An Iron-on-Ink Poly-Canvas Zip Case Inspired by Sweater Patterns

‘Tis the season for fun sweater patterns, whether they be the pretty ones or those funny ugly sweaters!

Hey, Courtney here again creating a simple designed Poly-Canvas Zip Case for the upcoming holidays. Sweater patterns are so festive and can have very simple designs to help mimic a look onto a zip case. Artesprix Heat Transfer Markers is going to make this project so easy and fun to do.

What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?

Artesprix Sublimation Markers help move your ink-based drawing or doodle to a polyester-coated material while applying heat. When using these markers they provide you an edge to create freely and transfer your art to a permanent polyester fabric or coated material. 

A display of products and materials used for an easy DIY sublimation Poly-Canvas Zip Case


  • Poly-Canvas Zip Case
  • Christmas Ribbons
  • Christmas Enamel Pins


  • Markers
  • Copy Paper
  • Heat Tape
  • Protective Paper
  • Heat Press
  • Project Mat 
  • Fabric Glue
  • Scissors

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Start with a pencil trace sketching of the Poly-Canvas Zip Case to help keep all designs in-line with the dimensions of the zip case.

An example showing a tracing of an Artesprix Poly Canvas Zip Case

Step 2: Use the Iron-on-Ink Markers to design your masterpiece. 

A fully designed Iron-on-Ink Marker project done on a plan piece of copy paper

Step 3: Place Zip Case on top of completed Marker design and add tape to the back of Zip Case connected to copy paper. Add enough Heat Tape so that it is secure in place.

A photo of the proper way to adhere Heat Tape to Poly Canvas Zip Case

Step 4: On the Heat Press place a piece of Protective Paper down, the Poly Canvas Zip Case with copy paper on top, and another piece of Protective Paper to top that sandwich off. Note: zipper fixture hangs outside of the heat press plate. With the Heat Press set to 400˚F, press the Sublimation Sandwich for 45 seconds.

A Sublimation Sandwich filled with the copy paper designed heat taped to the Poly Canvas Zip Case

Step 5: Let cool and do a simple peek test to insure the design transferred.  

A demonstration of peeking on the Artesprix project

Step 6: Using a little fabric glue, glue a ribbon to the top part of the bag and make a tiny ribbon bow, and glue that on top of the other ribbon. Add a few other elements to the Poly Canvas Zip Case like the Holiday Enamel Pins I added.  

A completed Artesprix project using their products and materials found in a craft area

Are you a DIY’er for holiday gifts? Did you enjoy this simple tutorial?

You can check out some really awesome tutorials done by the Artesprix Design Team Members on the blog. This festive T-Shirt created by Design Team Member Nicole is so fun!

Holiday Sign Off!

A handmade DIY gift is so heartwarming to me. An Iron-on-Ink Poly-Canvas Zip Case Inspired by Sweater Patterns is that extra personalized touch for a special person in your life. Artesprix Sublimation Markers makes that possible and that makes the DIY touches on gifting that much easier. 

I wish you a happy, merry and heartwarming holiday for any holiday you will be celebrating.  

– Courtney 

*Hey there? Still, reading along? If this post was interesting you can find some other short tutorials done by me here and here! Thanks for visiting.*


Thinking about browsing through Artesprix products? The link below will take you to their website and if you do make a purchase it gives me a little kickback while being an affiliate for them. Thank you. 

website: Artesprix 


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