Hello Friend! And welcome to today’s topic which is gardening! I love love love gardening, but I still don’t have the times and seasons down for Arizona yet! LOL It’s a bit different here. So I thought I would make a fun gardening SVG cut file so that we can make some AMAZING eye popping DIY gardening projects.
This gardening SVG can make so many DIY Projects such as a canvas totes, pillows for your couch, or an indoor/outdoor sign for your wall or beautiful garden area. You can use it as is or make adjustments for your liking.
I am also offering an upgrade to this SVG. I have made 2 different versions that are in my Etsy Shop! You get 2 SVGs and 2 PNGs.
There are two versions of this design below and 3 different project ideas. If you would like these two designs, please head on over to my Etsy Store! I work long and hard to make all these SVGs for you, so I truly hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
I am so thrilled to teach you how to make this DIY Gardening canvas tote bag! This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission, at no additional cost to you! Read my full disclosure here.
First things First! Let’s get you this FREE SVG cut file shall we?
Once you confirm your subscription it should automatically open in a new window:)
Click on the picture below to Grab your FREE Gardening SVG
And if you want all the bells and whistles you can head to my Etsy shop and purchase the Other two SVGs! I would appreciate your support!
Just a quick Note- Make sure you remember where you are saving this SVG Cut file to so you can locate it when we upload the SVG into Cricut Design Space.
Materials needed for this Gardening Project
- Pull Weeds, Plant Seeds, and Grow a Happy Life Gardening SVG Cut file
- Design Space or similar Program
- Cutting machine
- Cutting mat either Light Grip (Blue) or Standard Grip (Green mat)
- Fine Point Blade
- HTV (iron-On) of the colors of your choice
- Canvas Tote Bag
- Heat Press
- Weeding Tool
- Teflon/butcher/ parchment Paper
- Positive Mood:)
Uploading our Gardening SVG into Cricut Design Space
Now we are going to open up cricut design space, start a blank canvas, and go to the upload icon on the left panel of design space. Click on the upload image and locate that file you just saved.
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Now hit that Browse Icon and locate the file you just saved. Pull Weeds, Plant Seeds, and GROW a Happy Life SVG.
Select the image and import it into Cricut Design Space. You can name and tag it here. Then hit the upload icon in the bottom right hand corner.
Next let’s click on the recently uploaded SVG and go to the bottom right hand button that says insert images and click on that.
We now have this amazing Gardening SVG on a new blank canvas in Design Space.
Resizing the SVG to fit on our Canvas Tote bag
Now it’s time to resize the SVG file to fit our tote bag. Your size may be different from my size depending on what size canvas tote bag you are using.
There are two ways you can do this.
First way to resize
You can select the image and drag it out with the two arrows pointing in the opposite directions (bottom right hand corner).
Second way to resize
The second way is to head on up to the top panel and put the exact size into the size icon.
Adjust the size of yours as needed depending on the size of the tote bag you are making. Design Space also has templates for you to use if you are really unsure.
If you need help with templates, you can check out my Everything you need to know about Templates article🙂 Templates are also a good way to see what your design is going to look like when it is all done.
Laying out the SVG how we want it on our tote bag
The Video below will walk you through the steps I took to make it cut exactly as you see the SVG cut file.
If you are using my free SVG all you need to do is resize it to the size of your tote bag, add little things to it if you want, and you are ready to go. The final size is 10.839 (W) x 11.358 (H)
Etsy shop SVG
Now if you got the SVGs from my Etsy Shop, we have to size it and make it a bit longer for a tote bag. I made sure it was selected, unlocked it, and sized it to 10.178 (W) x 11.235 (H). That’s the final size!
I tend to make all my SVG cut files editable so you can take away or add the things you like. So there are a few more steps I would like to take here to teach you, as well as make a stellar tote bag. The video below will explain the next steps.
I originally made a gardening sign with the SVG, but thought a tote bag would just be too cute to go shopping with.
WOOHOO! We are now ready to hit that aqua MAKE IT icon in the top right hand corner.
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All we have to do here is make sure you toggle the mirror icon on and we will be ready to cut this beauty!
The toggle you can see in this picture, which is right under the mat. When it is toggled on it will be green. Now lets hit that continue button located in the bottom right corner. We are now on the machine and material screen.
So here we should have six mats. We just need to toggle that mirror icon ON for each and every mat.
Once that’s done, lets hit that continue button located in the bottom right hand corner. We are now on the machine and material screen.
Machine and Material Screen
Free SVG & Etsy SVG
Select the machine you are working with. I will be working with my cricut maker, but you may be working with a different machine. Select the machine you are working with.
