This tote was lettered for my granddaughter, Gabby, for Kindergarten.
The first step was designing the monogram. Grid paper and a pencil was used for this step. As you can see, I came up with two designs and chose the bottom one for the tote.
Now, here comes the sort of tricky part. In order to give me a stable surface on which to write, I needed the little cardboard piece to insert into the pocket on the tote.
On a piece of tracing paper, I used a General's Pastel Chalk pencil to color in a square larger than the monogram.
Now comes the layering. Lay the pastel square, face down, onto the tote. Next, put the pencil monogram on top of it. Tape these down so that they will not move. Use a ball point pen to trace over your pencil design, pressing hard. This will force the pastel chalk to be imprinted on the tote.
Once you are satisfied that the logo came through onto the fabric, you can remove the pastel square and the pencil monogram. What you now have is the monogram imprinted on the tote.
I used a fabric marker, bullet point, to trace over the imprint.
Voila! A fabulous, one-of-a-kind tote for Gabby Girl!
Now, you go and try this technique out to make yourself or a friend a wonderful gift.