Have you seen all the Christmas Santa Sacks floating around Pinterest? They are just so stinking adorable! I’ve got two little cuties that I love making things for and just knew they needed one of their own.
So today I put together a Free Santa Sack SVG Cut File for you, just in time for Christmas!
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- XL Laundry Bags – I purchase my Santa Sacks from Amazon. They come in a package of two for about $11 and if you have Amazon Prime, you get free 2-day shipping! Dirt cheap, right? Now that’s my kind of deal!
- Heat Transfer Vinyl – I get all of my vinyl from My Vinyl Direct. For these sacks, I used black, dark green and red.
Hindsight: I should have used a different shade of green. The dark green is so dark, it looks similar to black from far away.
- Heat Press or Iron
- Teflon Sheets
- Download the Free Santa Sack SVG cut files from our FREE community library. Simply subscribe to our newsletter below and get instant access to it along with all of our other FREE resources. (This file is for personal use only. If you’d like to make products to sell using files from Footprints of Inspiration, check out our commercial licenses.)
***Important!!!!!- Because the file is so large and I wanted to keep it true to size, I did not save it to the mat. Therefore, the file may look “blank” when you download it.
Once you open it in Silhouette Studio or Design Space, zoom way out so you can see it.
Attention: Mac Users!!!! Don’t upload the file into the software, but rather drag and drop it into your software to open the file. I wish I could tell you why that makes a difference in opening this file, but I honestly have no clue.***
Cricut users, if you need help ungrouping items in Cricut Design Space, check out this post.
ADDING A NAME TO YOUR SANTA SACK
Silhouette users, you can follow the steps below to add text to your design. (Cricut users: skip to press your vinyl below.)
You may notice that my software looks a little different than yours. This is because I have the Business Edition of Silhouette Studio.
Although you don’t need Business Edition for this tutorial, I highly recommend it. (Even if you don’t have a business.)
It’s a one-time, minimal charge to upgrade and worth every single penny!
- Add the name to the work area in your favorite font.
- Highlight the text and open the replicate window from the right sidebar menu.
- Select the right or left mirror option.
- Move the original image off the mat and the mirrored image onto the mat
Cutting your Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Open the Santa Sack SVG Cut File in your program. (As I stated above, when you first open your file, the mat will be blank. I made the designs to fit the XL Laundry Bags that I recommend. Simply zoom out to see the entire Christmas file.)
- Group all like-colored images together on the mat and make your cut.
- In the send window, choose which material you will be using (probably smooth vinyl for this project.)
- Slow your cut speed to 4
- Increase to 2 passes. (You may not need a double cut, however, I find it far easier to weed. I highly recommend that perform a test cut first.)
- Hit send and cut out that fun design!
Prepare to press your heat transfer vinyl
- Weed your vinyl. Helpful Hint: Use wax paper to store your weeded designs until you’re ready to press them. This will keep them from sticking to everything on your work table.
- Take some time laying out your design to make sure you have everything where you want it. Helpful Hint: Fold the sack in half to find the center. (If you look closely in the picture below, you’ll see where I folded it.)
- Preheat heat press to 350°; 15 Seconds. (See below for instructions on using your household iron.
- Press all vinyl onto the sack. Don’t forget the Teflon sheet.
- Repress everything after removing the carrier sheets, always using your Teflon sheet.
If you are using an iron, preheat your iron to the hottest setting and turn off any steam settings. Press on a hard, sturdy surface – not your ironing board. You need to use a lot of pressure which will bend your board! (Ask me how I know this! #brokenironingboard.)
And there you have it! An adorable Christmas Santa Sack for your favorite kiddo!
Aren’t they just the cutest?
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! If you’d like to see some specific SVG designs from FOI, leave me a comment below and I’ll do my best to create them for you!
I’d love to see pictures of your Santa Sacks! Share them on your favorite social media platform using #footprintsofinspiration.
If you’re looking for more help with your Silhouette machine, I highly recommend Melissa Viscount’s Silhouette Books (from Silhouette School Blog). She has an array of e-books that walk you step-by-step through the process of creating your own masterpieces!
Until next time, my friend…
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