Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Jigsaw Bag Cover

On one of my trips to the Scrap Store I bought this plain black bag. They were selling them for only £1.
The front flap zips off from the top which was going to come in handy with what I had planned for it.

That's where this jigsaw came in.
I had the idea to cover the front of the bag with a jigsaw, or portion of a jigsaw. So I searched round a few charity shops and decided on this scene. I almost got one of the castle at Disneyland, but unfortunately the dimensions weren't right.

After doing the jigsaw - which was the part of this project that took the longest - I set about picking which part of the jigsaw I wanted to put on the bag. I printed out a photo of the jigsaw as it was easier to see which section would look best on a smaller scale.

I cut a piece of sticky back plastic - my new favourite thing - and laid it over the section of jigsaw.

I unstuck the extra pieces, cut off some of the sticky-out bits and then folded over the sides of the plastic.

I roughly glued the jigsaw onto the bag flap and put another piece of plastic on top for extra protection. Then I sewed the two bits of plastic to the fabric. I also added some black trim around the edge to frame the picture.

All that was left was to reattach the flap to the rest of the bag. High-five handy zip!

I'm really happy with the way this turned out.
Because the jigsaw is made up of little pieces the bag flap still has some flexibility.

Now, what to do with the rest of the jigsaw?


  1. That is such a good idea - you are so creative ! You certainly have a one in a million bag there !
    Eb x

  2. Wow that is so cute! Very creative :) Love, Lily


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