Bags and totes are a lot like shoes; you can never have too many of them. While I enjoy a free bag, I don't necessarily like bags with big logos or advertising on them. So, here's a simple solution to make a logo bag into a fun, useable tote.What you'll need:
– some scrap fabric
To begin I cut a piece of fabric into a circle large enough to cover the text on the bag. Then I cut a freezer paper stencil. I decided cut a star, almost like the captain america logo so the the bag would be manly enough for my husband to use as well. (If you're new to freezer paper stenciling, I have a how-to video HERE that walks you through it.)
I filled in the stencil with my Tulip fabric paint.
I removed the stencil and let the paint dry. With logo bags, often the image or text is in a place where you wouldn't be able to sew over it. This particular bag had the text on a pocket where I wouldn't be able to get my sewing machine around. However, Aleene's Peel and Stick Sheets are perfect for the job because they essentially make any fabric into a sticker and require no sewing.
I cut the sheets the same size as my fabric and stuck it to the back of the fabric.
I peeled off the backing and then pressed it onto the bag.
And now I really like this bag and I'll actually use it.