Squeezing in one more Silhouette project before Christmas! Last week I shared three Dungeons & Dragons projects I made for my kidlets. True to form, in the last minutes of available time before holiday guests arrive, I had the idea to create dice bags for a few more gamers in my life. I happened to have a set of little cotton drawstring bags that I’d bought on spec a couple of years ago, so I whipped up these designs and cut them out of regular and metallic (ooh, blingy!) heat transfer vinyl. If you can’t get bags before Christmas, they would also be great resized and applied to t-shirts.
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- 10″ x 12″ Drawstring bags
- Heat transfer vinyl – I used regular Siser Easyweed (Charcoal, Navy, & Black), a selection of Siser Easyweed Electric (red, copper, gold), and a dash of Siser Glitter in black.
- Weeding tool
- Parchment paper or Teflon sheet
- Iron & ironing board or Heat press
- Ruler or measuring tape or hem gauge
- Silhouette cutting machine (or other brand if you use the SVG file)
- Free files ↓ ↓ ↓
Free File Download
Silhouette .studio3 Gamer That’s What I Do file HERE
Silhouette Legacy V2 Gamer That’s What I Do file HERE
SVG Gamer That’s What I Do file HERE
Personal Use Only
Free File Download
Silhouette .studio3 Gamer Don’t Piss Off file HERE
Silhouette Legacy V2 Gamer Don’t Piss Off file HERE
SVG Gamer That’s Don’t Piss Off file HERE
Personal Use Only
The 20-sided die image (or d20 as the gamers call them) is a Creative Commons CC by 2.0 licensed image that I traced, added the 20 and then added an outside hexagon shape to get an outlined d20 in addition to the solid d20.
In case you’re wondering about the Game Master / Dungeon Master distinction, a “Dungeon Master” leads a Dungeons & Dragons game, and a “Game Master” leads a Cypher Systems game (similar to, but not the same as Dungeons & Dragons). If you’re not sure which game your gamers play, ask them.
Cutting and applying…
Re-size the design as required (select the design, then pull on a corner box), mirror (select the design, right-click, select ‘Flip Horizontally’ from the list), cut, and apply as I did for the Book Drunkard Book Bag. If you’re new to HTV or need a refresher, check out How I Work with HTV for detailed HTV info.
I did a mix of regular and electric HTV on each bag. Can I just say how much I loveloveLOVE electric HTV. It’s easy to work with, and looks fabulously metallic once applied. Just a little touch in a design adds depth, variety, interest, and a blingy focal point.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of the bags I made…they were wrapped with bows and under the tree or in the mail before they’d cooled. LOL. But here’s what I did and I loved how each of them turned out:
Copper electric HTV – ROLL DICE, KNOW THINGS
Black Easyweed HTV – THAT’S WHAT I DO…, I
Black glitter HTV – 20-sided die
Red electric HTV – PISS OFF
Charcoal Easyweed HTV – everything else.
Gold electric HTV – 20-sided die
Navy Blue Easyweed – everything else
(I did a second one using copper electric & charcoal…it looked great, too)
The great thing about layering HTV is that you can adjust the placement until it’s right…unlike adhesive vinyl where you get one shot. I laid out each design on a bag, did my measuring edge to edge so the designs were centered. I pressed the main design piece first, then fit the other pieces in, but if you want to do it all at once, be sure to trim down the carrier sheet so it doesn’t overlap any of the design pieces.
Hope your gamers like their bags/shirts!
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