Raising a 8 month old baby and 6-year-old twins leaves me with very little time to craft. And although I had very good intentions, I just was not able to get to my sewing machine for their birthday party. So for the twin’s party favor bags, I ordered muslin drawstring pouches
and decided to decorate them. Beyblades…cupcakes… sigh…
For the boys, I found an image of Gingka Hagane (if you have no idea who/what I’m talking about, be glad! be. very. grateful.) and printed the image out on iron-on transfer paper.
Then I cut the image out so that the outline was the only thing visible.
This part is very time consuming but you want to make sure you get close to the outline. Otherwise, when you iron your image, the surrounding white areas will show up on your pouch. Not pretty.
Iron the image on to your pouch and there you have your one of a kind party favor bag!
For the girls, I found a cute cupcake stamp and stamped the images all over the pouch.
Based on my research, the best ink pad to use on fabric is VersaCraft and I concur. There is absolutely no smudging, the image is very clear, and once it is set with heat, it’s permanent! (well, so they say…I haven’t washed my daughter’s pouch yet).
So here’s the question…did I really save time by personalizing these muslin ones vs. sewing up my own fabric drawstring pouches??? Hmmm…