It's September, so it is officially Halloween crafting season for many of us. When I had the opportunity to participate in the Halloween Sewing and Craft Party hosted by Coral + Co., I figured that would be the prefect kick off to my Halloween sewing. I wanted to do something fun for a room that doesn't get much holiday love in my house: the kitchen! Today I am sharing how to add some easy embellishments to towels to make a cute addition to your Halloween decorating or even a gift for your Halloween party hostess! Plus I am sharing a FREE SVG file that you can use for your towels or a fun t-shirt!
How to make a fabric and ribbon embellished towel
For this project you will need the following supplies:
- Hand towels (I used flour sack towels)
- 1/3 yard of orange and black fabric
- 2 yards coordinating ribbon
- Black iron on vinyl
- Orange iron on vinyl
- Coordinating thread
- Easy Press or Iron
- Rotary cutter or scissors
- SVG File
- Cricut Machine
To get started, cut 2 strips of fabric that are 5" wide and the width of the fabric.
Press each strip and cut them to the width of the towel plus 2 inches. Next fold over the short edges 1 inch and iron. After the short edges are folded in, fold over one long edge 1/2" and press the length of the strip. Then match the fabric strip to one edge of the towel with the folded edge of the strip on the bottom. Pin in place.
Once the fabric strip is pinned in place, cut your ribbon strips about 2 inches longer than the width of the towel and fold over the ends 1 inch then press. Pin the ribbon long the top (raw) edge of the fabric strip, covering the raw edge and matching up the folded edge of the ribbon with the ends of the fabric. Pin in place.
Once everything is pinned in place, sew along the edges of the fabric and the ribbon to secure in place.
Adding heat transfer iron on vinyl to towels
To add the vinyl design to the towel, cut out the design using the SVG file and your cutting machine. Apply the orange portion of the design first and then layer the black text over it, pressing each layer into place.
And that's it! These towels took me about 30 minutes to make and look so cute hanging in my kitchen! I can't wait to get the rest of my house decorated and start on my halloween costume sewing!
For more great Halloween inspiration, check out these other posts in the Halloween Sewing and Craft Party!
Halloween Sewing and Craft Party
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