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Dollar Store Cinch Sack with HTV tutorial + Free SVG

April 5, 2019 | by Jocie (email) |

Thank you so much for joining us again this month for another Dollar Store Design Squad, where we team up with a few of my bloggy friends to bring you Dollar Store inspiration. This month, I’ll be sharing my Dollar Store Cinch Sack with HTV tutorial PLUS a free SVG! My oldest daughter is really excited that she will be allowed to go to the pool by herself this summer and I thought she would really enjoy a hand lettered bag to carry her towel, sunglasses, sunblock, and snack! Plus, this mermaid tail tale is just perfection. Sure enough, she loves it and to say we’re ready for summer would be an understatement. 

How to Make Custom Cinch Sack with HTV

Make Time: 15 minutes

Cost: $2-3 

Difficulty Level: Easy

Materials Needed:

  • Dollar Store Cinch Sack
  • HTV (I used Sport Flex)
  • Craft Cutting Machine/Silhouette Cameo
  • Scrap cotton fabric (or white tshirt)
  • Iron

STEP ONE

Gather your materials for this super cute, custom Dollar Store Cinch Sack with HTV. A few notes about this. I got my cinch sack from the Dollar Store – I love the pattern and the price! The material however is thin, plastic-y and cheap. You get what you pay for, so not complaining. I was a little worried about using HTV on it but it worked fine, but be sure to follow my tutorial or you are very likely to have a melted cinch sack attached to your iron.

STEP TWO

Download this free “Pool Hair Don’t Care” SVG (look below to get it) and import into your Silhouette Studio. I sized mine to be about 8 inches wide. 

STEP THREE

I used Sport Flex HTV by Circuit due to the vinyl/plastic feel of the bag. Place the HTV on cutting mat, glossy side down. Before sending the design to cut, be sure to mirror the image! Test cut first to be sure the blade cuts through the HTV but not the plastic sheet attached. Then CUT!

I had to clean my office to have a workable space for my Silhouette Cameo, but it sure is pretty now that it’s clean! LOL

STEP FOUR

Weed the HTV to remove the vinyl around your design. I go slow and use a blade to cut apart any stubborn pieces. But honestly, this cut really nicely and was very easy to weed. 

Once weeded, center the design, glossy side up, on the cinch sack.

STEP FIVE

Okay, here’s where things get tricky. With normal fabrics, you can use a higher heat setting on your iron and have no trouble. No matter how impatient you are (like me), resist the urge!!! With a high heat setting and without some protection, the cinch sack will melt. I set my iron to 4 (on the 3 side, don’t go above 4) and used one of my husband’s old white undershirts in between in the HTV and iron.

Slowly move the iron over the design. Start with 20 – 30 seconds per section. Pull up slightly on the corners of the plastic sheet to see if it easily separates from the HTV. If it sticks AT ALL, replace the plastic on the bag and continue ironing.

Once the HTV completely comes apart from the plastic sheet, remove the sheet, replace the t-shirt back on the design and iron for another 15 – 25 seconds.

ENJOY!

FREE “Pool Hair Don’t Care” SVG

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6 Responses
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  3. Mary Sue Paulis says:

    What a cool, easy idea! Every kid will want one this summer!

  4. Chris says:

    thanks for the tutorial

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