Something I really love about fabric is that there are so many beautiful designs that come in sets that match so beautifully together. I’m not really a quilter but I want to be able to use the designs together some how in different ways. I decided a good way to do that would be to add some cut out letters on a bag with the different fabric! This tote bag DIY project is perfect for someone without a cutting machine or with a cutting machine, you can add the letters with fabric glue or you can sew them on. So many different ways to do it.
How to Cut out Fabric letters without a Cutting Machine:
1. Type up your words on a word document to the size you want on your bag. Grab some freezer paper and cut to 8.5×11 size. You can tape it to card stock SHINY side down to make it more secure going through the printer. Again, you want to print on the NON-SHINY side so make sure it is place into the printer properly.
2. After you printed out your letters on freezer paper iron the letters onto the fabric of your choice. If you want different letters to be different fabric, make sure you iron on those specific letters to the desired fabric.
3. Then after the freezer paper is ironed to the fabric, cut out the fabric. After you cut out the letters remove the freezer paper from the fabric letters.
Keep reading after cut fabric letters with cutting machine for final step.
How to Cut Fabric Letters With a Cutting Machine.
1. Using a thin fusible interface, iron on to pieces of the fabric. In your cutting machine program, design your image and size it accordingly. Then place your fabric/interface on your mat and cut according to your machine direction for cutting fabric.
FINAL STEP: Now that you have your letters cut out, using the fabric glue, attach letters to bag. Let it dry. You can stop here and be finished.
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Havalah is a creative blogger over at Sisters, What! and is DIYer who loves to try anything creative. But especially loves to sew, craft and paint. She seems to have millions of projects going on at one time, but enjoys every minute of it.