Friday, June 3, 2011

Free Bag Transformation

Who doesn't have one of those free bags with some sort of logo gracing the front? With a few simple pieces of fabric, you can take a generic bag and transform it into something you will actually use!

How-To Transform a Free, Logo-ed Bag

What You'll Need:
  • A Bag
  • Scrap Fabric
  • Pellon
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Sewing Machine
  • Contrasting Thread
Let's Get Started!
Step One: Cut out your fabric pattern. I chose to do a leaf formation reminiscent of my toilet paper roll wall art.

Step Two: Attach leaves to Pellon. Be sure to cut your piece of Pellon as close to the size of the fabric as possible or your iron will suffer the consequences (and you'll have to clean up a sticky mess!)

Once the leaves are fused with the Pellon, they will be one piece. 

Step Three: Iron the leaves onto the bag.
Step Four: Sew around the edges of the leaves with a contrasting thread.



  1. But why would you want to cover a Wyoming Community College Logo? Wouldn't your dad be disappointed? j/k I love this bag. In fact, I may just do this project this weekend, I have a couple bags with logos that I could cutsie up.

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [04 Jun 03:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Speaking of the tp art...if you have time to answer my question I would appreciate it. How did you get your tp art to hang on the wall? I believe you said you used the 3M mounting squares correct? If so, how did you hide the 3M squares so you couldnt see them when they were hung? I tried cutting them smaller so they were not as noticable but it didnt hold to the wall then. Any tips would be appreciated. Thank you so much!

  4. @StephanieRuth- I did use 3M mounting squares. I cut mine really long and skinny, probably an inch to an inch and a half long and a little thicker than the edge of the toilet paper roll. I attached the mounting pieces to the toilet paper rolls first and then firmly pressed it onto my wall.

    You can see the mounting squares if you look really close, but it doesn't bother me. If you don't like the look of the pieces showing, you could use tiny nails and simply hang your TP structure instead of adhering it to the wall.

    Hope these suggestions help!!

  5. Thank you so much for taking the time to give me some tips on hanging the tp art. I tried nails but it was pulling the tp out of shape for some reason. I will try your method. Thanks again!


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