Donnerstag, 7. November 2013

Easy DIY shopping bag with iron-ons

Hey folks,

Some time ago I bought these very cool iron-ons from Sukie without really knowing what I wanted to do with them. But two days ago I thought that I needed a new shopping bag and voilá, for this purpose the iron-ons just seemed right. :)

What you'll need:
  • linen or other thick fabric
  • tailor's chalk
  • scissors
  • needle and thread
  • sewing machine
  • iron-ons
  • iron
How it works:

Draw two rectangles (38 x 41cm) and two stripes (38 x 4cm) onto your fabric. Add 1 cm seam allowances to every side of the stripes and 1 cm to the two long and to one of the short sides of the rectangles. Add 4 to 5 cm seam allowance to the other short side. This is going to become the open side of your bag.

Put the right sides of the rectangles onto each other and sew them together on three sides. Trim the loose ends of your fabric with zigzag stitch.

Afterwards sew a double-fold hem at the open side of the bag (the same way as we already did here).

For the handles of the bag take one of your fabric stripes, fold it in half and sew the halves together along the long side and along one of the short sides. Then turn the stripe inside out and close the other short side by hand. Do the same with the other stripe.

Sew the handles onto your bag.

Now the shopping bag is finished, you just have to turn it inside out. To adjust the iron-ons cut them out and put them upside down onto your bag. Lay your iron down on the center of your decal and apply light but even pressure. Move your iron over the transfer from the outer edges towards the center of the transfer for about 3 to 4 minutes. Now you should be able to easily remove the decal backing away from the fabric (peel slowly!).

  Done! :)


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