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.

Birkin DIY

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.

one direction

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.

Birkin DIY

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.

Birkin DIY

Once the fusible web is adhered to the back of the image you can trim your image down.

Birkin DIY

Make sure it is lined up correctly.

Birkin DIY

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!!

Birkin DIY

See the little key in pink packaging?  Well that sweet key is about to make this tote EVEN CUTER!

Birkin DIY

Get out your sewing kit.

Birkin DIY

This is a great time to give a hand stitching lesson.

Birkin DIY

This kind of looks like a child labor poster.  Ignore that.

Birkin DIY

How great are these?  The key?  I. Die.

Birkin DIY

Birkin DIY

What are you going to put in your bag?

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  • Denise September 13, 2013 at 08:28pm

    This bag is so adorable! I love the models outfit also….so cute!

  • Annie August 31, 2013 at 04:48pm

    Sooo.. how can I apply to become a ThriftDee intern..? 🙂 Cute bags!!

  • Lisa Gylling August 29, 2013 at 12:47am

    Love, love, love!

    You two gals are so fancy, I can’t stand it!

  • Kristen August 28, 2013 at 03:44am

    I cannot even tell you how much I LOVE this!

  • AnnW August 28, 2013 at 03:03am

    Who’s better than ThriftDee! I might make this. Ann