This weekend’s project was a quick iron on vinyl bag design using our brother “Scan and Cut”. The local nursery has a homework sack scheme for their kids, and the current drawstring bags they are using are getting a bit tatty, so this was a great excuse to play with some iron on vinyl I recently picked up.

There is nothing clever with this project, but I am impressed with the heat transfer vinyl, which came form a brand called HTVRONT. The only issues I had were:

  1. Setting the Scan and Cut cut-depth too deep and cutting through the vinyl and it’s backing
  2. Not reading the instructions correctly and putting the film in the Scan and Cut upside-down
  3. Forgetting to mirror the design

Thankfully all the above were spotted on the first test cut and everything went smoothly after this. The scan and cut software Brother CanvasWorkspace is pretty simple, and designed for hobbyists, but supports SVG import which means I can use a very similar workflow that I use on my laser cutter. The globe used is licensed under creative commons and is from Wikipedia1.