Monday, June 01, 2020

Create your own Magical Market bag to hold your books, journals, and pencils! 

In this arts and crafts tutorial, we will show you how to design your own unique magical tote bag using the Cricut, iron-on vinyl, and an iron. We will be offering kits containing a tote bag and an iron-on design for you to put together at home. 


  • 1 Canvas tote bag  

  • Iron-on vinyl 

  • Cricut design space  

  • Scissors  

  • Heat press or iron  


*We have provided a pre-made design, but if you are interested in creating your own in the future you can do so by following the instructions below and watching our instructional video on the Arlington Public Library Facebook page 


  1. Log in to if you do not already have a free account, go ahead and create one  

  1. Create your own design  

  1. Using iron-on vinyl mirror your design before you cut it 

Placing the Design on the Bag: 

  1. Peel the vinyl so that the design is left on the plastic 

  1. Cut the excess plastic and place the design on your tote bag 

  1. Place a piece of fabric or parchment paper over the plastic  

  1. Iron on the design, and you’ll have your own magical tote bag!