Rick was having kind of a bad week at work last week, so while I was in the craft store looking for supplies for a D&D themed DIY (more on that later), I found these iron-on sheets by SEI crafts and got inspired to make him a little pick me up. Here’s the full tutorial for his DIY Mega Man lunch bag, including the Mega Man template I created for it.
Mega Man Template – download it here
Iron-On Art Paper (I went with Hounds Tooth because it sort of mimics pixels in a fun way)
Small cloth or towel
First steps first, print out the template and cut it out using the scissors. Then, using a thick tipped marker, trace the template onto the paper side of the iron-on sheet. I like to use a thick tipped marker because it gives me a better margin of error when I’m cutting things out. Cut out the shape from the iron-on sheet and set it aside.
Place the template onto the canvas tote, or other garment/bag, etc. you want to decorate, with the paper side up. I chose to put it in the bottom right corner to give it an arty, sophisticated look. Place the towel inside the bag, directly under the cut-out. Following the instructions that came with the iron-on paper, press the iron onto the paper for 15 – 20 seconds, paying special attention to the edges. Allow to cool.
Once the paper is cool to the touch, very carefully (and I mean carefully) start to peel away the paper from the transfer. This could be tricky, so go slowly. You might need to use your fingernails to scrape up any extra bits of paper that stick to the transfer. Then, turn the bag inside out and iron over where the transfer is for another 10 – 15 seconds.