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DIY Teacher Bags – Back to School Gift with Cricut

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These Teacher Tote Bags are a super cute and easy to make with your Cricut Machine! Whether you’re a teacher looking to make yourself a new tote bag or you’re wanting to make a tote for a teacher you love, I’ve got step by step instructions for making them using Cricut’s Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets! 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Two teacher tote bags designed with the Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets.

Teachers hold a special spot in my heart! I was raised by an educator and I’ve got 2 sisters that are educators! So, I thought it would be cute to put together some back to school gifts for them! These would also make SUPER cute Back to School Teacher Gifts. After you make them, just fill them with school supplies!

I decided to make these using Cricut’s Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets! The Infusible Ink Transfer sheets are AH-MAZING guys! Infusible Ink Sheets transfers actually permanently infuses the ink INTO your base material vs applying a layer of Iron On Vinyl on top of your base material. Its peel proof, flake proof, crack proof and wash proof. They even have Infusible Ink Pens that can transfer ink into your base materials — that means you can HAND DRAW designs and have them permanently stay on your shirt, tote and more!

I plan on having a full post answering all your questions, next week and I’ll come back and link it here!

A tote bag that says "Mind Shaping Ninja Warrior Queen (Teacher)," surrounded by school supplies.

A tote bag with a box of black Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets and the EasyPress 2!


Because I’ve already got the designs done, it honestly should take you less than 30 minutes to make these bags! And that includes time for you to get out your Cricut stuff!

Teacher Tote Bags

Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 2 Bags


  • Cricut Maker w/ Fine Point Blade
  • Cricut EasyPress 2


Craft Materials


  • Open up either the Warrior Queen or Teacher Mode Design Space File. At this time go ahead and resize the design to be the size you want.
    Teacher Tote Design Space file preview.
  • Once the file is sized the way you want it, hit 'Make It' in the top right hand corner. Verify that the file is laid out on the mat correct, hit Mirror and then hit 'continue' in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
    Mat Preview of the Tote Design in Design Space.
  • Choose your machine from the drop down menu and select your material to 'Infusible Ink.'
  • I've also found that weeding Infusible Ink is WAY easier when I adjust the pressure to MORE!
  • Put the Fine Point Blade in your Cricut Maker and load your Infusible Ink on the Standard Cutting Mat and load it into the machine.
    The Cricut Maker cutting Black Infusible Ink.
  • Once the machine is done cutting, then go ahead and weed the infusible ink (see additional tips below).
    Weeded Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets laying on a Tote Bag.
  • Heat your EasyPress or EasyPress 2 to Cricut's recommended heat setting. Always go to the EasyPress Heat Settings website to confirm the heat temperature recommended.
    Cricut EasyPress Heat Transfer Guide Screenshot.
  • At this time it's stating to heat your EasyPress 2 to 385 degrees Fahrenheit and apply heat to your design for 40 seconds. Make sure to place the contact paper that came in the Infusible Ink Sheets Box between the EasyPress and your design! It also states that on the Tote Bag to Warm Peel.
    EasyPress 2 applying Infusible Ink design to a tote bag.
  • After the 40 seconds, give it like 5-10 seconds and then go ahead and remove the transfer tape and viola! It's done!
    Infusible Ink transfer onto a tote bag that says 'Mind Shaping Ninja Warrior Queen."
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A teacher Tote Bag that states 'Mind Shaping Ninja Warrior Queen (Teacher)" on it, surrounded by school supplies!

Teacher Tote bag the says "Teacher Mode On," surrounded by school supplies.

What a fun way to gift school supplies, huh?!? Just fill the bag with all those Back to School Supplies that teachers love!

Teacher Bag filled with schools supplies like paper towels, sticky notes, highlighters, glue sticks, colored pencils and folders!

I hope you loved this tutorial and it’s helpful to you! These totes are some of my favorite I’ve ever created! The Infusible Ink is a serious game changer and creating high quality, professional looking projects at home and I can’t wait to create more with it!

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These Teacher Tote Bags are a super cute and easy to make with your Cricut Machine! Whether you're a teacher looking to make yourself a new tote bag or you're wanting to make a tote for a teacher you love, I've got step by step instructions for making them using Cricut's Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets! 

Pam Dana

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

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