These little pouches are so handy. Use them for small tools, as a pencil case, for toiletries, and so many other items. This Cricut Pouch for Dad is really easy to make and is such a great gift idea.
You can sometimes find these pouches at your local dollar store but if not, you can also order them online. We’ve included the free SVG file you need below.
Cricut Pouch for Dad
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- Cricut machine – any of the machines will work for this project, although you may be limited by the size available with a Cricut Joy (which you might be able to overcome this by cutting your design in more than one part)
- Cutting mat for your machine – StandardGrip
- FinePoint Blade
- Heat Transfer Vinyl – I use Siser EasyWeed – use your choice of colors
- Cricut Heat Press – I use the Mini
- Cricut EasyPress Mat – this isn’t essential but it does help ensure even heating for the best results
- Weeding tool
- Brayer and/or Squeegee/Scraper Tool
- Plain pouch
- Measuring tape
- #1 Dad SVG cut file
Working in Design Space
1 – Download the SVG cut file and upload it to Cricut Design Space. Add to your canvas.
2 – We chose to leave this design all the same color.
If you want your design all one color as well, select the whole design and choose Attach.
3 – If you want to change any of the colors of your design, first, you will need to Ungroup your design.
4 – Select the parts that you want for that color. Change the color.
5 – With that part still selected, choose Attach. Repeat as needed for any other color changes you want to do.
Whether you have changed the colors or not, continue with the following directions:
6 – Measure the available space on the pouch for your design. Select your entire design and size it accordingly.
Cutting Out Your Design
4 – Press Make It. Choose to cut on mat or if you have a Maker 3 or Explore 3, you can cut without the mat. I prefer to use the mat. Select the size mat you’re using. For this project, you don’t need anything bigger than a 12 x 12.
5 – Because we are working with HTV, we need to mirror the design. Press Continue and select your material.
PRO TIP – Iron on vinyl is the same thing as heat transfer vinyl.
6 – Place your vinyl on the cutting mat. Press it down (you might even want to use a brayer) so that it is well-adhered. Load your mat into the machine.
Pro Tip: Most HTV needs to be placed on the mat shiny side (carrier sheet side) down.
7 – Cut out your design.
Weeding and Placing Your Design
8 – Weed your design.
PRO TIP – Most HTV has built-in transfer tape so you don’t need to add any to it.
9 – Place the design on your shirt. Use the EasyPress to heat and adhere the design to the t-shirt.
PRO TIP – When you see bubbles, you’ll know that the design is adhering to the surface.
10 – Check the instructions on the brand of HTV you are using to see whether to do a warm or cool peel. Peel away the transfer tape. Your pouch is ready for use!