I think a gift that has a really personal touch is always better than a bought gift,
and even more than that
the gift is one of a kind.
I LOVE making these
they are a BLAST
Here is my most recent bag I made for my friend Jessica.
She was my class buddy, and she just recently graduated
I'm going to miss her dearly!
So, before we split our seperate ways I wanted to make her a bag!
So here is what you need:
A bag or tote [any size you want]
embellishments [buttons, lace]
iron on hot fix paper [can be found at any local craft store]
Hot glue gun
Not too many things, and once you buy them you will have plenty left over to make more bags
which is always PERFECT!
I start off by matching my fabric with everything else, [LACE, & more importantly PAINT PALETTE]
Next, I measure the area of the bad that I want the fabric to be on the bag.
If I were going to cover then entire back of the bag with fabric, I would measure from side to side and top to bottom and write down the measurements if you have a short memory with numbers [haha I tend to have a problem with that]
Next, roll out the iron on hot fix paper and draw out the measurement of the back of the bag, and cut out the size paper you need to fit the entire peice of the bag.
then, I turn the fabric with the back of it facing up, and measure the same size as the tote, and adding one inch to each measurement [this extra inch is for tunring the fabric under for nice clean edges]
Fold in the extra inch and iron making a hard line and straight edge.
Do this on all remaining sides so the fabric is the same saize as the back of the bag.
Now Iron on the hot fix paper to the back of the fabric, and let it cool.
When it is cool remove the film of paper from the hot fix paper, then iron the fabric onto the bag.
repeate this process anywhere else you want onto the bag.