How to Create a Custom Wine Tote in ScanNCut Canvas
With Halloween over, you can’t deny we’re headed into the holiday season. Don’t worry, I’m not singing Christmas carols…yet. Once I stuff my face with turkey and wash it down with a
bottle glass of wine, however, you might get a tune out of me. Whether you’ve already put up the tree or are clinging to your creepy Halloween decor, prepare your mailbox for a slew of holiday party invitations. A custom wine tote (with wine included, of course) makes a great host/hostess gift for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or really any dinner party!
The first thing you’ll need is a blank wine tote. They come in a variety of styles and materials, but I’ll be using a cotton canvas drawstring bag. Measure your tote and size your design to fit within the dimensions. My bag is 6″ wide and 12″ tall. Now that you know your size restriction you can begin to create a design.
I created this design in ScanNCut Canvas using the system fonts US Roman and Berlin. The vines can be found under the “Border” category. Finally, to create a a bunch of grapes, I chose two basic shapes, overlapped them, and then went to Edit>Process Overlap>Weld to transform them into one shape. I added a rounded rectangle for the stem, and then it was complete!
ScanNCut Canvas is cloud based, so you don’t have to directly connect your computer to the machine. To wirelessly transfer my design from Canvas to the cutter, I selected “Download”, but instead of choosing “Download to PC” click “ScanNCut Transfer.” You can then retrieve and cut the file on the ScanNCut 2.
Depending on what type of heat transfer vinyl you decide to use for your custom wine tote the cut settings will vary. This post explains how to achieve a good cut with the Brother ScanNCut 2. My cut settings for the EasyWeed Family are Blade: 2, Speed: 3, Cut Pressure: 2. I decided I wanted my bunch of grapes to really pop and have depth, so I used StripFlock. My cut settings for StripFlock are Blade: 3, Speed: 3, Cut Pressure: 4.
Remove the unnecessary vinyl with your Siser Weeder, when your materials have been cut.
Now you can move on to heat application! Siser HTV can be applied with a home iron or heat press. Today, I’ll be using a heat press, but if you’ll be using an iron check out this video for tips. I set the heat press to 320°F so I would have sufficient heat for the StripFlock. However, I applied StripFlock after the EasyWeed transfers because StripFlock is thicker and would keep the upper platen from sealing causing improper pressure. I pressed gold, tan, and texas orange EasyWeed for 1 second and peel the clear carriers while they were hot.
Now for the StripFlock layers. I pressed the purple layer for 5 seconds and peeled the carrier when it was cold. Then I added the green stem, pressed for 10 seconds to fully cure all the layers, and peeled the carrier cold. All of my presses were done with a heat transfer cover sheet on top to protect the heat press and the HTV.
Pair your custom wine tote with a bottle and you have a perfect host/hostess gift! I love crafting for the holidays! Use #SiserNA to show of your Siser HTV holiday crafts!