I love the fact that my kids are older so they can be in charge of their own stuff on our Disneyland trips and other vacations. My youngest prefers to carry a drawstring bag over a backpack, so we decided to make a special one for our most recent Disneyland trip. He’s a big Star Wars fan and Cricut has some cool Star Wars designs, so this Darth Vader image was an easy choice.
I love how quickly you can customize a project with the Cricut Air 2 or Cricut Maker machines. The Cricut machine is so user-friendly. It knows which items need to be cut in layers and it does all the thinking for you. You can customize what colors you want to use and it will tell you what color of iron on needs to be loaded into the machine.
I was able to make this Darth Vader drawstring bag in under 20 minutes. Here’s what you need to do to make one too.
- Drawstring bag (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)
- Black Iron-On
- Silver Iron-On
- Darth Vader Cricut Design (You can buy the images individually in Design Space, you don’t have to buy them all).
Add the Darth Vader image to Design Space and make it the size you want to fit your backpack. I often cut the image on cardstock first to make sure I have the correct size. This way I am not wasting iron-on material.
Simply follow the directions on your in Design Space and on your Cricut machine. Always make sure to “mirror image” when you are working with iron-ons, this will ensure your image comes out the correct direction once it is ironed on to your project. I have (and love) the Cricut Easy Press that I use for ironing on my designs. It’s so much easier to use than and iron because it has a digital read out so you know when it’s the correct temperature and the large square base makes it easier to iron the entire design. First you iron on the silver material and then lay the black on top and iron that on. It’s really that easy! It’s so much fun customizing gifts and items for you home. Here are a few other projects I’ve created with my Cricut.