DIY Printed Tote Bag

July 19, 2012 |  by  |  Blog, DIY, Sewing, Summer

It’s time for some sewing and printing, and all this in less than 2 hours!

First we sew our tote bag. Megan did an awesome job with her tutorial, so go and see her for the how-to.




DecoArt asked me to try one of their new products called Ink Effects, so this is what I am using to print on my freshly sewed tote bag.

Ink Effects is a transfer ink, that you simply paint  on standard copy paper and use an iron to transfer it onto a piece of fabric, in our case the tote bag.


Make sure you mirror your writing, otherwise you will have a bad surprise (yes, I know what I’m talking about, lol). If you use cotton fabric or other fabric that has more than 30% cotton, you have to spray it with the basecoat before.



More beautiful ink effects projects:

Amie’s Stella Mc Cartney inspired shorts!

Katie’s Summer Dress!

Sarah’s Anthropologie inspired pillow!

Jenny’s super cool geometric table runner!

Heather’s Baby blanket!




Try it yourself!






//xoxo, Sibylle//

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  1. Ohhh! Looks so pretty! Posting it on FB:-)

  2. Wow, so Nice, and great tutorial! Thumb up for you sharing and thumbs ups for YOU!

  3. Cool! That is super handy, not having to print it on these iron-on-papers.
    Really like the effect

  4. Very cute and super easy! I’m curious as to what it would look like with a design or something. I’ll definitely be trying!

  5. Waaw I love the effect!
    Anouck recently blogged..We made our own balloony! Well.. kind of..

  6. How cool is that ???????????
    Pretty cool stuff recently blogged..Primo anno.

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