Monday, April 25, 2011

Silhouette Tote

I made my first silhouette in the 3rd grade and I've been in love with them ever since.
I'm making my mom, Nana, a silhouette tote for Mother's Day. She only has one grandchild so she is crazy about anything Trouble.

What you need:
  • black fabric
  • Wonder Under (double sided fusible web)
  • tote bag (I got mine at Hobby Lobby)
What you do:
Take a profile picture of your special person. Print it out in black and white. Outline their head with a black sharpie marker so that it goes through the paper.

Place a piece of Wonder Under, rough side down, on the black fabric. Iron the Wonder Under to the fabric.

Place the silhouette you drew on top of the Wonder Under and cut on the line.
Here's the cut out silhouette.

Peel the paper off the silhouette. Place the silhouette on the tote bag, Wonder Under side down.

 Place a damp cloth over the silhouette and iron to attach.

I love it... maybe I need to make one for myself too.
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  1. Looks great! I just posted a very long tutorial on how to make paper silhouettes. I just showed how I make em, but your way looks easier!!!! Tons easier! Good job!

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  4. This is brilliant! I love it. I think I have to make something like this for my mom.

  5. Oh wonderful! You got some ideas rolling for my own mother for Mother's Day. I love silhouettes as well, so classy!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

  6. Very nice! And what a great gift :)

  7. What a neat idea! Very effective!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. Love the tote! What a sweet gift! I don't know a Grandma that wouldn't love it!

  9. what a great idea! I love that you can personalize without a name-love it.(be sure to grab my button to be eligible)

  10. Love This - what a terrific idea! Homemade - personal gifts are the best!

  11. You have been Featured this week On Running With Glitter Friday Spotlight! Thank you so much for joining the link party! xoxox

  12. Super cute and super easy especially for one who doesn't sew like me.

  13. I love your idea! Thanks for sharing!

  14. this is such a special idea my mom still has my silhouette framed when i was in grade school so something like this would be very special thanks for sharing come see me at

  15. That looks so cute! Also so easy! I just spent two days trying to "fuse" pictures of my son at a specific age for a silhouette.

    Should have just done a silhouette of him now!

  16. Thanks so much for linking up to Make & Share today! sorry about the party linky interruption I promise we'll be back up by next friday .)

    Can't wait to see what you come up with then!


  17. Fantastic!! I love silhouettes, too! I've used Wonder Under on tote bags, too. They're really cute, but after a while that start to peel (possibly due to somewhat humid days) may want to outline your's with fabric paint to keep it on there better. I'm so glad you linked it to the Tuesday To Do party! Can't wait to see what lovely you post next!

  18. This is super cute! It would definitely be great for Mother's Day!

  19. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  22. Really love this idea for Mother's Day!

  23. Great idea for Mother's Day! I'll be featuring you tonight at Creative Juice...

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday. Hope to see you back again this week.

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