My daughter has been super excited to go see the movie Norm of the North. Of course polar bears and all those adorable arctic creatures have something to do with it. I created -with close supervision and approval from my daughter - this CUTE tote bag inspired by Norm and I also entered it on the #NormOfTheNorthSweeps (Instagram Sweeps).
- Polar Bear template (download it Bear 1 and Bear 2!)
- Blank white (or colored) tote bag. These are available at local craft stores and mass retail merchandisers.
- Buy a colored tote instead of what to skip the dyeing.
- This is also adorable on a sweatshirt! See photo below
- Fabric Dye. I chose to dye my bags and used a Turquoise dye - it seemed arctic and icy!
- 2 black 5/8" buttons
- White Sherpa fabric (I bought this at Michaels in the sewing area)
- White felt
- Black felt
- To cut costs or accumulating more supplies, white felt can be used in lieu of white sherpa fabric
- Heat N Bond Ultra (Iron, ironing board, clean white cloth/towel for pressing).
- You can try fabric glue, but I really LOVE this stuff Hot glue gun or fabric glue (for eyes)
- Dye your tote bag according to package directions (followed by washing an drying)
- If you are not dyeing the tote, wash and dry it before proceeding.
- READ and USE package directions for applying Heat N Bond.
- Apply heat and bond to the white sherpa fabric (make sure the face fits on the piece of fabric), the white felt, and black felt.
- Once the Heat N Bond is applied, flip the fabric over. You will trace your templates onto the backing of the Heat N Bond.
- Cut 1 face in sherpa
- Cut 1 snout in felt
- Cut 2 ears and one nose in black.
- NOTE: The sherpa will shed a bit around the cut edges.
- Remove the backing from the nose and iron it onto the snout. Use a blank/clean cloth for pressing. Trim if necessary.
- Remove the backing from the snout and iron it onto the face. Use a blank/clean cloth for pressing.
- Remove the backing from the ears and iron it onto the ears on the face. Use a blank/clean cloth for pressing.
- Remove the backing from the polar bear face.
- Place the (almost) completed face onto the tote bag, into position. Using the clean cloth, press the face onto the tote bag. (see photo above for approximate placement)
- Use hot glue to apply the buttons/eyes onto the polar bear.
Look at that cute face!
We loved the tote bag so much we made a sweatshirt too!It is exactly the same process, you just put it on a sweatshirt!
Who can resist a polar bear???? There are a ton of fantastic polar bear and Arctic inspired crafts on on the Norm of the North Pinterest Board.
Want a chance to win a $500 gift card or one of 5 Norm of the North Swag Bags in the #NormoftheNorthSweeps...visit the rules and upload your creation to Instagram