This Trendy Burlap Tote is super easy to make using a iron-on transfer. It would make for a fabulous Teacher’s Appreciation gift! Just fill the tote with summer essentials like, a magazine, hand lotion, lip gloss, beach towel and drinking tumbler with straw. Then in the fall the teacher can use the tote to carry all her supplies for the school year. It would also make a perfect tote for a pre-teen, teenager, college student, or nerd at heart. Not to mention it would be the BEST SUMMER TOTE EVER! Aren’t those glasses fun?!
I downloaded a clipart image of a pair of glasses. Then I copied the image and re-sized it in Microsoft Word. The tote bag is 12″ x 12″ so I made the glasses 7 ” wide. Next, I printed the glasses image onto a piece of iron-on transfer paper. Load the paper into your printer on the non-glossy unlined side. Select the “light fabric” option to mirror image prior to printing. (This may vary depending on your specific printer. The transfers have more detailed instructions.) After printing the image, use a pair of scissors to cut out the glasses. Make sure to cut where the lens would be. Otherwise, you will end up with the space being white.
Preheat your iron to the highest setting. Do not steam! Place the printed image face down on the tote. The lined side will be the ironing surface. Iron the image very slowly. Make sure to cover all areas and corners. Wait for the transfer to cool for a few minutes and remove the backing paper.
That’s it! How simple is that?!
I added a really fun pink summer scarf around the handle for some color and as a added gift.
You can also add some really colorful tribal washi tape to make this a total hipster bag!
Which way do you like the tote best?