For months now i have been meaning to try applique using Heat n bond (or some people use freezer paper) and last night i finally got round to it!. I jumped in at the deep end and tried it out on a bag which is a present for a party Lili has been today - no pressure to get it right then!!. Have to say now i am addicted i can't believe how quick and easy it is and how cool it looks not to mention the fact i don't have to sew round each letter anymore to prevent fraying. Ok i'm sounding like a heat n bond advert so i'll shut up and just show you the bag..
The pink gingham fabric is actually some bargain curtains i bought from Argos in the sale. £3.99 and they will make approx 9 or 10 fully lined bags.
This bag took me about 45 minutes to make. I used my Cricut machine to cut the letters out (but you could easily cut them by hand) by ironing the heat n bond to the back of the fabric and then putting it through my cricut machine to cut. I have never tried this before so was a little nervous but the heat n bond makes the cotton fabric stiff enough to cut easily in the machine. I will be making another of these next week so i'll do a step by step tutorial.