Monday, March 10, 2014

DIY ~ Lip Print Pouch

Hi lovelies!  Today's DIY is a super fun one, it's actually a 2 in 1; I'll explain more on that in a minute.  But how cute are all the lip printed pieces we've seen lately?  This is a super fun way to customize your own lip print pouch with your own kisses and lip colors!  This technique can be applied to anything - why stop at a pouch when you can add some kisses to a bag, shirt, pretty much whatever you want!  {Click for the how-to!}

You'll need:
  • Iron-on printer paper
  • Color copier (I used my 3 in 1 printer)
  • Printer paper
  • Muslin cloth
  • Zipper (I used a 7")
  • Lipstick
  • Iron
  • Pinking shears (or regular scissors if you don't have any)
  • Needle and thread
  • Get out your lipsticks and a piece of printer paper.  Pucker up!  I used various shades of red, pink, and plum but use whatever you'd like!  Kiss all over the paper, making some prints lighter and some deeper hued for more depth.
  • Copy it onto your iron-on sheet using your printer (or Kinko's!)
  • Lay your transfer on top of your fabric and cut the fabric about an inch longer on all sides.  The pinking shears are great because the fabric won't fray like it does if you were to cut it with regular scissors.
  • Follow the directions on the packaging and iron your image onto the fabric.
  • Center the zipper on the top of the fabric (right sides together) and sew it on.  You can use a machine (which will be a lot quicker) but I really like hand sewing, and it really doesn't take too long at all.
  • Bring the other end of the fabric around and pin it into place on the zipper, and sew it.
  • Open the zipper halfway, and your pouch should be inside out.  Pin the sides and sew.
  • Open the zipper the rest of the way and turn your pouch right side out.  Use a pen (with the cap on!) to help poke the corners out all the way.

So easy, the whole project took maybe an hour or so including hand sewing!  Stuff it with your favorite pieces and use it as a clutch, makeup bag, or whatever your heart desires!

Now remember when I said this is a 2 in 1?  Well take your original piece of paper you kissed, put it in a pretty frame and hang it up for instant art!  Have you experimented with iron-on printer paper?  What did you make?


1 comment:

  1. This is really cool! I love it. Great technique for making really unique fabric.


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