Swim Bag tutorial 3

Hello Thermoweb readers!  It’s Andy from A Bright Corner, with a tutorial for a fun and quick swim bag.  On these hot summer days, I’m finding that we need a small-ish bag to bring some basics with us to the pool.  I found this pre-made bag at my local JoAnn Fabrics, but I’ve also seen them at other big box craft supply shops.  It’s the perfect size for a towel, a tube of sunscreen and a good book!

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I’ll show you how to add some iCraft® Deco Foil™ to the pre-made bag to give it some personality! Here’s what you’ll need:


First, download and print the Splash Template.  Then, using a pencil, trace each letter and splash shape on to a sheet of Hot Melt Adhesive.  Cut out each shape right on the lines.

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Place the letters and splash shapes on to the bag.  Use a ruler to make sure the letters are even with the bottom of the bag (mine are 2″ up from the bottom of the bag.)



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Use an iron to press the shapes in place.


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Let them cool completely, then peel off the paper.

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Cut a sheet of Teal Deco Foil™ to cover the splash shapes and letters.  Following the instructions on the package, press foil on to the Hot Melt Adhesive.  You can see in the photos below that I used two smaller sheets of Deco Foil™ and applied them to just half of the shapes at a time.  I prefer to apply the foil in smaller sections like this, and if you do the same, just be sure to only iron over the sections that are covered with foil!

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Let the project cool completely, then peel off the Foil sheet.

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And your bag is done!  I love using iCraft® Deco Foils™ to add fun details to everyday things.


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Now off to the pool we go!


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7 Comments on Deco Foil Swim Bag Tutorial

  1. Kaholly
    July 23, 2015 at 5:49 am (8 years ago)

    Just like that! What a fun, fast, and easy project. You are too sweet for sharing!

  2. renee
    July 28, 2015 at 12:04 am (8 years ago)

    I did not know this existed!!! Hopefully it’s reasonably priced 😉 so I can get crafty with some pillows!

    • admin
      July 28, 2015 at 8:24 am (8 years ago)

      It is Renee! And this week we have a giveaway on the blog so be sure to enter to win!

  3. Ada
    July 28, 2015 at 6:13 pm (8 years ago)

    Can you wash the bag afterwards? Will the foil peel off?

    • admin
      July 28, 2015 at 6:35 pm (8 years ago)

      Ada with all Deco Foil items we recommend gentle wash..inside out then hang to dry for best results.

  4. Pat
    July 28, 2015 at 11:28 pm (8 years ago)

    Can I use a cricket to cut out the letters

    • admin
      July 29, 2015 at 8:38 am (8 years ago)

      Hi Pat…you can use a Cricut, Silhouette, Sizzix..you name it! Apply the Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive first to your Deco Foil and then die cut and then press to the fabric.