You’d be hard pressed to find a mouse more stylish than Minnie. Printed with painted onion halves, this vibrant pink tote design is a tribute to Minerva’s fashion sense. It’s perfect for decorating mini canvas bags that party guests can take home and use as snack packs. Or you can stamp it on totes big enough to pack a change of clothes for an overnight at Grandma’s.
- Canvas tote bags
- Half of a medium-size onion (sliced crosswise) for printing Minnie’s head
- Half of a small onion (sliced crosswise) for printing Minnie’s ears (a boiling onion works well for this)
- Paper towel
- Off-white cotton fabric scraps
- Pink fabric paint
- Paper plate
- Small foam brush
- Double-sided fusible webbing (such as Steam-A-Seam2)
- Steam iron
- Pressing cloth
Instructions (for each tote):
1. Blot dry the cut surface of both onion halves with a paper towel.
2. Brush blue fabric paint onto the cut surface of the medium onion half and practice stamping Mickey head circles on newspaper. Press the onion down firmly and evenly and then lift it straight up. Once you get the hang of it, stamp a Minnie head on a cotton fabric scrap. Now brush fabric paint onto the small onion half and use it to print ears on the top of the head.
3. Cut a rectangle of double-sided fusible webbing large enough to cover the Minnie print. Remove the easy-to-peel paper from the fusible webbing (leave the paper on the opposite side attached), and place the webbing sticky side down on the unpainted side of the fabric.
4. Cover the papered surface of the webbing with a pressing cloth and use a steam iron to fuse it to the fabric as directed on the package.
5. Trim the printed fabric to the same dimensions as the fusible webbing.
6. Peel the remaining paper layer away from the webbing and fuse the Minnie print to the front of the canvas tote bag.
For more Minnie fun, check out the official Mickey Mouse site.