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Step by step picture and video tutorial using a Silhouette Cameo to make customized farmhouse tea towels with heat transfer vinyl. These beautiful DIY Tea Towels are such an easy and inexpensive way to add farmhouse flair to your kitchen! Perfect for gift giving!
My love language that I express to others is Acts of Service. Ever since I was a little kid I’ve loved to make things for others and or do things for others that are task oriented. As I’ve grown older, my need to do acts of service has only magnified. I have this obsession for making things, volunteering and doing things for others for every little no-themed occasion. My poor husband knows this all too well -since he’s the only one who makes a paycheck around here and sees what I spend, haha! — So in true Stephanie fashion, I just “had” to make all of my kids teacher and assistants a gift for Thanksgiving. I plan to pair these stylish farmhouse tea towels with baked homemade loaves of bread that they can share with their families at their holiday meal.
I really love how these turned out and am hopeful that the teachers will love them just as much!
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Lets Make It Together!
For this project you will need a computer that has Silhouette Studio software installed and a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. I personally have the Cameo 1 – my husband had ordered it for me before it was released way back when…so they look a bit different not with digital screens.
In Silhouette Studio you will create your design. I have included the free download of the design I created at the end of this post. ***Make sure you MIRROR (flip horizontally)your image when you are using HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) – I personally only recommend using this brand HTV.
Once the vinyl is cut you will need to weed the excess vinyl. This tool kit has everything you need!
Once you’ve weeded out all of your excess this is what you will be left with. Cut off the excess sides if you have any and cut the design away from the rest of the designs.
I purchased my flour sack towels from Walmart but you can also find them here.
Unfold them and iron on the cotton setting to remove wrinkles and any moisture in the fabric.
Place your HTV transfer on top of your tea towel…
Along with parchment paper and press firmly with your iron for 10 seconds.
Remove parchment paper and peel off HTV transfer sheet and discard.
Recover the design with the parchment paper and press again with the iron for 45 seconds or until the vinyl is completely adhered to the fabric.
Once you’ve pressed it, you’re done!
Enjoy and decorate your own kitchen – or be like me and give them as a gift!