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Jul. 29th, 2014 11:44 pm (UTC)
There are two things I would do:

I would take a piece of paper and trace the circle. Then I would use that circle as a pattern. They sell duct tape in sheets, but you could also get felt (or really any kind of fabric but since it could fray, I'd put clear nail polish around the edge), old jeans, a favorite shirt... and I would cut out the shape from whatever you want and hand-sew it over the circle. Then I'd go crazy with buttons so that the circle looks like part of a decoration.

The other thing I would do would be to lay it flat and sew a rectangle to cover the whole red surface or a sheet of duct tape. I wouldn't use paint because it could flake off (even that white circle is going to eventually flake off).
Jul. 30th, 2014 03:35 am (UTC)
I love these ideas but I'm still soooo set on using acrylic paint that it hurts me on the inside. Do you think a layer of Mod Podge might keep it from flaking to shit? But still... I really like the button idea holy cow! Sounds super cute.
Jul. 30th, 2014 03:50 am (UTC)
Not sure Modge Podge would work but you could try covering it and then painting over the new fabric? That way you know the paint would stick better?

Edit: The best kind of fabric that I am aware of that is also sew-able is canvas. I would cover all the red in canvas and then you can paint over the canvas without worrying about flaking. Nobody would even know it was once a First-Aid bag and you'll have the option of replacing the canvas if you decide you'd like a new look.

Edited at 2014-07-30 04:05 am (UTC)