DIY Fun Flour Sack Towels. You are looking at a set of towels I made using heat transfer vinyl. One is a pig, the other is a chicken.
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DIY Fun Flour Sack Kitchen Towels

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 

HTV (any color heat transfer vinyl you’d like)

  • Weeding Tool
  • Ruler
  • Lint Roller (optional)
  • Electric Cutter (Silhouette or Cricut)
  • Cut File of choice

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.

You are looking at a flour sack towel folded in half. I'm showing how I fold mine for the vinyl. This is from my post, DIY Fun Flour Sack Kitchen Towels.

Then, I fold the sides in so the center is approximately 6 inches wide.

You are looking at a flour sack towel folded in half. Then folded again on each side, both sides meet in the center. This is from my post, DIY Fun Flour Sack Kitchen Towels.

After that, I fold the towel in half from the top down.

You are looking at a flour sack towel that has been folded in the way I want, so my vinyl design will lay nicely. This is from my post, DIY Fun Flour Sack Kitchen Towels..

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.

You are looking at a Cricut Heat Press being used to iron the folded flour sack towel. I do this to create creases in the towel for easy reference when the towel is un-folded. I'll know where I want to re-fold. This is from my post, DIY Fun Flour Sack Kitchen Towels.

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.

You are looking at the vinyl design that I'll press on my flour sack towel. It says " Don't go bacon my heart". It also has a silhouette of a pig on it. This is from my post, DIY Fun Flour Sack Kitchen Towels.

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.

You are looking at a lint roller I buy from Wal-mart. I use it to roll over the flour sack towels to pick up any unwanted lint or strings from the flour sack towels. This is a post from, DIY Fun Flour Sack Kitchen Towels.

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.

You are looking at the cut vinyl design I have gently folded in half to find the center mark. This helps to center the design on the flour sack towel. This is from my post DIY Fun Flour Sack Towels.

Make several creases along the middle of the carrier sheet where there is no vinyl.

You are looking at a vinyl design that reads " Sometimes you just gotta cluck it & walk away". I have positioned the design in place where I want it. Then it will be heat pressed permanently on the towel.

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.

You are looking at the Cricut Easy Press that I'm using to press down on. To heat stick the htv on a flour sack towel.

Press the design into place following the manufacturer’s directions.

You are looking at the finished heat pressed htv design on my flour sack towel. I will remove the carrier sheet, then flip over the towel and press it for a second. Then it's done and ready to be used in my kitchen.

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.

You are looking at both flour sack kitchen towels completed. One says, "Don't go bacon my heart". The other reads, " Sometimes you just have to cluck & walk away".

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