This over-sized DIY tote bag is the perfect summer accessory for hauling gear to the pool, the beach or the park. It’s even big enough to hold several towels! To dress it up for summer, I added these fun faux tie dye letters. Follow along as I show you how to make one for yourself!
- Extra Large Canvas Tote Bag
- Cricut Stencil Material
- Fabric Markers (I used Flourescent)
- Electronic Die Cutting Machine
- Free Studio2 Cut File (download HERE)
- OR Letter Stencils
Step one. Begin by cutting the word art out of stencil paper using an electric die cutting machine. Use the cut settings recommended for stencil paper. Since you’ll be using the negative space, peel away the letters and discard.
If you do not have an electronic cutting machine, now is the time to place your letter stencils on the DIY tote bag.
Step four. Use the fabric markers to fill the letters in with color. I chose to do a faux tie dye effect by layering the colors so they blended together, but let your imagination run wild! There are so many possibilities to completely customize this DIY tote bag!
Looking for another fun fabric craft? Learn how to make family reunion t-shirts with heat transfer vinyl and check out this foiled canvas DIY beach bag! Happy summer!
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Jennifer is a wife and mother of three. She blogs at TheCraftPatchBlog.com, where she shares craft tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and loads of creative inspiration for home and family. When she’s not blogging or crafting, Jennifer loves to shop at thrift stores, play kickball with her family and adventure in the great state of Idaho.