Cat Tote Bag DIY

I’m finally back with another DIY


I have been experimenting with heat transfers again. Back in school, I had tried it once in class. I was considering screen printing but then it just seemed much more budget friendly to use heat transfer paper.


Materials I used:

  • Heat Transfer Sheets (I used the Jolee’s Boutique Easy Image, which I bought at Joann’s for about $10 Reg. Price)
  • Scissors
  • Canvas Tote Bag (I bought this on Ebay)
  • Printer and computer
  • Iron
  • Reversed Digital Image

You could use images you find online but I drew one on Illustrator and then reversed it so it could be printed.


So I printed the reversed image using an ink jet printer as advised and then cut out the silhouette of the image. I tried to use up as much space on the paper as possible since the paper is a bit expensive.

Then you simply iron on the image (with the image facing the tote). The instructions that came with the sheets advised to cover all areas and corners for about 90-120 seconds total.


After it cools, then I removed the paper, which then only leaves the image transferred onto the tote. The areas that I didn’t end up cutting off does leave a sort of clear film but it doesn’t look too bad.

On a side note, I am actively selling on Etsy again so please do check it out in the link below. This tote will also be up on Etsy.

Have a great rest of week and let me know if you have your own heat transfer project; I would love to see it!



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