We wanted to make a new bag for our mom with a special saying for a Mother’s Day present. Melissa found this saying that reminded us of something our mom would say. It is such a wonderful mantra to start your day.
This DIY project is simple as you use iron-on transfer paper to put the saying on the tote bag. But I added a special touch by sewing gross grain ribbon on the straps. I am so pleased with how it turned out and I know our mom will love it!
Read more for the full tutorial and printable…
How to make a DIY Iron-on Tote Bag
Iron-on Transfer sheets ribbon
Step 2: Sew the ribbon onto handles. I used a bright green thread to add a pop of color! If you do not have a sewing machine, you could try using strong fabric glue or thin steam a seam (for hemming).
Step 3: Print and cut the saying (tote bag saying printable) on the iron-on transfer paper.
Step 4: Iron the saying onto the bag (follow directions on the packaging).
Step 5: Let it cool, then pull the top paper away to reveal your amazing bag!
download here –> tote bag saying printable
All photos by Sara Albers for alice & lois design studios. All rights reserved.