These DIY Fun Flour Sack Kitchen Towels are one way to cheer up your kitchen. Flour sack towels are all the rage right now and can add lots of fun and personality to the room fits your style. They also make great gifts for any occasion and holiday. I used HTV (heat transfer vinyl) on my flour sack towels, but you could easily use a stencil and paint them by hand if you want to.
What you’ll Need
- Flour Sack Towels ( I used the Berg Bag Co. 30×30 inch brand)
- Heat Press, Iron, or Easy Press
- Heat Pillow
HTV (any color heat transfer vinyl you’d like)
Here’s What You Do
Wash and dry your flour sack towels before starting this project. Pre-washing the towels will prevent any shrinkage issues with the vinyl application and removes any chemicals from the factory. This will help to ensure that your vinyl design adheres properly over the long term.
Once the towels have dried, I like to iron them flat with my Easy Press or regular clothes iron before folding.
You can fold your towels however you like. I prefer to fold my towel in half, then take my iron or Easy Press and iron down the fold. The center fold crease will be my guide line for where to center the vinyl.
Then, I fold the sides in so the center is approximately 6 inches wide.
After that, I fold the towel in half from the top down.
Once you have the towel folded the way you want it, give it another pass with the iron or Easy Press. This helps to keep the lines crisp so you won’t lose your creases when unfolding.
Applying The design To The DIY Fun Flour Sack Towels
Open the design in your software program and size it accordingly. I keep my designs around 5 inches wide. Add a rectangle around the design. You’ll want the rectangle to be a little larger than the design. Center the design inside the box. Before you cut, make sure to mirror your design. Once your design is cut out, remove the excess vinyl from around the edges.
I like to use a lint roller over the towel to catch any unwanted lint before placing the vinyl design on it. Then, I use my iron or Easy Press to go over the towel to preheat it and to remove any moisture.
Once you’re ready to place your vinyl design, fold it in half onto the non-sticky side, and line up the edges of the rectangle.
Make several creases along the middle of the carrier sheet where there is no vinyl.
Heat Pressing HTV On The DIY Fun Flour Sack Towels
Unfold your towel and line up the creases on the carrier sheet with the creases on the center fold of the towel. You can adjust your design as far from the bottom of the towel as you like it to be. I try to keep my designs at the same level, so when I hang them on my stove handle they are all pretty even in height.
Press the design into place following the manufacturer’s directions.
Finally, pull off the carrier sheet. You can flip the towel over and press from the backside. Your towel is finished! These DIY fun flour sack kitchen towels make for a fun and easy project! I bet you won’t stop at making just one. The possibilities are endless.