There are a number of 'bags for life' being offered at super markets, but if you want to create a unique and personal design, our canvas bag can be painted with fabric paints.
How to Paint your own
The design was sketched out on a piece of paper before being copied onto the bag with an autofade pen. The ink from an autofade pen will fade automatically within 3-4 days and mistakes can be removed more quickly with a wetted cotton bud.
A Deka Twin Pen was used to draw over the autofade pen to create an outline
I chose three colours of Deka Permanent fabric paint to paint the flowers, Rosewood, Bordeaux and Dark Green. The colours are very opaque and quite thick. The coarse weave of the canvas fabric means they do not spread very easily. I found that using a stiffer brush helped with application.
The finished bag. The fabric paint is made permanent and washable by ironing on the reverse with a hot iron.
I also painted a cushion cover made from a finely woven cotton fabric similar in weave to Primissima cotton. The paints were easier to apply because of the fine weave.
Please visit 'Painted Flower Canvas Bag' for another design idea
by Allison Holland