T-Shirt Tote Bag

T-Shirt Tote Bag

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Duncan
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Additional Information



  • Tulip Fashion Art To Go Kit
  • Tulip Cordless Heat-Setting Tool
  • Jerzees T-Shirt, Adult's Medium
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Press cloth
  • Fabric scissors
  • TIP: For best results, please read all manufacturer's instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.


  1. Prewash T-shirt to remove sizing. Do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets.
  2. Fold T-shirt in half down the center. Make sure the sleeves are matching up.
  3. Cut along dotted line; save scraps.
  4. Open up and pull center apart. The armholes should match up and should also look like handles for the bag.
  5. With fronts back together, fold up 1-1/2".
  6. Cut slits 1/2" apart up to the hem across width of bag; unfold.
  7. Cut 1/2" strips from T-shirt scraps into 4" lengths.
  8. With the strips, tie knots at the bottom of the bag. Tying both front and back together. This should close up the bottom of the bag. Refer to photo.
  9. Cover the bird stamp completely with silver 3-D paint from Fashion Art To Go kit.
  10. Flip stamp over and press onto the bag. Repeat as many times as desired. Let dry.
  11. Once done stamping the silver birds, cover the bird stamp completely with black 3-D paint. Stamp on top of the silver bird, slightly set-off of the silver stamp. This should give the bird a shadow appearance. Repeat for the other birds. Let dry.
  12. Using the black fabric marker, draw swirls in between the bird stamps.
  13. Place the color studs in a heart shape on the bag. Use the wax crystal applicator to place each stud and crystal. Place the tip of the heat tool right on top of a stud or crystal and hold for 2 to 3 seconds. Repeat for all studs and crystals.