How to: create an initial glitter purse

Ever remember those personalised gifts you used to find as a kid in shops, where you could spin the stand around, looking for your name on a headband or keyring?

We are reminiscing those times wanting to personalise handmade items or specially bought gifts with a name or initial to add the final touch. We thought, how cute it would be to personalise a purse to store receipts and loose change in.

In 5 easy steps you could add an initial in less than 15 minutes to your project and here's how:

You will need:

  • Iron
  • Greaseproof paper
  • A fabric purse

How to:

Step 1: Measure your purse to get an idea of what size you would like your letter to be. We chose 2.5 inches for our purse.

Step 2: Choose a font on your cutting machine programme (we are using Silhouette studio). Make sure the letter fits your chosen measurements and flip it horizontally ready to cut.

Alternatively you could hand cut your letter using a stencil to draw around onto the vinyl or use your own handmade template.

Step 3: Weed out your design to reveal your letter attached to the plastic carrier.

Step 4: Place your letter shiny side up onto the purse and add greaseproof paper on top. Press with an iron (on the 2 dot setting) for 10 seconds across the letter. Make sure you pay attention to all the edges too.

Step 5: Peel the plastic carrier away while warm and you have a personalised purse ready to gift or may be you might want to make one for yourself too!

Here's a close up of the glitter and we are obsessed with how sparkly it is! The black against this calico coloured fabric creates a great minimal look that would match with any bag or outfit. You could also go bright and choose some funky colour combinations and even try layering a shadow underneath using HappyFlex.

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