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How to Make It: Sequin Surprise Patch

This treat bag will be one you'll want to use for the entire month of October! It features a sublimated name and sequin patch.

Written by sawgrass
on September 1, 2023
in Design & Make

Skill Level:  Intermediate 

Tools & Supplies To Make It:   

  • DesignMate+ Membership   
  • Sawgrass SG 1000  
  • 15”x15” Heat Press or larger  
  • 11”x17” sublimation paper or larger 
  • Glitter Patch 
  • Canvas Tote Bag  
  • Lint Roller  
  • Heat Tape   
  • Blowout paper   
  • Ruler  

How to Create It: 

  • Once you are logged in go to the “Open Custom Canvas” tab in DesignMate and click on the “Die cut shapes” Icon then select the circle.   
  • Input your measurements in the correct units and then select “Design Your Canvas.”  
  • Go to “Designs” and filter to “Halloween.”  
  • Scroll until you find the “Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch” design.  
  • Select the text and delete, repeat for each word.  
  • Select and delete the greenery layer.  
  • Click and drag to select the pumpkin and face later. Resize to your patch. You can also resize one layer at a time. Select “layers” on the right side to expose different layers.  
  • Normally, we would suggest adding a background color.  Since this is sequins, it is fine to leave the background white to emphasize the design.  
  • Once you are done, choose “CONTINUE” from the top right panel.    
  • Give your design a name and add it to a category and click “Save.”   
  • Here, you can choose to add a description about your design or product and add it to your MarketMates store or continue to print.  

How To Print It: 

  • Click on the “Print” Icon at the top right which will open PrintMate.  
  • The printer should be set on the Sawgrass SG 1000. 
  • Select the preset for “Metal.”  
  • Paper size “US Letter,”   
  • Keep the Print Orientation to “Portrait.”   
  • Under the Color Management tab, select “Vibrant” for the Color Mode.    
  • Click Print.   

How to Press It: 

  • Turn on and set your heat press to 400F and your time to 45 Seconds.  
  • Make sure that all sequins have the white side up.    
  • If there are fingerprints on the sequins, you can wipe those away with a lint free cloth and alcohol.    
  • Remove the backing from the patch and adhere to your garment.  
  • Place your design face down and center on the patch, tape down the printed design with heat tape.  
  • Place the tote on the lower heat plate and cover the printed design with blowout paper and press for 45 seconds.  
  • Slowly lift top plate and quickly remove the printed design.    

Tips & Tricks: 

  • If adding a name to the tote, make sure to have your custom name already pressed and cooled before sublimating the glitter patch on.  
  • You can find your patch measurements on the packaging.