Custom Weekend Travel Bag with Super Fabric Adhesive

Travel in style with a weekender bag that matches your unique personality! Learn how to make a custom weekend travel bag with this simple tutorial from Jackie Gill. Personalizing a weekender bag with chenille patches is easy when you have Aleene’s Super Fabric Adhesive— this project is perfect for crafters who want a one-of-a-kind travel bag for their adventures! 

Supplies needed:

Aleene’s Super Fabric Adhesive

Weekender bag

Chenille patches


Step 1: Gather materials

Gather materials for your custom weekend travel bag

Gather the materials needed for your custom weekend travel bag. For this project, Jackie Gill is embellishing a bright pink weekender bag with bow-shaped chenille patches using Aleene’s Super Fabric Adhesive. Ensure the chenille patches you’re using for this DIY do not have a heat-activated backing— iron-on patches won’t work with this glue.

Step 2: Arrange patches

Arrange patches onto the weekender bag

Before you start gluing, arrange the chenille patches onto the weekender bag as desired. Experiment with the placement of the patches until you are satisfied with the overall design. This DIY features bows in rainbow colors, but you can customize your weekend travel bag with monogram letters, assorted patches, or other embellishments that suit your style!

Step 3: Apply adhesive

Apply Aleene’s Super Fabric Adhesive to the back of each patch

Once you’re satisfied with the placement of patches, apply Aleene’s Super Fabric Adhesive to the back of each patch. 

Step 4: Press into place

Press glued patches onto your weekender bag

Place the glued patch onto your weekender bag and press firmly to secure. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with the remaining patches for your custom weekend travel bag.

Step 5: Let dry & enjoy! 

Custom weekend travel bag with Aleene’s Super Fabric Adhesive

Let the glue to cure completely, then your custom weekend travel bag is ready for your next adventure!

What kind of designs will you add to your weekend travel bags with Aleene’s? Show us your DIY weekender bag projects and tag us on social media @aleenesDIY! 

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