Seemed like a good craftOct 10, 2011
By R. Morris My daughter got this for her birthday. I heated up the iron to the temperature recommend to do the transfers, (I thought it was a little too hot because the material seemed like polyester) and then tried to iron on the transfers. The iron burnt holes in the fabric of the messenger bag. I had the iron on the transfers for maybe 2 seconds when I smelled burnt fabric. The plastic on the back of the transfers shriveled up too. I think I'll throw the kit out while she's asleep, because she seemed excited about it, but the transfers are most of the kit, and the bag now has holes in the flap.
Will need adult helpFeb 22, 2011
By Noname My daughter got the It's So Me! Messenger Bag Kit for her birthday. The box recommends it for ages six and up. My daughter is 7, and it's only possible for her to do it with my help, since most of the work involves using a hot iron.
The final product was impressive -- pretty for what a young child can do. She loved it. She plans to use it on our next trip out on the town. I don't expect it to hold much. The fabric is thin and the flap is held down with Velcro.
We still have lots of transfers left to use on a tee-shirt or some other project. Overall, it was a fun project. Just don't expect young children to do it themselves.
PROS: + fun to do + looks great when finished + lots of transfers to choose from (enough leftover for another project)
disappointingNov 26, 2008
By book lover My daughter was so excited about this...only the letters stayed on. None of the cute iron on decals worked...it was a big disappointment. (and yes, I was following the directions)