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DIY Makeup Bag: Customize a Makeup Bag with Color Chimp Essentials HTV

Craftey + Kayla Makes DIY Makeup Bag with Color Chimp HTV Main

Hey Craftey friends, Kayla here and today I want to admit that I am 100% a crazy bag lady. I have really big bags, really small bags and every size in between. I have bags inside of bags! If I ever have to leave my house in a hurry I could easily pack everything near and dear to me into my vast array of bags and never look back.

So, it goes without saying that today, I'm making a bag. Now that I've dropped that bombshell on you, go grab yourself a blank canvas bag and some heat transfer vinyl and follow along.

Estimated Time To Complete: 15-20 mins

Here's what you'll need:

Step One: Upload Image

Start by uploading your design into Design Space and saving it as a cut image.

 Craftey + Kayla Makes DIY Makeup Bag with Color Chimp HTV In Design Space

Step Two: Set Up Design

Next, measure the length and width of the makeup bag. I always, always measure twice and cut once!

 Craftey + Kayla Makes DIY Makeup Bag with Color Chimp HTV Measure

Set the width and height of the image in Design Space.

 Craftey + Kayla Makes DIY Makeup Bag with Color Chimp HTV In Design Space 2

Click the make it button, turn on the mirror function and send the image to the machine to be cut.

 Craftey + Kayla Makes DIY Makeup Bag with Color Chimp HTV Make It

Step Three: Cutting

Place the heat transfer vinyl on the cutting mat with the shiny side facing down, load the machine and press the flashing start button.

 Craftey + Kayla Makes DIY Makeup Bag with Color Chimp HTV Cutting

Step Four: Weeding

Now that the image is finished cutting, use a weeding tool or something similarly sharp and pointy to remove the unwanted pieces of vinyl.

 Craftey + Kayla Makes DIY Makeup Bag with Color Chimp HTV Weeding

Step Five: Transfer Design

Center the decal on the bag and use a hot iron to apply medium pressure for 15 seconds. I use the cotton setting whenever I'm using my iron for heat transfer vinyl.

Since the design is slightly larger than the iron you'll have to move the iron around and press in sections.

 Craftey + Kayla Makes DIY Makeup Bag with Color Chimp HTV Iron

Craftey's Color Chimp heat transfer vinyl is a premium hot peel vinyl. This means you don’t have to wait for it to cool before removing the carrier sheet. If you're an impatient crafter like me, then this is great news!

Simply peel away the carrier sheet and you're finished!

 Craftey + Kayla Makes DIY Makeup Bag with Color Chimp HTV Peel Carrier Sheet

Now all you have to do is fill your cute new bag with all the pretty things! I'm using this one as a makeup bag but it would be great as a pencil bag or snack bag as well.

 Craftey + Kayla Makes DIY Makeup Bag with Color Chimp HTV Finished Bag

*Color Chimp heat transfer vinyl is machine washable on the cold setting with a mild detergent. Just be sure to turn the bag inside out before washing and tumble dry on a low setting.

For more project ideas and inspiration, be sure to check out the Craftey Community!


1 comment

  • Hi! where can we purchase the design? TIA!

    Deirdre LaBorde

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