Iron-on-Ink Jute Book Bag with Sublimation Vinyl

Learn how to create an Iron-on-Ink Project on any blank using Sublimation Vinyl!

Did you know you can use Artesprix Iron-on-Ink markers on non-polyester blanks when you pair them with Sublimation Vinyl?

Hello all! I have a fun Iron-on-Ink project to share with you today. It's a Sublimation Iron-on-Ink Vinyl Jute Bag where I different materials and tools to create a one of a kind DIY bag! I've become the neighborhood library since this pandemic started. I love to read and I have LOTS of books in every room. I thought it would be fun to create a bag to put a book in for my friendly book nerds!

Artesprix Jute Bag with Sublimation Vinyl

How do Sublimation Markers work?

If you’re not familiar with Artesprix Sublimation Markers, you may be wondering how they work without fancy equipment like a sublimation printer or ink. The markers are designed to add your original art using a dye sublimation heat process. The markers hold the ink that you use to draw and design on plain copy paper. The heat process, whether it’s a heat press or your own home iron, turns the ink into a gaseous form that permeates the polyester or polymer blank and creates a lasting image. Iron-on-Ink does not fade and the colors last a lifetime!

Materials & Tools:

  1. Similar Jute Tote Bag
  2. Gnomie Botanical Sublimation Markers
  3. Black Sublimation Markers
  4. Protective Paper Roll
  5. Sizzix Die Cutting Machine
  6. Flock Sublimation Vinyl
  7. Heat Tape
  8. Heat Press 
  9. Scissors
  10. Copy Paper 

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1. Prepare the Sublimation Iron-on-Ink Jute Bag with the Heat Transfer Vinyl. Using your Sizzix Die Cutting Machine and metal dies, cut out the giraffe and books using vinyl.

 Sizzix Die Cutting Machine

Big Shot Sizzix Die Cutting Machine

Sublimation Vinyl cut with Big Shot

Step 2: Peel the bag sticky film from the vinyl and place them onto the Jute Bag. Place a sheet of Protective Paper at the top and bottom of the Jute Bag and place the project in the heat press for 15 seconds at 310 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sublimation Vinyl

Sublimation Sandwich

Step 3: Remove project from Heat Press and set aside.

Pressed Sublimatin Vinyl

Step 4: Use the Sublimation Ink Pad and Clear stamps to stamp images onto copy paper. Cut them out using metal dies and color them in. You can use the black fine tip Sublimation Marker to fix any areas that did not stamp all the way. Next, lay your Iron-on-Ink image face down to your Sublimation Vinyl.

Iron-on-Ink Stamp Pad

Iron-on-Ink colored image on regular copy paper

Step 5: Secure Iron-on-Ink design face down to vinyl using Artesprix Heat Tape.

Iron-on-Ink image on top of vinyl

Step 6: Place Protective Paper at the top and bottom of the bag to make a protective Artesprix Sublimation Sandwich.

Artesprix Sublimation Sandwich

Step 7: Heat project in the Heat Press, images facing up for 60 seconds at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Gently peel a piece of the paper at the edges to make sure the color is vibrant before removing the paper from the bag. It's so pretty!! I love this process!

The Big Iron-on-Ink Reveal

Step 8: Remove the copy paper from the Just Bag and embellish as desired using a strong glue!

Sublimation Iron-on-Ink Jute Bag with Vinyl

This was my first Jute Bag. I must admit...I was afraid to give this project a try. I did not want to end up ruining the bag, but I did it and I LOVE it! I did add a few stickers for a final touch to say, "Book Lover," with a little heart. 

Thank you so much for visiting today for my Sublimation Iron-on-Ink Jute Bag with Vinyl blog post! Are you ready to try something new? These bags would make a great Christmas gift! 

Until next time, 

Nicole from the Artesprix Design Team 


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