Our local DownEast has piles of name brand backpacks and luggage with names embroidered on that no one ever buys, because the who wants the wrong name stitched on their bag?
The larger backpack has wheels and a pull out handle–perfect to use as luggage for trips to grandma’s house. Even little travelers can wheel it along. Here’s a quick way to take advantage of these mis-named bags and personalize them with the names you want.
Step 1: Score some bags. These backpacks cost less than $15 for the two (together the retail price is just shy of $100).
Step 2: Using your electronic cutter, cut out correctly spelled names using heat transfer vinyl. Remember to mirror the name before cutting.
Step 3: Prep a piece of matching fabric. Cut to size, iron under edges, and stitch to prevent fraying.
Step 4: Iron name onto fabric piece.
Step 5: Use fabric glue to adhere the new name right over the top of the embroidered name. (You will still be able to see the embroidered stitching inside the front pocket.)
Step 6: Gift to your favorite kid(s) and watch their face light up when they notice it is just for them!