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Old 10-02-2012, 04:31 AM   #1
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Default Anyone ever altered a canvas bag?

Back in the summer I bought a (quite large) messenger type canvas bag to "alter" if you will. That was in June. It is still in the bag LOL. We had an illness come up with one of my step -sons and that took a HUGE toll on our family..my creativity being a casualty.

Anyway..I *think* I am ready to delve intoaltering this bag..but I am not sure what to use on it. What is out there that is washable..b/c if I am going to create a mobile piece of art..ie;canvas bag..I want to show it off right? But I know it will get dirty going to and fro..so whatever I use needs to be washable..or it will need to be sealed??..so what do I seal it with? If you haven't guessed yet, I am clueless when it comes to fabric HA!

Any tips or ideas would be great!
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:15 AM   #2
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Hope your step-son is over the worst now.

If you want to stamp on the bag or stamp on other fabrics to stitch on it my go-to ink is Versacraft - iron it once it's dry and it's permanent and will do fine when you need to wash the bag. I've used it on a pocket stitched to a bag made from the leg of an old pair of jeans and it worked great (pic attached so you can see - Midnight Blue and Cherry Pink inks if I remember rightly).

If the bag is a reasonably coarse canvas texture, you might do best to stamp on finer-weave fabric and stitch the bits on rather than stamping on the bag itself since the texture will affect the quality of the impression you can get.

Other ideas would be ribbon or fabric flowers, images or text printed from the computer onto T-shirt transfer paper (check the instructions in the package for stuff like printing in mirror image and washing), zipper flowers and embellishments made from stamped shrink plastic (punch holes before shrinking so you can stitch them on).

HTH kick start some ideas - have fun with the project!
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:13 PM   #3
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Joanne..I was hoping you would answer my plea for help! LOL..I knew you would have some info!
Thanks so much..I will check ou versa craft..and look at th e rest of the things you suggested!
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