I am so excited to have started a partnership with Silhouette America. I wanted to share a project I did using the heat transfer starter kit that they have available. Since I have this weird obsession with using recycled bags (I haven’t gotten a plastic bag from a store in almost three years), I thought I’d upcycle an old bag and make a heat transfer recycled tote bag for my daughter.
- Silhouette Cameo and your computer
- Silhouette heat transfer starter kit
- Canvas tote bag
- Fabric scrap
- Ironing board
Create your design using your Silhouette software program. Make sure you mirror your image when you design it, otherwise your image will apply backwards.
Print out your design on your heat transfer material and peel away the negative space.
Position your design on your tote bag and place a scrap piece of fabric over the design. BTW, I used a piece of scrap fabric from the upcycled headboard I made.
Iron your image onto the tote bag by pressing firmly and placing pressure on the design for 45-60 seconds.
Gently remove the transfer sheet and place the fabric scrap over the design again. Iron it for 45-60 to allow the design to set.
There you have it… a personalized recycled tote bag!
A HUGE THANK YOU to Silhouette America for sponsoring this post! Opinions are all mine!