How to Stencil a Farmhouse Cotton Bag - Raggedy Bits

How to Stencil a Farmhouse Cotton Bag

Sharing how to stencil a farmhouse cotton bag. Whether it be with a Vinyl stencil or another stencil here's a few tips on how to stop your paint from bleeding and achieve nice crisp lines | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #stencil #farmhouse #cotton #fabric #fusionmineralpaint #DIY #coalblack

With mostΒ shops these days moving away from plastic bags. It’s always handy to have a soft cotton bag rolled up in your handbag. Just in case you get caught at the checkout. I mean yes you can buy one but to me, that really defeats the point of getting rid of plastic bags! So after finding some plain reusable cotton bags, I thought they could do with a bit of a spruce up. Also, this project happens to be perfect for the “cotton” theme Int’l Bloggers Club which I’m super excited about joining for the very first time! Sharing how to stencil a Farmhouse Cotton Bag.Β 

How to Stencil a Farmhouse Cotton Bag

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Sharing how to stencil a farmhouse cotton bag. Whether it be with a Vinyl stencil or another stencil here's a few tips on how to stop your paint from bleeding and achieve nice crisp lines | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #stencil #farmhouse #cotton #fabric #fusionmineralpaint #DIY #coalblack

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Sharing how to stencil a farmhouse cotton bag. Whether it be with a Vinyl stencil or another stencil here's a few tips on how to stop your paint from bleeding and achieve nice crisp lines | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #stencil #farmhouse #cotton #fabric #fusionmineralpaint #DIY #coalblack

 

Step 1 – If you’re using a vinyl style stencil peel away the backing paper and apply your stencil to the cottonΒ bag. If you’re using another stencil adhere to your bag using painters tape. This prevents your stencil from moving about. Pop the scrap bit of cardboard inside your bag. This will prevent the paint from seeping through to the back of the bag.

 

Sharing how to stencil a farmhouse cotton bag. Whether it be with a Vinyl stencil or another stencil here's a few tips on how to stop your paint from bleeding and achieve nice crisp lines | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #stencil #farmhouse #cotton #fabric #fusionmineralpaint #DIY #coalblack

 

Step 2 – Pop out some paint onto your old plate or tile. Then using your foam wedge dab one corner into the paint. then pounce the foam wedge onto the plate or old tile a few times to get rid of excess paint. Then start pouncing the paint onto your stencil. If your right handed go left to right and vice versa if you’re left-handed. This prevents any smudging. Go light rather than heavy because it’s easier to go over a second time if a little light on rather than heavy to begin with.

 

 

Sharing how to stencil a farmhouse cotton bag. Whether it be with a Vinyl stencil or another stencil here's a few tips on how to stop your paint from bleeding and achieve nice crisp lines | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #stencil #farmhouse #cotton #fabric #fusionmineralpaint #DIY #coalblack

 

Step 3 – Let completely dry. Remove your stencil.

 

Sharing how to stencil a farmhouse cotton bag. Whether it be with a Vinyl stencil or another stencil here's a few tips on how to stop your paint from bleeding and achieve nice crisp lines | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #stencil #farmhouse #cotton #fabric #fusionmineralpaint #DIY #coalblack

 

 

Sharing how to stencil a farmhouse cotton bag. Whether it be with a Vinyl stencil or another stencil here's a few tips on how to stop your paint from bleeding and achieve nice crisp lines | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #stencil #farmhouse #cotton #fabric #fusionmineralpaint #DIY #coalblack

 

And there you have a fun way to dress up a plain old cotton shopping bag to pop in your handbag or leave in your car!
Be sure to check out below all of the other fun cotton projects below from my sweet blogging pals from all over the world!
Happy Stenciling!


 

 

 


 

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Sharing how to stencil a farmhouse cotton bag. Whether it be with a Vinyl stencil or another stencil here's a few tips on how to stop your paint from bleeding and achieve nice crisp lines | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #stencil #farmhouse #cotton #fabric #fusionmineralpaint #DIY #coalblack

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20 comments

  1. Darn it. Do you know that this is the first time I’ve heard of pouncing left to right if you’re right handed to prevent smudging. Go figure. That may be why my stencils never ever come out nicely πŸ˜€ So happy you’re part of the Int’l Bloggers Club and love how your bag turned out Sam. They do come in so handy

  2. Hello, my friend, the minute I saw your post in the link up I knew it was yours. Your work always has a clean and pretty look that is distinctly yours.

    This is a great little bag for the farmer’s market. I like the idea of keeping the bag separate just for food and your stenciling is just what it needs.

    1. Aww, thank you so much, Leanna! That’s so sweet very sweet of you. They sure are handy bags to have just in case! I’m not sure where you are but we have to pay for our shopping bags now in order to stamp out plastic bags.

  3. What a fabulous idea Sam, I agree, plastic bags should just go away. Your cotton tote is so beautiful and you can easily carry it in your purse when not used. Or hang it up on the wall cause it’s just too pretty to be stored away.

  4. Hi Sam,
    I am painting on a canvas bag, and I did a sample and some of the paint bled through the edges. I made the stencil from vinyl stencil, pressed and repressed all my edges over and over with my fingers and with a flat edge. I also painted a layer of midge podge first. What do you suppose I am doing wrong.

    1. Hi there Cecile,

      Thank you so much for your awesome question!

      I would try it without the Mod Podge first as this will be creating a seal over your fabric and not allowing the paint to settle into the fabric properly. Also pounce your foam wedge to remove most of the paint and go light with the paint. You can always go back with another light coat if you think it is to light once it dries.

      I hope that all makes sense! Please let me know how you go!!

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