font and applique tote

Font-Friendly Appliqué Tote


Let’s make a Font-Friendly Appliqué  Tote!

What do you do when you are an appliqué hoarder? You shut it down, that’s what you do! But, what happens when you love all of those appliqués? That was my dilemma with my fabric stash and appliqués. I decided instead of tossing them I would glue them all on one tote bag! It created one bright bold statement that really represents my personality! I’m really happy I tried this idea! You just have to use Aleene’s fabric fusion and put on some fun music and enjoy the therapeutic process of choosing designs and gluing them down.

Glue felt letters to a canvas tote for an ultra bright look!

Aleene’s Fabric Fusion permanent adhesive

One prewashed canvas tote

Assorted fabric appliqués

One piece of freezer paper to put between the layers of the tote

Glue felt letters to a canvas tote for an ultra bright look!

Iron the tote bag so that it is nice and flat. Then set out all of your appliqués and place them on the tote in different arrangements. When you get in arrangement that you like, you are ready to glue!

Glue felt letters to a canvas tote for an ultra bright look!

Make sure to put the freezer paper inside the tote bag in case there is any glue seepage. You don’t want to glue the two layers of the bag together!


Here is a tip on configuring the layout. Separate your appliqués by size. You will want to first affix the larger appliqués, and then fill in with the smaller appliqués. This will create volume and feel negative space. If you want you can add some sparkle by incorporating fabric glitter puffy paint or crystals!

Glue felt letters to a canvas tote for an ultra bright look!

Let it dry for one hour and you are ready to use your tote!


glue felt letters on a plain tote to liven it up!

Love & light,

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