DIY Ballerina Tote Bag

Hi Everyone!

I am a big fan of organizing all of my munchkins different activities into different tote bags.  Not only does it keep all of her gear neat and organized but it makes it so easy to switch from soccer to dance in a flash without having to run all over the place looking for things.    Since she recently started dance lessons again, I though it was high time we added a ballerina tote bag to our collection.   So today I am showing you how I made this fast little project and I am sharing an awesome heat transfer vinyl saving hack over on Silhouette School.

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To start this cute little project I made this adorable Ballerina Cut File and then sent cut all my pieces using my Silhouette Machine.  To see the specifics on what settings I used along with tips on getting the most out of each piece of your vinyl see my Simple Silhouette Hack for using Less HTV here.

With my design all cut and weeded I used a hot iron and a piece of parchment paper to iron on my Heat Transfer Vinyl.

After the vinyl was securely in place and cooled I removed the protective plastic sheet and began sewing on several small pieces of tule.  Gathering each piece with my needle and thread as I sewed it to the tote bag.

To get the fullness I desired I ended up layering 4 pieces of tule.

After each piece was securely in place I added a small piece of gold ribbon over the top edge of the tule creating a ribbon belt for the tutu.

Finally the only thing left to do was trim along the hem of the dress with fabric scissors until I was happy with the length and fullness of the skirt.

Thats it!  It was really a fast, easy, and inexpensive project that keep us organized without even thinking about it!

Thank you for stopping by to check out my DIY Ballerina Tote Bag!  I hope you enjoyed it!  Please don’t forget to stop by Silhouette School and check out my Simple Silhouette Hack for Saving Heat Transfer Material!  


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