Tote Bag with White Cherry Branch Silhouettes
White silhouettes give this tote bag a modern, screen-printed look.
Source: Martha Stewart
To apply delicate silhouettes such as the cherry branches to colored accessories, you need transfer paper designed for dark fabrics. Our crafts editors recommend Avery Dark T-Shirt Transfers (avery.com).
Download clip art, and print it onto transfer paper. Using scissors or a craft knife, cut out design, trimming away the outline.
Lay an ironed pillowcase on a table or other hard, heat-resistant surface (not an ironing board, which has too much padding).
Remove paper backings, and position designs, face-up, on an ironed bag or a cloth-covered accessory. Cover with tissue paper provided with transfer paper.
With an iron set on high and no steam, slowly iron on designs, applying firm, even pressure (follow the transfer-paper manufacturer's instructions). Let cool. Remove tissue paper.