All I can say after you read this post is that you can tell I’ve got teenagers in the house with Taylor Swift on consistent repeat. To tell you the truth I kinda like it… I spend the entire month of January walking around the house singing “Baby I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream”… love that Ms. Swift, she’s quite the wordsmith.
I figured the only way to get Blank Space out of my head was to turn it in to a craft project (yes, I’m a crazy person… I know this and embrace it fully).
Armed with a bit of Derby Style fabric, a white tote bag and a sharpie, I came up with this fun DIY Quote Tote… let me tell you ANYONE can do this… It’s no sew, you just need a few supplies from the craft store. I’ve even made a template to help you out a bit. (We’re going to leave out the whole ‘baby I’m a nightmare’ part *wink*)
To make one you’re going to need:
-Derby Style Fabric (you could use a Fat Quarter Pack) click here for source list
-Iron (this one is my favorite, but any will do)
-Lightbox (use the flashlight app on your ipad if you don’t have one already).
-Template (download on templates page)
To begin the first thing you need to do is trace the “dressed like a ” onto the front of a tote bag. Before you do this use your Frixion pen to draw a straight line accross the tote bag where you want the letters. Also mark the center of the tote bag with the pen.
Tape the template to your light box and insert the light box into the tote bag. Use the frixion pen to trace the letters onto the bag.
Take the lightbox out of the tote bag and on a flat surface go over the letters with a sharpie. Go slowly and don’t let the pen rest too long in one spot (this will help keep the ink from bleeding).
Next trace the DAYDREAM letters onto the paper side of the heat n bond lite. Cut the letters out loosley and iron onto the WRONG side of the fabric.
Cut out the letters precicley.
Peel off the paper backing and layout on the tote bag. Make sure they are lined up properly. Use your iron to press the letters onto the bag.
If you want you can sew around the letters on your sewing machine, but it’s not necessary since this is just a tote bag.
That’s it!! Enjoy, and I apologize if that song is now stuck in your head *wink*
If you enjoyed this project you may also like the projects in my book.