Transform a Plain Tote Bag

Trompe l’oeil (French for “deceive the eye”) has long had a place in interiors. But it may be at its most accessible best in fashion. No, we’re not talking about the sight-gag tuxedo T-shirt, but rather pieces that channel the style’s playfulness in a chic way.

Using our clip art printed onto fabric transfers, you can turn a plain tote into a witty style statement.

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T-shirt transfer paper
Pouch or tote bag
Clutch Clip Art
Handbag Clip Art
Purse Clip Art

1. Download clip art, and print on transfer paper. (Use dark-T-shirt transfer paper if ironing onto a colored fabric.)

2. Cut out design. If printing on colored fabric transfer, trim as close to outline as possible.

3. Position design on fabric as desired. (If making the above tote, cut out the components

4. Following the manufacturer’s instructions for the transfer paper, press design onto fabric.

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