Potato Printing The Other Zippy Bag

We have these rather lovely washable paper zippy bag kits in stock and we thought we’d show you how to customise your bag kit. The grey and brown ones are just perfect for printing on. We have used the most simplest of printing with potatoes but you could use a stamp and an ink pad.

We used textile printing ink so you can set the image permanently by ironing it and its washable too, even though its paper.

Firstly select your potato and cut it in half, we used a sharp knife to create a simple design but if you have a Lino cutter you could try using this. Dab off the excess moisture with some kitchen roll and have a play with repeating designs.

Once you have a design that you are satisfied with draw around the template of your zippy bag onto the paper, ensuring you have a front, a back and a tag pattern piece too.

Remember the cut out corners of your bag pattern forms the bottom of the bag so work out where you would like to place your design. You will also have a seam allowance all the way round so bear that in mind too. We started printing from the middle out so the design was central.

You can print the tag with a smaller piece of potato, just remember the tag will be folded in half and have seam allowance along the long edges too

When the ink is dry, iron your design for a few minutes to heat set it (see your inks instructions) then make up your zippy bag as per the instructions. You can find our tutorial on how to make it here and you can purchase the plain grey and brown zippy bag kits here