I did my first heat transfer vinyl project last week- an easy heart onesie. Prior to that, I had been nervous about using heat transfer vinyl, but I have no idea why. Now that I have a few projects under my belt, I can confess that it is so simple. And for busy moms wanting to DIY on the fast and cheap, heat transfer vinyl needs to be in the craft room. I’m now scouring for materials to apply heat transfer vinyl. A DIY Name Bookbag Pull is the next item on the list. I made this for a friend’s sweet new little adopted girl. She recently “officially” got her new last name, so I made this in honor of that.
- Heat transfer vinyl
- Blank bookbag pull- I got mine from Pick Your Plum
Cut the last name with the heat transfer vinyl. Measure the bookbag pull so that the size letters that you cut fit on the pull.
I used my Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge. Be sure to “flip” the letters so that the heat transfer side is going to be against the material.
To make sure the letters lined up correctly, I applied one at a time. Place one letter on the pull and cover it with a piece of fabric. Press iron over it for 60 seconds. Continue this with the remaining letters. Once all the letters are applied, peel off the plastic over each letter.
Done! Simple enough, right?!?