What is a Cricut EasyPress Tote
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For crafters who love working with Cricut iron-on vinyl, the Cricut EasyPress 2 is a perfect tool. The Cricut EasyPress 2 is designed to provide even heat distribution to your entire project. This means less vinyl waist because of inconsistent heating and pressure from using an everyday iron. I have the EasyPress 2 myself and am loving all the upgrades Cricut has done. If you are curious about the EasyPress or the Original EasyPress vs the EasyPress 2, you can check out this post. One of my favourite things my the EasyPress 2 is that it works like a heat press without taking up the space of a heat press. It helps to keep my small craft space nice and organized. And now Cricut is making it even easier to keep small craft spaces (like mine) organized. They have released a brand new EasyPress Tote made just for the Original EasyPress and EasyPress 2!
Cricut’s EasyPress Tote is a stylish bag that’s designed to keep your EasyPress, EasyPress Mat, EasyPress Base, and iron-on vinyl accessories together in one convenient tote. There are 3 sizes of EasyPress Totes. The EasyPress 2 comes in 3 different sizes, and there is a tote for each size. If you are looking at purchasing an EasyPress Tote, you will want to purchase the EasyPress Tote that was made for your machine size. Otherwise, your EasyPress 2 won’t fit because the tote is too small, or won’t be properly protected because the tote is too big. If you are looking for an EasyPress Tote for your EasyPress original, you will want to get the EastPress Tote in the largest size.
Features of the Easy Press Tote
Just like Cricut’s Machine Totes, each EasyPress Tote is made from quality materials with lots of storage. The EasyPress Tote is more than just beautiful. It is made with heat-resistant material. Even though the material is heat-resistant, you should not put your EasyPress in while it’s hot. You should wait for it to cool down a bit. There is also lots of padding and a velcro strap to keep your EasyPress an EasyPress Base safe and secure. Along with the main storage compartment, there are also 2 extra storage pockets. The front zipper pocket is perfect for iron-on vinyl and Cricut tools you may need. The back magnetic closure pockets of each bag are perfect for the EasyPress Mats. The large EasyPress Tote has an extra large pocket that you can make bigger by undoing the snaps and expanding the zipper.
Each EasyPress Tote comes with 2 handles. A smaller handle allows you to carry the EasyPress Tote using your hand. The larger adjustable strap is for carrying your EasyPress over your shoulders when you need to be handsfree. I’m really impressed with all the detail Cricut has put into carrying handles. The large EasyPress Totes shoulder strap comes with some extra velcro padding for added comfort. Each hand carrying handle comes with a gorgeous leather wrap around. It’s the same leather as their logo on the front of each bag.
How To Load the EasyPress into a Cricut EasyPress Tote
The EasyPress Tote is small and mighty (a little bit like me). If you look at it you might wonder how everything fits inside. Mat, base, EasyPress, accessories. It’s a lot to put into a little bag like this. Just like a good vinyl decal, it’s all about the layers. I made a quick video on how to pack everything in the EasyPress Tote. It’s really simple and takes no time at all.
First, load up your EasyPress Base into the bottom of the EasyPressTote. Then add your EasyPress on top with the cord wrapped around. Next, secure your EasyPress and base with the velcro straps. You can add your tools and extra iron-on vinyl (and other supplies) to the large zipper pocket. The back magnetic pocket is perfect for your EasyPress Mat.
Uses for the EasyPress Tote
Okay. So you know what an EasyPress Tote is, some of the awesome features, even how to load everything up. So you might be thinking; ‘This is all awesome, but why do I need one?’. There are really 2 main reasons why crafters who have any model of the EasyPress should invest in one of these totes. First, you’re like me and you need more organization in your life.
The EasyPress Tote keeps everything in one easy to find location. I have a small craft area. It’s literally a corner in my living room. To top it all off, I’m not always as organized as I should be. The EasyPress Tote is a really great way for me to keep everything in one place. No more storing my EasyPress 2 on a self, but all the accessories I need to use it in a separate part of my house (I really need a better craft space!) My EasyPress 2, base, mat, and everything else I need is all stored in one place. Also, another perk for me is that I can keep it up and out of the reach of little ones.
The second great use for the beautiful totes is to take crafting on the go. Bring your EasyPress in the EasyPress Tote to a baby shower to make the parents-to-be adorable little onsies. Or take it along to a bridal shower and make the bride-to-be some fun napkins to carry with her on her big day. What I like to do is bring my EasyPress Tote with me on mom’s night for a fun craft. *Spoiler Alert: Moms Night with your EasyPress and EasyPress Tote post coming soon*
What will you use the EasyPress Tote for? Let me know in the comments below!