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« on: November 11, 2010 06:42:11 AM »

I'm as un-crafty as people get, but I'm hoping to dress up two plain LeSportsacs. One is black and the other is medium gray.

What can I use that won't add much weight to the bags and can be easily removed if I change my mind later? I'm thinking of tacking on some cotton lace. I want it to look a little more interesting than a plain black or grey bag, but I don't want to go overboard with them as they're bags that I will bring for work. Also thought of stamping some patterns in very subtle tints of grey, but I'm not sure if nylon can accept stamp inks. TIA.

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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2010 02:41:29 PM »

You'd need a special bonding agent to get anything to stick to nylon; totally not worth the effort, IMO! The lace or other decorator trim sounds like a good idea, and you basically only have to sew the top of the lace, which is about as easy as it gets if you want to tear it apart later. If you want stamping still, you could make patches with same-color fabric and just sew them on, either "hemmed" edges or fray them a bit for something more funky.

« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010 03:18:08 AM »

Thanks, Margaret! I think I'll indeed use lace, or cut out pieces of dark grey felt and sew them into place. Hopefully whatever I do won't look too tacky! :p
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