Here's the thing: there shouldn't be anything plain about your tote bag. No matter if you've sewn one yourself or bought one at the store, there are a ton of ways you can make it match your style.
1. Hand Embroider That Bag
Whether you're embroidering your favorite novels or a witty saying, you can make a tote your own with a needle and floss . Use stitches that create beautiful lettering , or embroider your own handwriting for an extra personal touch.
2. Appliqué With Scraps
No need to buy any supplies — you can personalize a bag just by digging through your scrap pile. Whether you create your own design or download our template for a dolled-up look, it's sure to stand out in a crowd.
3. Add Some Block Print Power
Design any fabric print with block printing , from florals to geometric shapes and anything in between. It's an easy way to customize a bag so it's 100 percent uniquely you.
4. Make a Monogram
Embellish your tote with Y-O-U ... or whatever initials you have. You can keep it traditional or go all out with wild and crazy fonts — either way, there'll be no mistaking which bag belongs to you.
5. Paint With Stencils
Grab some stencils (or make your own) and load up that paint brush. This is a fun, totally easy craft for any maker looking to add some extra pizzazz.