My little guy started daycare earlier this month. Along with the trauma of a first-time mother leaving her child in the care of others, there was also the need to pack necessities (e.g., diapers, bottles, spare clothes) on a daily basis. I wanted a tote bag that would read “boy” and be easy to distinguish from all the other baby bags, but I also wanted something true to my aesthetic. Tired of seeing so many personalized Nantucket / Martha’s Vineyard style tote bags in Times New Roman font, I decided to create my own personalized “edgy” tote bag. Given that I rarely have free time for projects, this one was a real quick DIY…like five minutes quick.
Step 2. Cut out the desired letters. I went with a single letter monogram given the size (three inches), but you could easily do full initials or spell out a name with smaller fonts.
Step 3. Place the letter in the desired spot, make sure it’s leveled and centered.
Step 4. Iron on the letter(s) based on the instructions provided. Most will have you iron with a wool setting, firmly pressing on top and on the backside.
Step 5. Let it cool and then slowly peel off the plastic backing to reveal the finished product.