Monday, December 10, 2012

Festive Burlap Bag

I picked up this burlap bag at a garage sale earlier this year.

but it didn't look like this.  It had a logo on one side,

and was blank on the other.  I gave it a little makeover.

First I covered the logo with a strip of webbing.

Then, I added the little winter scene to the other side.

DISCLAIMER: This may not work with all printers. This may harm your printer if you try it. The possibility for a jam is extremely high.

That being said, I obviously didn't care about any of these facts, and did it anyway.  Luckily, it worked for me.

I used my fabric printing technique on burlap for the image. That's right, I ran a piece of burlap through my printer.  Sorry, I don't have a photo for every step, but here's what I did.  I went over the burlap with a lint brush about a hundred times to get rid of as many fibers as I could.  Then, I ironed it to flatten it out.  Next, I cut it to size, and attached it to a transparency sheet.  You know, the plastic stuff.   I used repositionable stencil adhesive to attach it.  After printing, I attached the piece to the bag with Stitch Witchery.


Done.  Simple, and a bit festive with greenery.

I have lots of other ideas to execute, and cleaning to do.  See ya soon.

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  1. I would love to try printing on fabric, but with my luck my printer would probably jam. LOL! Your bag came out great though. I love it filled with the branches.

  2. love what you transformed!!! :) chris

  3. I bought a brand new printer when I went wireless but I still have the old printer...full of ink I might add, hooked up and ready to go, so I think I'll give this a try. Who know's maybe I won't get rid of that printer just yet!!! Love this Rosemary it is just adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Holiday Hugs,

  4. Sweet bag. Not sure my finicky printer will accommodate burlap. It does a nice job on muslin, though.

  5. You are so clever! I would never in a million years think to run fabric through a printer. I am loving all your Xmas ideas. And your pretty living room. The crown on the tree is perfect as I come to think of it as your trademark!

  6. What a great image, Rosemary! I could see something stenciled on the webbing, too. I haven't done fabric in any of our printers. I'm too afraid something will happen and then I'll never hear the end of it!

  7. Oh my Rosemary...did you really put that through your printer! It turned out beautifully and I'm glad your printer survived!!!

  8. I can't believe the burlap went through the printer but yes it
    worked and looks beautiful. I had to fight with my printer just today. Used Parchment paper and it jammed but I got it out.. and did it again. Parchment will take the ink and then you just rub the design with a credit card and it go's on the fabric really well... but I might give your idea a try.. love it!
    Happy Holidays

  9. I am so afraid to try printing on fabric. This is just lovely.


  10. Rosemary you are brave.I was trying the technique with freezer paper.And my printer did not like it.Luckily all is well.What a pretty bag!

  11. You are a real trip!! I just don't have the nerve to try burlap through the printer. Good for you! It's a great bag.

  12. Your bravery paid off ~ it turned out great!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  13. Hi Rosemary, It's sweet. The chair it's sitting on looks great too. I love your projects.

  14. You are one brave girl to run burlap through a printer! I keep meaning to try this technique and I'd better give it a go so I don't look like a wimp.

  15. Hmmmmm, I have a brand new printer, so would be afraid to try it on that, but I haven't tossed the old one yet so I may keep it around Love the bag, Rosemary and it is so nice to catch up with you, again :)

  16. That is so cute! Love your disclaimer. I've done muslin through my printer before and never had an issue. Your strapping to hide the logo was genius.

  17. Wow, the thought of putting that through a printer scares me. You're good Miss Rosemary! You're my Idol. (LOL) It turned out so beautiful!

  18. Your burlap bag is gorgeous! I don't think it would work on my printer, but I do think it's a great idea, and you ended up with a fantastic result.

  19. I love the burlap transfer. Very creative (and gutsy).


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