Custom Canvas Bag
First Cut

Custom Canvas Bag

I used my Silhouette Portrait™, this bow shape and black smooth heat transfer to gussy up this little canvas bag. Heat transfer is such a quick and easy way to customize bags and apparel. You simply cut the shape…

Supplies Needed:

Use the hook tool to weed the shape…

Flip it over, heat transfer side down, onto your project…

Cover with a piece of material and press firmly with a hot iron for 30-45 seconds…

Finally, gently peel up the transfer sheet and you are done!



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  1. Clever and hope to win the Silhouette Portrait.

    Happy thoughts,

  2. Love the bag. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  3. One word…awesome!

  4. is this the same process for transfering onto shirts? i want to make 5 matching shirts and am scared to death to try it.

    1. Yes, it is the same process. I recommend trying a small shape on a scrap piece of fabric the first time. Then, you’ll be a pro and ready to make your tshirts! 🙂

  5. what an awesome idea
    and giveaway!

  6. Cute bag! Great giveaway!

  7. Great project and tutorial! Thank You!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  8. Ooh! I’d love to win.

  9. Gorgeous bow! Sure dresses up the bag. Awesome

  10. Awesome idea. So simple & cute!

  11. Love the bag, it looks so easy! Good luck all on the giveaway!

  12. Brilliant idea – love the big canvas bag 🙂

  13. These would sure make great gifts.

  14. Hi Yes that’s a cool transfer to do. I would like to try that one day.
    Tesco’s in the UK have these great canvas bags to buy for your shopping!!
    Thank you for giving folk the chance to win a portrait.
    I do not know if the UK folk are also allowed in the competition?
    It is normally only for the USA? But i spend quite a lot at your store. Maybe other UK ladies/men do also? So it would be nice to have a chance of winning!Thanks again awesome design idea!

  15. I can not tell you how bad I want to win this!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for the giveaway, and the canvas bag and bow is so gorgeous! I want to make it, so I’m crossing my fingers 🙂

  16. The transfer idea is so fun! So many possibilities!

  17. Love the bag! Thank you for a chance to win. I missed the first word on Monday. I was at the hospital all day with grandson’s surgery. Anyway, I will enter with three words instead of four. Maybe that won’t make much of a difference. If it does, let me know. Thanks again.

  18. Fun tutorial and awesome giveaway!

  19. Thank you for the opportunity!

  20. I cant wait to make this project and show it off to all my friends!!!! 😉
    😀 XD

  21. Wspaniałe urządzenie, szkoda, że w Polsce są problemy z kupnem i informacjami na jego temat 🙁 Bardzo chciałabym je mieć u siebie w domu.

  22. Love the bag and would love to win the Silhouette Portrait. Thanks.

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