Crazy Dog Lady Tote Bag
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Crazy Dog Lady Tote Bag

It’s me, Aimee. The girl with too many dogs. The girl who throws her dogs birthday parties and puts their names on everything. You know you all have “that” friend you call the crazy dog lady? If we were friends in real life, I’m willing to bet I’d be “that” friend. I’m okay with it, though.


Crazy Dog Lady Tote Bag/ Aimee Broussard for Silhouette Blog


In my defense, I only own 3 dogs. And technically, I only owned 2 before I fell into the foster failure trap last November. I have realized a couple of things as I have embarked upon this crazy dog lady season of my life and that is I can either live in denial, or I can own it. And by own it, I mean, flaunt it. Flaunt it with a Crazy Dog Lady Tote Bag for all the world to see.


heat transfer tote bag


Made with the flocked heat transfer, you can have a personalized tote bag of your own in a matter of minutes. Maybe you’re not a dog lover and instead you’re a Crazy Cat Lady- you’d be super cute with a tote bag!


I like to use my bag to contain all of their belongings when I’m dropping the dogs off for boarding, or heading to the park for a playdate. They all know me at the vet’s office by my tote bags.


Supplies you’ll need

  • Canvas Tote Bag
  • Flocked Heat Transfer Material
  • 1/2 yd or so of fun fabric (optional)

To make a tote bag for yourself, simply chose a font, type out your saying, and enlarge it to the size you want for your tote bag.


Crazy Dog Lady Instructions

  • Mirror your wording by right clicking and selecting flip horizontally.
  • To make transferring easier, also right click and select weld.
  • Create a box around all 3 words, right click again, and select group.

Now you can move all 3 words around without having to line everything up the way you want. I tilted my wording a bit. You can totally print straight and manually tilt when you get ready to iron, but I wanted to visually make sure it was how I wanted.


Crazy Dog Lady Instructions

  • Place your heat transfer material into the Silhouette as instructed on the box (glossy side down, no mat, etc). Send your image to cut.
  • Following the instructions that come with your heat transfer material, iron on your design.

Grab your tote and your dog for a fun filled day at the park.


Crazy Dog Lady Tote Bag/ Aimee Broussard for Silhouette Blog


You can find the blank canvas totes at most craft stores. I added the fabric tie on mine to match my Stella’s bandana. You can heat transfer those, too y’all!


Aimee Broussard

Southern born and raised, Aimee Broussard enjoys living life in the deep South with husband Brian and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Stella, Milo and the most recent addition, Murphy. A graduate of Louisiana College, she once haphazardly traded in a career in corporate insurance to master the world of crafting, baking and apron making…proving if she could do it, anyone could. is the online diary of her journey.

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9-inch flocked heat transfer


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  1. I’d love to know where you found that fabric! It would be perfect for my annual July 4th party where the theme is “Blue Jeans & Red Bandanas”. (I also have 3 dogs. The first I bought and the other two were rescues that each came to be by surprise.)

  2. What an adorable tote – love it! Thanks for the tutorial, as well.

    1. Thank you, Joan. You are very welcome!

  3. GAH!!!!!! I KNEW this was you as soon as I saw the dog haha Love the bag- adorable, especially with the fun red and white paisley ribbon!

  4. omgosh!! I love this! Am soooo going to make one up before the next Yappy Hour get together! A local doggy day care has a get together at one of our local eateries patio areas once a month! I will have to make this up! now to just decide which dog to take with me! We have 4 spoiled goldens here!

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