The Star Wars saga continues. Did you really think it wouldn’t? There’s an entire galaxy to explore. The number of Star Wars projects in the works is impressive- movies, comics and new shows to stream on Disney +. The story has been carrying on for literal decades and made fans of every age. By creating worlds that seem real and unreal at once, Lucasfilm has captured the imaginations of millions.
Thankfully we don’t have long to wait for season 2 of The Mandalorian and we’ll be transported back to the sci-fi Star Wars world. A world that some fans might wish to live in for real. Where would you choose to live- Endor, Tatooine, Hoth, Dagobah? How do you think you could fit in among the people of the various worlds?
Here on this planet Star Wars Costumes may not be appropriate for everyday wear, but you can still show your Star Wars spirit all year long. No need to head to a galaxy far, far away to get handmade totes featuring your favorite Star Wars droids! These robotic friends often help humans in both simple and complex tasks and now R2-D2, BB-8, IG-11, and C-3PO can help assist you in keeping all your affairs in order! See how to turn plain canvas tote bags, felt, strong adhesive and our free printable template into handmade totes featuring their likeness.
These helpful droid adorned totes were created, shot and written about by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. We encourage you to head on over to her neck of the galaxy and check out her blog.
Star Wars Tote Supplies
- Tote Bags
- Felt – Black, red, blue, dark grey, light grey, brown, yellow, orange
- Fabric – gold
- E6000 adhesive
- Heat n Bond
- Star Wars Tote Bags Template
For these totes, we used felt for all the colors except the gold we used for C3PO.
First cut out all the shapes from the printable template.
The large head template for C3PO requires you to piece it together from two separate cuts. Cut this and the other C3PO gold items from a shiny gold fabric.
Cut all the remaining coordinating pieces of felt. If you plan to make all four droid totes, this might take a while. Might we suggest binging The Mandalorian while you cut?
Adhere the felt shape pieces for R2-D2, BB-8, and IG-11, using E6000 adhesive. This is a strong adhesive that makes your tote machine washable after it’s fully dried!
Tip: apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to the end of the adhesive so it doesn’t stick next time you try to open it.
To help add dimension to C-3PO cut a layer of yellow felt eye, nose and mouth parts to adhere under gold eye, nose and mouth pieces. This will add visual separation between all the gold.
First, adhere Heat n Bond on the backs of all the gold pieces using an iron. Then adhere these pieces to the yellow felt you previously cut.
Glue the black pieces on with E6000.
You’ll see that this now creates a layered effect so you can see all of C-3PO’s features.
C-3PO has been known to assist in many departments, including etiquette, and now he can help keep your belongings organized in a handmade tote featuring his likeness.
R2D2 has appeared in ten out of the 11 Star Wars films and can now be part of your arm candy 24/7!
BB-8 rolled right into our hearts in The Force Awakens but now lives in your closet as a tote bag!
IG-11 might have been hard to accept at first but with some tweaks, he became a protector of the Child and now, your personal possessions!
Always stay thankful for helpful droids that just want to help you carry your stuff!