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« on: September 03, 2010 06:57:38 AM »

I did a personal swap, with the always fabulous SpookyPooky, amongst other things I sent her, was this simple tote, she is getting married soon and so I thought that she could use a bag when she is running around doing wedding stuff. I took an image that she had created and given to her fiance as a card, printed it onto inkjet paper and appliqued it onto a tote

sorry the photo is not great, it totally doesnt do justice to her wonderful artwork.



the trick to making this technique work, is to print the image onto cream or white fabric, trim the fabric to size, turn under the raw edges and then sew to the bag. If you try and print onto dark fabric, you have to use (expensive) special dark inkjet paper, because if you use the regular stuff, you wont get clear colours...as I have learned to my cost!
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010 08:01:22 AM »

Very very cute. I'm sure she loved it! You can never have too many tote bags Smiley.

What kind of fabric did you use to print on?
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010 11:08:48 AM »

I just used bleached calico,
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010 07:50:15 AM »

Your work combined looks great! I like the picture and the bag very much!
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010 10:55:17 AM »

Very cute!  And meaningful!  Can it be washed with the inkjet applique? 
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2010 11:16:33 AM »

AshtonagoL yes it can, its regular t-shirt printing paper. Mind you that stuff does seem to ultimately have a finite life in the washing machine. But a bag wouldn't be washed as often as a t-shirt so it will hopefully last longer.
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2010 06:58:34 AM »

Cool!  Thanks!  I seem to be like a little kid when it comes to bags...always getting them dirty somehow. lol.
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2010 05:42:15 PM »

I LOVE this!! I plan on making Christmas gifts this year and this is an AWESOME idea.
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2010 08:41:56 PM »

Fantastic idea, this looks great!

Thank you on explaining how you printed it Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2010 03:03:09 AM »

1-I simply printed the image on to t-shirt transfer paper, using an inkjet printer. (following the instructions on the package)

2-I ironed the transfer onto light coloured fabric, white in this case. and

3- trimmed the fabric close to the image (leaving a half an inch to turn under to avoid frayed edges (you could fray the fabric and skip this step))

4-turned in the ends and appliqued it to the bag
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