Decorative Messenger Bag | Happy Crafters


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Decorative Messenger Bag

Hi! It's Ginger from I am so excited to back here at Happy Crafters to share another fun tutorial with you. Can you believe it is almost back to school time? We only have 3 more weeks until school starts. Eek! :) We have been making our list of what we need for back to school. It's long! ha! One of the must haves for back to school is a backpack or messenger bag. You've got to have something to carry all of those books & homework in. ;) So let me show you how I made this cute {back to school} messenger bag ~ made even cuter with some gold foil heat transfer vinyl. It was easy! So let’s get started! :)


All you'll need for this project is one sheet of gold foil heat transfer vinyl from Happy Crafters & a messenger bag. I bought this one for under $5 at the craft store.
First, you'll cut your image out with your Silhouette or other digital craft cutter. I love polka dots! So I went with that one. You could also personalize these with your child's initials, school mascot, & more. Get creative! Weed your vinyl. Place it vinyl side down on your bag. Place a pillowcase or piece of cloth over the top. Press with a hot iron for 20-30 seconds. Keep doing this until your whole design has been pressed.
Then I flipped my bag over & ironed the back doing the same thing. Press for 20-30 seconds before moving on to the next spot. Keep doing this until your whole design has been pressed. Slowly remove the clear backing paper. If your vinyl does not want to stick repeat the steps until it has adhered to your fabric. 
Now we are ready for back to school! Let's go! :)
How have you been getting ready for back to school?
I'd love to hear! Leave a comment below.
Don't forget to stop by my blog for more easy projects like this one! :)
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