How To Customize a Canvas Bag
Purchase iron on decals from a crafts store. Some book stores will also carry these items. You can usually find iron on decals in arts and crafts sections of departme nike store uk nt stores, too.
Wash your canvas bag in the laundry and air dry. Your canvas bag should be sufficiently clean for iron on decals to attach properly without peeling off.
Position the iron on decal on the bag. Big decals usually go best at the center, but it’s up to you where to position the decals. Be creative. Make sure that the decal side is attached to the bag, with the transfer sheet facing away from the bag.
Turn the bag inside out and lay it on the ironing board, making sure the decal is still in position. At this point, you can already pre heat your iron to high setting.
Iron the inside of the bag, with the decal side inside, facing the iron.
Turn the bag right side out again and lay it on the ironing board, with the transfer sheet facing you.
Iron the front of the bag, firmly ironing over the decal. Be sure to iron the corners and edges properly. You can use the tip of the iron to ensure these will adequately adhere to the canvas surface.
Gently peel off the transfer sheet. The decal should now be firmly attached to the bag. Let the decal cool.
Be careful not to iron too much when working with decals, as too much heat will re nike store uk nder the adhesive ineffective.
You can also iron on letter decals. You will need to purchase letters separately. The instructions would be similar to the steps in ironing on a decal.
Arrange the letters on the surface of a big transfer sheet. Lay these out according to the name, word or sentence you want to form, with the letters and words in reverse. This should be a mirror image, because it will be in revers nike store uk e once ironed on to the bag.
Attach the decal letters onto the bag, with the letter side attached to the bag, and the transfer sheet facing you.
Iron these as you wou nike store uk ld a bigger decal (reverse side of the bag first, and then front). Let the iron stay on the decals for about 10 seconds.
After ironing each side, let the bag cool for a few minutes.
Aside from ironing on decals, you can also do it freeform with fabric paints. You can draw, paint or even use your fingers and hands to create an abstract design on your canvas bag.