Flower Scrap Fabric Bag Using Heat N Bond: A Tutorial

I don’t know if you know this……but I’m a little obsessed with Heat n Bond….I use it for sooo many different things, and I use it all the time! Well today I was thinking of what could I do for my post today, so I looked around on Pinterest and came across the ever-so-popular scrap paper flower canvas (that was actually one of the first few things I did from Pinterest) and decided to make a bag using the same technique. Well……WOW!, did it come out adorable!!! And it was SUCH a great way to use up that scrap fabric that I have. Remember my What To Do With All This Scrap Paper post??? Well, I’m just as bad with my scrap fabric. I can’t get myself to get rid of any of it!! I can’t tell you how glad I am that I do when I create things like this using it!!

I started with a bunch of different fabrics that looked cute together.

 

I also have some Heat N Bond scraps that I set aside (and I’m glad I do!), so I got those, and cut them into smaller pieces so I could easily iron them onto the fabric.

 

To make the petals, I simply cut out a little rectangle, folded it in half, cut at an angle to make half a petal, and when it’s unfolded I had a perfectly even petal. Using this method, I cut out three different sizes.

 

Then, I traced the petals onto the backs of the Heat N Bond that were ironed onto the fabric. For the center, I just traced a round tea light candle and cut it out.

 

Now, for the fun part, assembling the flower!! I purchased the canvas bag in a pack of 3 from Michaels for I believe $10, but of course used a coupon, so got them for a little over $5 :). I started with the smaller petals first. I placed them all down before ironing, so I could get an idea of the spacing.

 

Then, I went to the medium sized petals. If any of the petals go over the edge like this, you can either cut them, or fold them under and iron like I did.

 

I finished it up by adding the row of larger petals around, and filling any large gabs with the smaller petals. All together, I used 12 small petals, 8 medium petals, and 5 large petals. I am in LOVE with this bag!! It can’t get any cuter (or easier!)!!

 

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Until tomorrow!!

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17 responses to “Flower Scrap Fabric Bag Using Heat N Bond: A Tutorial

    • Thankssss! πŸ™‚ only thing I’d use the lite version of heat n bond, because the regular one is kinda stiff so they would uncomfortable pillows…I believe lite would work though πŸ™‚

  1. I just love everything you make and bake here… too bad I am having a hard time finding craft stores in India….. and when I do find they dont sell cheap….

    • Well thank you so much!! I’m sorry to hear that crafts are so expensive at the stores near you! Maybe you could try looking online? Not sure how much shipping would be, but maybe something to look into!

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  3. I just recently started following your blog and came across this! I am just starting out on the crafting/sewing front, so I am still accumulating scraps…lucky for me a facebook friend of mine just posted today that she has a 20lb bag of scraps she is GIVING away!!! YAY! So excited to make these for my mom and sisters!!!

    • Oh my! 20lb!! You are going to have so much fun with that! πŸ™‚ I’d love to see them if you do!!

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