Friday, June 21, 2013

DIY Custom Canvas Bag


With the end of the school year quickly approaching, I thought I better get busy making some teacher appreciation gifts! The kids were very blessed to have amazing teachers once again this year. As a little thanks for all that they have done for my children, I always like to make something personal that will remind them of the kids. I hope they like them as much as I had fun making them!

This was my very first time creating something with the heat transfer material. I have to say I LOVE it! I want to create more with it! It was super easy!!!

Here is the front side of the bag, I'm not sure if I will ever get tired of seeing variations of this phrase... for now, I still love it! I think the teachers will too! Click here to see another project I made using the "Craft On" version.  



To the the other side of the bag, I added the teachers name. Mrs. Archer and Mrs. Attema are awesome!


When they open look on the inside, they will see the kids' names... hopefully when they see that, they will have only good memories of them... lol!


Next few pics are of my daughter's bag for her teacher.




Here is a better look of the front design on the bag! Love those little book worms ;)


Want to know how to make your own?

You will need...
Silhouette Machine and SDE software
Files (worm and apple) SVG Cuts 
Silhouette Heat Transfer Material
Canvas bag (Tulip - Grab & Tote)
Iron



  • First create the image you want to be cut on the Silhouette... here is how I did it...
    • For the image I created, I used Couture font. Wrote the out phrase and lined it up as pictured above.
    • Next, I worked with the apple and worm file to create a border around the images by grouping different layers together and using the offset and modify functions. 
    • Once I was satisfied with the images, I resized them and positioned them next to the phrase and made sure everything was lined up properly.
    • Group all your images together.

  • Now all that is left to do is follow the directions for the heat transfer material. Ensuring that you flip your image horizontally so that your image looks backwards and setting blade depth is set correctly for the transfer material. I would advise you do a test cut first to make sure your settings are all correct. Iron on as directed. 
That is it... it's that easy! Hope you've enjoyed this DIY tutorial and project, let me know what you think and if you have any questions.

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Happy Crafting :)
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