Create your own personalised gift bags

Ideal for saying thanks to teachers

The end of term is nigh – and it’s time to start thinking about what the kids can get their teachers to say Thank You for teaching them over the last year.

Eloise had drawn some sweet pictures of her teachers so her mum decided to print them onto Avery Fabric Transfers and turn them into personalised tote bags, which she filled with books for the classroom.

Here's how to she did it using Avery Design & Print online:

Avery Design & Print Customise Screen
Child's drawing of her teacher

Scan in your Drawing

To create a personalised gift for teachers to treasure, encourage your child to draw a picture of them. Scan this drawing and save the image to your computer.

Avery Design & Print - Add image dialogue box

Next, open Avery's free Design & Print software by clicking on Software & Templates above and choosing Avery Design & Print. You will then be asked to select what product you would like to create - for this example we used MD1001: Fabric Transfers.  

On the customise screen, click on the Image button on the left hand side and click "Add image". Select the Computer button at the top and click the green "Browse" button to navigate to where you saved your scanned drawing on your computer.

Printed Avery Fabric Transfers and canvas bags

Print your transfers

When you are happy with your design, save it and press print.  Design & Print will convert your project into a PDF.  We always recommend opening this in Adobe Reader to print.

Design & Print will automatically flip the design - so do not worry if the image on your PDF is back to front! This is because you will iron it the right way round onto your fabric.  

Ironing an Avery Fabric Transfer

Iron on your Transfer

Be sure to follow the instructions inside your transfer’s packaging.  But essentially:

  • Cut around your transfer so there are no sharp corners
  • Smooth your fabric, so it is ready to receive the transfer
  • Iron on a high temperature with no steam for a few minutes, pressing down hard at the edges.  
  • Leave to cool
Avery Fabric Transfers make great gifts for teachers

Hey Presto!

Now you have some customised gifts to give away.  These steps work just as well on T-shirts, babygros, canvas prints, aprons, tea towels... any cotton fabric. Avery manufacture transfers for light and dark cottons and in A4 and A5 sizes.


Avery Fabric Transfers make great gifts for teachers
Fabric Transfers MD1001

Fabric Transfers MD1001

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5 Films / 5 Sheet
Fabric Transfers MD1003

Fabric Transfers MD1003

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4 Films / 4 Sheet

Avery Design and Print Template Software

Our free software includes all sorts of creative tools to help you design and print your Avery products, perfectly, every time.

Avery Design & Print Software - Customise Screen

Ready to print?

Click here to open Design & Print and enter your Avery product’s software code to get started.
Avery Design Inspiration

Need some inspiration?

Why not have a look at one of our template design galleries to select a pre-design to customise