DIY Personalized Christmas Bags

I made some cute small Santa bags, but they’re soooo small! When I bought them, they were pre-printed with everything but the child’s name so it didn’t leave much room for creativity either.

This sack is 100% cotton, but it’s a thicker canvas so you don’t want to use the regular cotton setting for applying the iron on.

How to Apply HTV to a DIY Santa Sack

Every Day Iron On

Preheat your EasyPress to 340 F. Place your pressing pillow inside the bag, under where your design will go.

Lay out your iron on vinyl in the positions you want. Make sure it’s centered. You want to do one color at a time

Place your Teflon sheet over the iron on vinyl. Press with your EasyPress for 30 seconds using light pressure (push down on the press).

Flip your bag over (moving the pressing pillow) and iron the opposite side of your design (the inside of the bag) for 15 seconds.

Foil Iron On

The foil iron on has pretty much the same process, but the temperature setting is different. The setting for my supplies and equipment is 290 F.

It’s also a cold peel which means you need to press it, let it cool completely, THEN remove the plastic piece.

If you want to get blanks to make Santa sacks for yourself or others, I highly recommend checking out You can order in bulk and the size on these laundry bags is perfect.

Blank Santa Sacks

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Danielle Pientka

Danielle is a DIY/craft/sewing blogger on  She loves to write about projects that she makes for her small farm, her children, and her home.