Birkin Tote DIY
Every teenaged girl needs to go back to school with a Birkin. That is if you have an extra $14,000 laying around. Of which I do not. So I did the next best thing, I fauxed up one for me and one for Katie the Intern. Doesn’t every intern go home with a Birkin? Well if you work for me you do. (mostly we drink coffee)
So I was reading Aunt Peaches (the best blog ever) and she had this great tutorial! Done! I ordered the Craft Attitude ink jet transfer and got started. This product is not your typical iron on transfer, it is kind of like a decal that has a million possibilities.
Here is how we did it.
First we found some images online of our favorite bag. It happens to be a Birkin, but it could be a pic of your favorite boy band.
It is totally up to you. One girls Birkin is another girls One Direction.
I printed the image into the Craft Attitude. I used the “print multiple sheets’ option on my computer. I could have used one 8.5 X 11 sheet but I wanted a large image for my tote bag.
Technically you could stop here and affix the image onto your bag with a glue stick or spray adhesive. I wanted to have it stay on permanently and be able to use my tote without fear of it peeling off.
So I used fusible web to give it extra stability. Read the directions on the Craft Attitude and then read the directions on the back of the fusible web. Then read them again.
Once the fusible web is adhered to the back of the image you can trim your image down.
Make sure it is lined up correctly.
Then cross your fingers and iron it all down. Say a little prayer, because I didn’t want to mess this up so close to the end!!
See the little key in pink packaging? Well that sweet key is about to make this tote EVEN CUTER!
Get out your sewing kit.
This is a great time to give a hand stitching lesson.
This kind of looks like a child labor poster. Ignore that.
How great are these? The key? I. Die.
What are you going to put in your bag?