I made an Eiffel Tower purse for Elsa. She wanted a purse to take to church and she specifically wanted it to have an elastic closure with a button on the top. Since she loves anything to do with the Eiffel Tower right now, I thought she would be thrilled to have a purse with that on it.
Eiffel Tower Purse
drop cloth fabric (you could use cotton duck)
Eiffel Tower fabric (optional; you could line it with anything)
iron and ironing board
The purse is a simple lined tote. I made my own size. You can follow this tutorial for instructions on how to make a lined tote. I added an inside pocket to mine so that she can put some lip balm there.
The total time for purse was about 2 hours.
If you don’t already have Citra Solv on hand, that will put you out a bit, but you only use a couple of tablespoons per transfer. I had been wanting to do some Citra Solv transfers for a while and I finally was able to use my Amazon credit to purchase some just for this reason.
I chose to use this particular image transfer method because I have a laser printer. There are a myriad of other transfer methods. Citra Solv transfers are a faded looking transfer. You print the image (in reverse if necessary), tape the paper print side down to your fabric so it doesn’t move, brush some Citra Solv over the image, and then burnish it with the back of a spoon to transfer the ink to the fabric.
I purchased the Eiffel Tower fabric last year on sale with an additional 15% off coupon on Black Friday from Fabric.com. They have a lot of different Eiffel Tower fabrics if you do a search there.
The button was a vintage button from my button jar.
The hair elastic was from the Dollar Tree. I used one without a metal clamp; those are 30 for $1. They also have ones with metal clamps that are 100 for $1.
The drop cloth came from Lowe’s.