool you are using to iron it on. Use those settings from the Cricut Heat Guide. Turn on the EasyPress.
  9. Preheat the pouch. Place the iron-on onto the pouch. Use parchment paper over the design (It helps iron-on not wrinkle but, is optional.) and follow the heat guide instructions. Do this on the front and from the inside of the bag.
    Note: If you have designs on both sides of the canvas bag repeat the iron-on process for that side too!
  10. Let the material cool slightly and remove the carrier sheet.
    Note: Should the iron-on material come up a little? Repeat the process only where it is coming up and only for a short time. Ironing the HTV too long can make it wrinkle or melt.

Cricut Project Tips

Cricut Tutorial - Layout design in Design Space, attach and group, mirror the design...Full Tutorial for how to make customized iron-on zipper pouches at DearCreatives.com

Project Tips and Notes

NOTES– What to do if you are cutting more than one design? Or two or more designs at one time on a mat? – Be sure to attach and group items. This helps the layout fit onto the mat as designed. What if the design doesn’t look right before cutting it? If for some reason it doesn’t look right when previewing the cut *PRIOR TO CUTTING. Go back and adjust the design before cutting. Preview it again, then cut the design.

  1. Design files you might like to use for Valentine’s Day Gnome Valentine’s Day Bundle (SVG Files)
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  3. They even have freebies! Pop over to see the crafting designs.

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Cricut Craft Project - Canvas bags decorated with iron-on designs. DIY at ©2021 DearCreatives.com

How To Customize A Make-Up Bag with Cricut?

You can use these same instructions (above) to customize a make-up bag. Find a cute saying to design. OR use your own design. Or grab Makeup Bag SVG design files. Then follow the instructions for the Cricut project.

Tada! See all the different designs you can create to make DIY Iron-On Zipper Pouches

Cricut Craft - Iron-On Canvas Pouches. How to design and iron-on zipper pouches. DearCreatives.com

I hope you get to make this craft project! I think my grandkids will love these for keeping their little things or to use as pencil cases, and hair accessories bags… Be sure to tag me on social media @DearCreatives on Twitter and Instagram with your finished iron-on pouches. Happy Crafting!

What can you make with the Cricut?

This craft project can be a beginner Cricut craft project. After you have your machine set up and basic knowledge of your Cricut machine you can dive right into making things with the Cricut. Below are even more projects you can make with the Cricut.

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