I love when crafting and organizing comes together in one project. I have several purses and switch them often. Some have a lot of pockets and divided areas, some not so much. Purse Organizing Pouches to the rescue. I found these pouches in the dollar section at Target and few months ago, I’ve also seen something similar at Michael’s. They were the perfect solution to my sometimes messy bag problem.
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Working with heat transfer vinyl is a little different than working with regular vinyl. There is a shiny side that is clear plastic, that needs to be down (dull side up) if you are using a cutting machine. Also images and lettering need to be reversed to appear the right way once it’s adhered to the material.
Remove the pieces from the plastic that are not going to be adhered to the pouches. The design on the left is ready, the design on the right still needs to have the centers removed.
Here are the designs I chose for the pouches. Can you guess what is going to be in some of them?
Once you have weeded off the excess vinyl, you’re ready to apply the vinyl image to the pouch. Iron at a medium high setting for 10-20 seconds. The clear backing can be pulled off right away, you don’t need to let it cool first. I placed a piece of fabric inside the pouch so the front and back wouldn’t touch. There is a liner in the inside and I didn’t know how it would take the high heat. It did really well with the fabric in the center.
Top left holds my sun glasses, top right is for my business cards and reward cards, bottom left holds my snacks (I have celiacs and always have a snack with me in case there is no gluten-free food available), bottom right holds my make-up.
This is my favorite bag for Summer because it can hold just about everything but it’s also a bottomless pit. These pouches are already making my life so much easier.
Plus the glitter and burlap is pretty awesome!