Here at the Lia Griffith studio we love creating new designs for tote bags. Maybe it’s because I live in Portland, but I am constantly using tote bags for grocery shopping, farmers markets, and weekend activities. So needless to say, I like to have a nice variety. Today we are sharing this beyond adorable honey bee tote bag design, courtesy of our fabulous illustrator Krista!
I love that this honey bee tote bag is ready just in time for summer. Cricut has this wonderful flocked iron-on that was perfect for this project. This iron-on is velvety and soft, so it makes for a really high quality bag. We used the flocked iron-on in Black and Tangerine to create our honey bee, but any iron on material would work for this bee tote bag. Download the SVG below if you are lucky enough to be using a cutting machine for this project (a cutting machine is very convenient for projects like these!), or download the PDF if you are cutting by hand. If you are using the SVG, you will see that the design is split into two layers, one for the black parts and one for the yellow parts. If you are cutting by hand, print the full design directly onto transfer paper and then follow the instructions on your specific transfer paper to apply the design to your tote. We found these great basic canvas totes on Amazon, find the link in the Shop this Project section!
This bee tote bag is great shopping bag for yourself, and it is also a lovely opportunity to give an easy handmade gift to a loved one. Head to this post if you are interested in learning how to sew your own tote bag with a sewing machine, or check out some of our other tote bag iron-ons! Our glittery “hello” tote is an eye-catching everyday bag, or our monogrammed tote is perfect for traveling. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay updated on the projects we share daily, and feel free to send suggestions for projects into firstname.lastname@example.org! ~ Lia