yesterday we had some fun decorating bags!
and the best part is… there was absolutely no sewing involved!!
(since i have no clue how to work my machine)
all you need is:
a premade bag. i’ve seen them at all craft stores.
heat transfer clean cut fabric interfacing
paints, brush and tape. (if you make the bottom bag)
• cut a piece of interfacing about an inch larger than your design.
• iron the piece of interfacing onto your fabric for about 2 seconds (with the rough side of the interfacing on the back of the fabric).
• trim your fabric down to the same size of your interfacing.
• remove the liner from the interfacing, place onto your cutting mat (make sure you select the “fabric” setting).
• cut out your shape(s) and iron onto the bag for about 8 seconds.
(for this bag, we cut out eight 3″ circles)
for this 2nd bag we added some color with paint!
we just taped off a section (yes we may have used precious washi tape since we were out of painters tape)
and painted the bottom section a shiny silver… then after that was dry, we taped off another section and added some pink! when that was dry, we ironed on our -g- we had cut out using the same instructions as above.
oh man… there are so many more ideas of how to decorate these bags swirling in my head now. good thing a girl can never have too many bags!
and if you missed it…
check out THIS post from this morning where we shared a great promotion
and are currently doing a giveaway for a brand spanking new Silhouette CAMEO bundle!!
Gorgeous!! I'll have to see how crafty I am and whether or not this would turn out well for me haha! 🙂
Megan B says
This looks great! I have been looking for a way to jazz up one of these bags, and you gave me the perfect idea. Thanks!
SO SO Excited! Cannot wait to make library bags for my kiddos! Thanks for posting!
I'm expecting baby girl #3, so I'd definitely make some cute things for her nursery!
I so want a Silhouette!! Those bags are perfect.
I want! I want! I want a Silhouette!! So many ideas to do with them 🙂
Wow!!! My crafting fantasies would come true if I won!! My sister in law is expecting a baby, so I would get busy creating things for the little bean!
Yes, sign me up to win the Silhouette! I would love to use it to design lighted glass blocks! We love all the seasons and holidays and I would use this to create some awesome designs! The possibilites are endless and I can't wait to start! Thanks!
I would love to win a Silhouette! I would first make a cute tote for my friend Rita to take to the farmer's market every week!!!
Emily Myers says
I would love this. I would so make one of these bags.
I have been trying to win one of these all summer! I think I would make a One Direction shirt for my daughter and a dinosaur shirt for my son!
Nerissa Strain says
I want one sooooooo badly! The first thing I'd make would be teacher gifts for the first day of school!
SueZee Alg says
I'm always creating little prizes for my grandkids at our Thanksgiving dinner. It is a tradition to play various board games and I award small prizes. I'll be making personalized bags for these prizes.
Your creation is so stylish, I would love to have one for my self. I would make the circle design tote.
I would LOVE to win the Silhouette CAMEO bundle!!! I absolutely love the bags you have made.
I would make a shirt or a bag like yours. The possibilities are endless 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!
Mary Ellen says
What cute bags!!! It is amazing all the things that you can do with the Silhouette machine!
I would LOVE to win a Silhouette cameo and make seasonal and holiday pillow cases with monograms for my little grandchildren.
I'd make an appliqued shirt for my daughters first day of first grade! Rhonda S. @ firstname.lastname@example.org
I would make some amazing things for my twins and my classroom!!
I would make personalized storage containers to help my kids get organized before they go back to school!