Looking for a fun bag for the winter? Check out this DIY felt clutch featuring a fun girly quote.
I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but I am driven to organize every last thing in my house. I’ve been working through my holiday decor the last few weeks, but I took a break to focus on a smaller project for a couple of hours.
My large bucket-style purse was a mess of membership cards, gift cards, lip gloss, keys and paperwork. I love the bag, but the disorganization is driving me nuts. I HAD to coral the “crap.”
DIY Felt Clutch with Cut File
I updated a felt clutch I found in the dollar bins at Target with some gold foil and I am using it to hold all the little cards and lip glosses! If you can’t find the same clutch, don’t worry you can snag a plain canvas one online pretty easily.
To recreate this project you will need:
Felt Clutch or Zippered Pouch
She Designed a Life She Loved Cut File PNG or SVG
Gold Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)
Heat Press or Iron (I use this one.)
- Download the cut file in the format that works best for you (see supply list above).
- Upload the design to your design software and create the appropriately sized layout. I sized my designs about eight inches wide.
- Mirror the image so that the text appears backwards on the screen. Feed the heat transfer material into your machine with the glossy side down. Select HTV in the media menu and cut.
- Peel the negative space in the design off the plastic backing, leaving only the words and shapes on the clear plastic transfer sheet.
- Pre-heat the clutch you’re planning to transfer the design on for about five seconds and crease the center for reference.
- Position the design on the clutch face down so that you see it through the clear transfer sheet. Your text should be facing the right direction at this point.
- Place a thin cloth or parchment paper over the design and place a heat on top PRESSING FIRMLY into the design for 45-60 seconds OR if you have this amazing little portable heat press 15-20 seconds!
- Remove the iron and cloth. Gently peel up the transfer sheet. If the HTV continues to stick to the transfer sheet, replace the cloth and iron again making sure to apply pressure.
Note: Follow the instructions on your HTV to determine if the transfer sheet should be pulled back when the vinyl is still hot or if you should wait until it’s cooled. When using foil, I wait until it’s cool.
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