I love that more and more groceries in Manila are embracing the No Plastic Bags policy. Now everyone is given brown paper bags for their purchases. But you can also opt to use your own reusable shopping bag, and I wanted to show you an easy way to make your own personalized one.
I was really inspired by the print of these Kate Spade Saturday bags and wanted to make my own stylized version of it.
|WHAT YOU NEED|
- plain canvas tote bag
- ink pads for fabric (I use Versacraft)
- eraser block
- X-acto knife/carving tools
- Light colored pencil
- Masking tape (optional)
|HOW TO DO IT|
- Draw your desired arrow shape on your eraser block using your colored pencil. Using a light color will give you a cleaner outline as compared to using the standard lead pencil.
- Cut off the rest of the eraser block and carve out the excess parts of your design. Be careful with cutting, don’t accidentally cut off part of your design too!
- Use masking tape to tape off any areas that you don’t want to stamp on (in this case, the bag’s hemline).
- Start stamping on your canvas bag. I recommend going from the lightest color to the darkest to avoid staining your stamp and mixing of colors.
- Stamp randomly but carefully until you’ve covered the entire area. You can repeat on the other side if you prefer.
- Iron your bag on a low setting to help the ink set and prevent it from getting ruined in the wash.
|WHAT YOU MAKE|
This took me less than an hour to do, and I’m really happy to have a new, colorful bag that I can use for casual walks or shopping trips. Try it out with polkadots, triangles or other shapes too!
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