How to Make a Family Fort Kit
with a Nylon Drawstring Bag, EasyWeed® Extra and EasyWeed® Glow
Stuck at home? Whether it’s a rainy day or day number-who-knows-what of social distancing, this is an easy project you can keep in the closet for instant fort fun!
Begin by gathering all the supplies for your Fort Kit bag.
Supplies for the Fort Kit Bag:
- Nylon drawstring bag
- EasyWeed® Extra HTV
- EasyWeed® Glow HTV
- The FREE CUT FILE at the end of this post
- Your favorite vinyl cutter
- Siser® Weeder
- Heat Press or Home Iron
I’m using a nylon drawstring bag, but you could use a tote bag or even an old pillow case to corral your fort pieces. If you’re also decorating nylon, you’ll need to be sure you use EasyWeed Extra as the base layer for best adhesion. If you don’t have any on hand, reach out to your authorized distributor or reseller. If you’re not sure who that is, contact us at Info@SiserNA.com and we’ll help you find one!
Step 1: Cut and Weed the Family Fort Kit Design
Use your favorite vinyl cutter to cut the “Family Fort Kit” arrow and diamond. Then cut “Adventure Awaits” from EasyWeed Glow so you can find the bag even when it’s sticking out of the couch cushions. When both are cut, weed away the excess.
Step 2: Heat Press the Design on the Nylon Drawstring Bag
Nylon can be heat sensitive, so you’ll want to follow our 5 tips for working with fabrics that can scorch, discolor, or melt in this blog post.
Step 3: Fill with Fort Kit Goodies
Put everything you need to build the best fort inside the bag. House layouts and furniture vary, so your supplies may look a little different than others, but here’s a good list to start with…
Supplies for a Family Fort Kit:
- Large flat bed sheet (Add eyelets and ribbon like this blogger did for even more building potential!)
- Paracord or bungie cords
- Clips, clamps, or clothespins
- Flashlights or bubbles for extra fun!