Our custom service department specializes in creating custom bags for retail stores and special events. But if you are looking for just a few bags to use for a birthday party, shower or wedding we have a variety of plain reusable bags that you can purchase in smaller quantities and personalize yourself.
Two of the bags that I like to purchase for my own personal use and to give away as gifts are our large burlap and cotton tote bags.
The cotton tote bag is reusable and great to use as a shopping bag or book bag. They are inexpensive, come in a number of different colours and make a great favor bag for events. I like the natural ones the best because they are like blank canvases just waiting for me to embellish them!
I used a light colour iron on transfer on this sample. I created my own design on my computer and printed it onto the transfer paper using my ink jet printer. You use an ordinary iron to add the design to the bag and all of the instructions are on the packaging.
I created the glitter heart using an iron on glitter material made by Circut. We have a few rolls of the gold glitter iron on in our Toronto Store right now. The glitter iron on is very simple to use - simply cut it out with scissors and iron it onto your bag. I actually used a heart shaped paper punch to cut out my heart shape for this bag.
I have not had much success using iron on transfers on our burlap bags. The weave of the burlap is just too open for most iron on designs that I have tried. I really like this burlap tote because it is great for the beach (think destination wedding guest/favor bag) or using around town to carry books or a laptop. I did find that the iron on glitter material worked really well on the burlap bag. Here you can see that I cut out a large bird shape on my tote bag. I think that I these bags would be lovely decorated with large glitter hearts for a shower or wedding gift.
By the way, if you are looking for custom tote bags for a wedding and are not into diy projects - we do have a variety of tote bags with different designs that you can order and personalize online. Find them here!