so I sat down to whip these fast bags out….
and for the life of me could not find this canvas fabric..
and i spend the whole day Tuesday cleaning up and looking for it on my messy desk.
AND THEN this WED morning..I remembered that the last time i cleaned up i stuck it in a nice organized pile of stuff i was working on.
moral of the story: cleaning is bad. you can’t find anything.
and then i sat down to write the post…and my computer is turning off from overheating.
so if anyone from hp, dell, apple or toshiba are reading and would like to donate a new laptop to me…
I would take it.
no questions asked.
So i got my hands on some of expressions vinyl t-shirt vinyl…(i have to tell how much i love this stuff: i love this stuff…so much.)
It’s super fun and easy and a great way to personalize ANYTHING!!!!
this was how my son’s legos and army men were being stored:
please tell me your kids have stuff in ziploc bags too!
then the grandiose after…
the bag is just sew the top down…then put bag together right sides in…and sew around (yellow lines)
then snip corners and turn right side out!
then i added a bit of rope around the top (got this at walmart for about $2) and i melt the ends to prevent fraying…
now i have used the t-shirt vinyl for my daughters bag HERE (it’s flocked aka fuzzy)
and expressions vinyl has a great video tutorial HERE if you have an additional questions
but i basically took my tutorial from Monday
and designed what i wanted my vinyl to be…
and sent it through my cameo…
now the trick with t-shirt vinyl is that your image has to be reversed. it comes with the transfer tape already attached (shiny side) and you don’t want to cut it..so it goes face down on you mat and your images cut through top layer only)
then you weed (or peel) away the excess (it’s a little more time consuming than regular vinyl…it stretches when pulled so you can ruin your image if you don’t go slow!)
and lay it down (so the transfer tape is on top..it’s a little sticky which helps position it)
then i put my iron on it (one down from cotton) and i always put a towel over it top prevent me from messing it up…
then you just peel off the transparent top
and that’s it! super easy!
i also had to put an embarrassing nickname on the back of my husbands softball shirt….
(i know family Reunion season is coming up…how fun to have personalized shirts!)
alright..make sure you go HERE to enter to win some vinyl!!!!
Out on a limb says
This is brilliant! If you don't want to use clear Tupperware containers, then THIS is the way to go.
Heather H says
Great idea!! Hey my hubby is a computer guy and he says sometimes a quick fix for laptops overheating is to take a can of air and blow it out, especially where the fan is. Sometimes dust build up on it and it overheats faster. Anyway just a thought and maybe it will help! Good luck!!
Ha ha. I was totally storing my girls' small toys in those zip-top plastic bags until a week or two ago. I switched over to plastic shoe boxes. I love the drawstring bag idea and the personalization is so fun!
Kassi @ Truly Lovely says
Nice! I haven't tried the t shirt vinyl yet… it's on my never ending to do list. 🙂
Meredith Kaur says
Hi Kim! I love this post, I think the bags are sooooooo cool!! They came out great.
I was having a ton of problems with my laptop overheating and running so slow. I just went out to buy a lap desk, and ended up getting one with a fan in it. I've only had it about a week, but I LOVE IT! It keeps my computer so cool, and it is running a lot better. I was worried the fan might be loud, but you hardly can even tell it's on! The one I got plugs into your computer using USB and runs on the computer battery.
This is the one that I got at Best Buy, and I also saw that they sell them at Target. Don't know if you have anything like this already that you use, but if you don't you should think about it. I thought my computer was dying, but this has done wonders!!!
Kimbo West says
thank you meredith! i will have to go buy one!!!!
Awesome idea! I was wondering where you got the T Shirt vinyl?