Sunday, September 12, 2010

Personalized Back Packs

Our school district had a back-to school night sponsored by a company who donated back packs and school supplies to everyone who attended. There were about 5 colors to choose from, but my kids both picked out pink backpacks (of course!). I knew I 'd have to personalize them just because of that, but also I was thinking about all the other little girls who attended that also picked pink.

I immediately thought of making my own iron-ons based upon this craft a while back found on Joy's Hope.

So I took these plain pink (FREE!) back packs and let the girls pick out their fabric for their personalization.


I printed out their initials using the same font as I used on the word art (Pharmacy). I carefully cut it out and used the template to cut it out from fabric and iron it on to the Heat n' Bond.

Then I ironed them on to the back packs.


I just LOVED how they turned out!

However; the Heat n' Bond would not hold it tight enough to the canvas-like material of the backpacks. ARGH! They started peeling off almost right away. Easy fix, though! I just sewed them on with embroidery thread and it worked out great!

It was a nice project to work on the day before school. It kept my hands busy and it just felt right to be busy doing something special for the girls before school.

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