9 Dec 2017

Pyjama Bags - layering HTV


Today I have a tutorial on how to make these fun, Christmas-themed, pyjama bags over on the Silhouette UK Blog. I took some blank drawer-string bags and transformed them by decorating them with wine and Christmas phrases from the Silhouette Design Store in jewel-like glitter heat transfer material.

This is a great project if you haven't used heat transfer material (aka HTV) before, or if you'd like to try out multi-colour designs and some layering.  A domestic iron is perfectly adequate for this type of decorative project.

Last year I hit on the idea of gifting Christmas Eve PJs in reusable drawer-string bags, with initial letter tags to indicate the recipient's name. The details for making the reusable tags are here.

I used Silhouette Glitter Heat Transfer Material in Mint, Hot Pink and Silver, with some Black Flock Heat Transfer for contrast.

My blog post on the Silhouette UK Blog includes directions on how to prepare the designs, prepare and cut the media, and apply the media using a heat press, or domestic iron.

I used these designs from the Silhouette Design Store:
Ho, Ho, Ho and a bottle of Merlot
Dear Santa, Define Good
Get Mistletoed
Top of the Nice List
Both Naughty & Nice

Can you guess which one is mine?


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Karin. I love to have reuseable packaging when so much is wasted. X

  2. Oh wow Janet they are stunning. They would make great present bags too. Take care. Hugs Jackie

    1. Thanks Jackie, Yes, they’d be great for presents too!


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