Friday, 29 June 2018

Queen Bee Bags with Glitter and Smooth Heat Transfer

Hello,  Janet here with another gift idea - the Silhouette is great for making quick and unique presents for friends. Today's post shows a couple of ways of using gold heat transfer materials. One project uses the Silhouette Glitter Heat Transfer alone, and the other combines the glitter with the Silhouette Smooth Heat Transfer.

Materials Used
Silhouette Glitter Heat Transfer Material
Silhouette Smooth Heat Transfer Material
Hook Tool
Pressing Pillow or Tea Towel
Iron or Heat Press
Silhouette Cameo, Portrait or Curio
Blank Cotton Bags

Zip Top Bag

I started off decorating a fabric pouch using a Honey Bee design by Nic Squirrell together with one of the new premium fonts, Salanino by Travelling Fox, both from the Silhouette Design Store.

For this project I cut all the pieces from the glitter material, adding a little crown on top of one of the 'e's in the word 'Queen'. I also wrapped some of the scrap pieces left over from weeding (with no backing on them) around the pull tab.  I then wrapped that tightly with the a piece of used backing sheet and pressed it on both sides. This made the tab glittery too, and I think it makes a nice finishing touch.

Tote Bag

When it came to the tote bag I made the design a little bigger and added the Bee Trail design by Rivka Wilkins to balance the design in the larger space.  For this project I cut the bee and crown in glitter, and the words and trail in smooth gold transfer material.  I pressed all the elements in one press, so the two types of heat transfer were pressed for the same length of time and at the same temperature. They adhered perfectly and I think the two textures compliment each other well.

I'm sure my friend will be very pleased with these (they match her personality - but don't tell her I told you so)!

Bye for now,

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  1. Fabulous gift idea, love the "Queen Bee" theme on the richly coloured fabric. Enjoy your holiday.


    1. Thank you Sylvia. The bee is a lovely design to use - cuts beautifully and easy to