And once the machine is selected lets go ahead and select our material which is HTV (iron-On), in Design Space it is Everyday Iron-on.
Again you will be prompted to make sure your mats are mirrored before we start cutting.
Design Space will prompt you that the fine point blade needs to be in clamp B and we are now ready to get our mats ready to cut.
Getting our cutting Mat(s) Ready
So now let us grab our Blue or Green Cutting mat and the iron on we are working with and place the 12 x 12 piece of Iron-on (color is up to you) on our cutting mat Shiny Side DOWN! This is EXTREMELY important. If you place it the other way it will then cut through the transfer film.
If there are bubbles in your material, feel free to take that handy scraper and get them out.
Want to learn more about the cricut cutting mats? Check out my article- Cricut Cutting Mats- All you need to know about cricut cutting mats.
For this SVG we have six different cutting mats so Let’s grab our 6 pieces of Iron-on and the colors we want to use and order them like the order of your mats. Now let’s grab our green or blue cutting mat and put the first sheet down on our cutting mat which is the black Iron on, SHINY SIDE DOWN!
Again If there are bubbles in your material, feel free to take that handy scraper and get them out.
Cutting our Mats
Our cutting mat is ready to go so let’s make sure the fine point blade is the blade installed in your cutting machine. Now we are going to load our mat by pressing the blinking arrow on your cricut machine.
Once it loads the mat, go ahead and hit the cricut button to start the cutting process. Watch your awesome little machine go to town:)
You will get prompted when your cut is complete, then all you have to do is unload the mat and peel the Iron on material off.
For the FREE SVG you are now done cutting, but if you are working with the Etsy SVG you will have 5 more mats to go. Just repeat the same steps with the other 5 pieces of iron on.
Weeding our SVG
Alright so we are now ready to weed. We are going to weed all of the pieces we do not need. And leave the pieces we do need.
Note: If you used a whole sheet for the cut but didn’t use the whole sheet, trim the excess material off before you begin weeding so you can save the extra material for another project.
Take your time here and enjoy the process. I think weeding is so relaxing! It may just be me, but it relaxes me and lets my mind flow.
Transferring the Iron-on (HTV) to your Canvas Tote Bag
OH we are just so close:)
After the cutting and weeding is complete, we are now ready to transfer our iron-on to our canvas tote bag. WOOHOO!
So let’s walk to our heat press and set it to the temperature , which is 330 F for iron-on.
Not unsure? I did link the cricut heat guide below.
If you are using a different material or are just unsure, here is Cricut’s AWESOME guide to help you figure it out.
The first thing I always do is take a lint roller and roll over the part of the bag that will be getting the design. Make sure you get all those tiny little particles out of the way.
Once your heat press is heated, let’s go ahead and place your tote bag down so we can press it for 10-15 seconds or as needed to get the wrinkles out. We are going to press the area in which we are laying your design on.
Lay your design out on your tote bag where you want it to be. (liner side on top)
Free SVG- all you need to do is center it, cover it , and heat press it for 30-45 seconds. Now you can head down to step 4.
Etsy SVG- The first thing we are going to do is center our words. Once the words are centered, go ahead and lay your person down, underneath the film for the words, then the seeds and finally the grass.
Make sure NOTHING (film) is in the way of any of your iron-on pieces. I tend to cut the film on every piece so I can make sure that no film is getting in the way of my iron-on. Yes, the films maybe touching or close but make sure your iron on is clear on the canvas tote bag!
Then we can place the gloves and also our flower stem.
Lets cover your design with some parchment or butcher paper and gently press the design on your tote bag for 30-45 seconds.
Depending on what kind of heat press you are working with this could vary. Once you are done pressing check and see if the SVG is attached to the tote bag.
WOOHOOO It’s on your canvas tote bag.
Now lets raise the film for the words and take the film off the stem. Now we are going to place the flower at the top end of the stem. Heat press for about 10-15 seconds.
Now lets raise the film carefully off the flower and put the round center for the flower right in the middle. Make sure all your design is covered with the film and again heat press for another 5-10 seconds.
I always wait a few seconds before I start peeling off. Let it cool so you don’t burn yourself, maybe 20 seconds, then remove the lining from your design.
Congrats!!!! You just made this awesome Gardening Tote Bag with your Cricut using iron on🥳
I hope you found this Tutorial extremely helpful! Now I want to see your designs! Make sure you leave a comment below with a picture of your creation!
I am so super excited to see what your creations look like!
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