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Tote Bag with White Cherry Branch Silhouettes

White silhouettes give this tote bag a modern, screen-printed look.

Introduction

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).

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

     Download clip art, and print it onto transfer paper. Using scissors or a craft knife, cut out design, trimming away the outline. 

  2. Step 2

    Lay an ironed pillowcase on a table or other hard, heat-resistant surface (not an ironing board, which has too much padding).

  3. Step 3

    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.

  4. Step 4

    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.