Whether you need a last minute gift or want a new way to rock the plaid, this buffalo check clutch bag is a great project to up your style game!
Guess what?!? I finished finals, worked some crazy days back to back and can’t figure out what to do with myself. I guess that is part of not having a regular schedule and also trying to manage all the things – School, work, emotions of tiny humans… also attempting to craft/create occasionally. Up until finals any free time I had was spent studying. Now? I’m baking and trying to get through all the sewing projects that I have piled up.
I’m also attempting to get in full Christmas mode. It’s not exactly working but I’m trying. One of my favorite things to make for friends are these cute personalized clutches. I source the blanks from the Target Dollar Spot and use my Cricut Explore Air 2 to customize with fun sayings, or in this case… A BUFFALO! They work great to hold tablets, notebooks, wallets, random card games… yeah. All the things
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Buffalo Check Clutch Bag
Time: 20 Minutes
Suggested Listening: Scott Helman – Hang Ups
Buffalo Check clutch
(I got mine from target, but you can find similar ones on amazon and etsy)
White Heat Transfer Vinyl
Cricut Explore Air 2
Access to Design Space (this uses a free cut file)
Iron and Parchment paper (optional)
1. Get started! Measure your pouch to make sure you know how big you want your buffalo to be.
2. Load up design space and create a new project. Search images for “Buffalo” and its the first one to come up. I got the file free with a “weekend freebie” but if you don’t have it through that, its $1. Which is SUPER affordable right?!
3. Delete the background layer of the buffalo design and resize it to fit your bag. You can use the size section up top to get it perfect without messing with proportions.
4. Cut it out of heat transfer vinyl. Just make sure to mirror the image before cutting. Not that it necessarily matters but just in case.
5. Weed the design.
6. Iron it onto the bag. To do this, I placed the vinyl onto the bag (design side down) and placed the parchment paper over it. This acts as kind of a heat protector so you don’t have that hot iron on plastic. Iron based on instructions for your particular vinyl.
7. Style with some Hunter Boots and whatever else you like and face the winter like a boss.
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