In addition to these supplies, you'll also need an iron (I use an Oliso Smart Iron and totally love it) and you'll need to download this PDF design. I used a design I founded on DeviantArt to make this tote.
1. Print out the design onto Iron On Transfer Paper.
Here's a few tips that I learned the hard way. First, print a test copy of the design on plain printer paper to make sure that your printer is working properly. Below you can see the the first copy I printed on the left has gaps in it. After I ran the printer through a cleaning cycle it printed the one of the right which looks much better.
The other tip is to make sure you are printing your design in reverse! I knew I needed to reverse the design but forgot until after I printed it. (At least I realized my mistake before I ironed it onto the totebag!) You don't need to worry for this project if you download the PDF that I used because it's already reversed :)
2. Cut around your design.
I left a very small white border that will blend in with the fabric when it's applied.
3. Iron your tote bag.
For best results with iron ons, it helps to prepare the fabric surface by ironing it nice and flat before you do the transfer.
4. Arrange your transfer face down.
5. Iron according to package instructions.
Go slowly and take your time. It also helps to use firm two-handed pressure to really allow the transfer to bond with the fabric.
6. Peel away the paper backing.
Start on one side and move slowly. If any edges seem to be coming up on your design, put the paper back down and iron again.
7. Show it off!
It's perfect for sneaking snacks into the movie this weekend :)