Friday, January 27, 2012

Crafty Pants Friday {2}

Pin It Hi. My name is Katie, and I'm obsessed with towels. Kitchen towels. I must have them. Lots of them. But I don't know how to sew, and don't really have any desire to learn. So whats a girl to do? Well apparently she's to Heat n Bond, that's what. I recently saw a tutorial here where she used this heat n bond, and I was immediately off to the store. My obsession has now become dangerous, because I can do something about it.

I decided to do a few small projects for Valentines Day, just to add a little color around the house. And these kitchen towels are one of them.

Can you say *LOVE*?! Cause I love these.

Here is what I gathered for this project:
Flower sack kitchen towels
1/2 a yard of each fabric of choice
Heat n Bond adhesive
Fabric scissors
No Stitch Fabric Glue
Q Tips

Alright, first you need to draw a stencil. Or trace one. I just drew a heart on a piece of paper a few times til I came up with one that I liked. Then pin it to your fabric using straight pins and cut it out.

Once that's cut out place it on the Heat n Bond, and follow the package directions. Once the fabric is adhered you can cut it out, and then place it on the kitchen towel. Using your iron on medium heat, press it over the fabric heart for a few seconds at a time until the whole thing is bonded to the towel.

Next up are the ruffles. I fold my towels into the tri fold to hang them on my oven, so I opened it up, but left it folded in half. There's no need to put ruffles across the whole towel unless you really want to.

Cut your strips of fabric, I did two, about three inches wide and just a little less than the 1/2 yard you cut for the fabric length, since we are going to add "ruffles". Lay a thin strip of the no stitch glue along the back side of the fabric, and smear it a tad with a q tip.

Holding the fabric strip, lay it down and pinch together the ruffles, and press the fabric to the towel to adhere.

Once you've got the ruffles on, you're done! The glue needs to dry for 24 hours, and then they're usable.

How fabulous are these? And I'm in love with the fact that they are no sew kitchen towels. Now, if you CAN sew, then maybe you'll want to add a cute stitch in contrasting colors around the hearts. Maybe.

I hope that you enjoyed this project and I hope it inspires you to create something cute for your kitchen! If you try it, send me pics and let me know how it turned out!

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Abby Devine said...

Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE these. You are soo awesome!! I just posted something about kitchen towels today too. I love mine but they are from Hobby Lobby and definately not as creative as yours!!

το χειρότεχνο said...

great idea!!!! looks so cute!!!i will try it!!!

MiaB said...

This is tooo cute. so creative!! I'm your newest follower and would really love it if you could share this with us here

Thanks so much and have a great weekend,

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

So cute! I love the fact that sewing is NOT required-I will definitely be doing this!

Serendipity and Spice said...

These are FABULOUS! I love changing out the towels to go with the seasons and holidays! Such a cute idea... I might have to go buy some fabric to make some! I'm hosting a linky party, the theme is all time favorite post- would love it if you joined in!

cheapcraftymama said...

Such a cute idea! I would love for you to share it at my Valentines Party @!

Six Sisters said...

These are so cute!! Love your ideas! We're so glad you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you!! Please come back next Saturday and share more of your great ideas! -The Sisters

Michelle Paige said...

I'm loving your valentine kitchen towels! How fun! Would you be willing to link this post to my Valentine Link Party going on now? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle

Michelle Paige said...

Stopping in again to tell you how cute your towels are...and to thank you for linking up to my Valentine party! I appreciate you doing that!

Aimee - said...

This is SUPER CUTE!!! I'd love for you to come share it at my party, Overflowing with Creativity! The party just began!!! Thanks LOTS!!! XO, Aimee

Elena @ La Petite Vie said...

So adorable, love them! Oh my gosh, I wish I could sew, but love the idea of using fabric glue, can't wait to try it out!

Frazzled Mom of Five said...

I love these towels- I am a no good sewer so these look awesome!
New Follower!
~Jen @

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

These towels are so adorable! Who needs to sew when they look this good?!

Mrs. Crafty Pants said...

Thanks for all the love on the towels!.... Dont worry, there will be plenty more where that came from!

Aimee - said...

Thanks for linking up! Just checking, did you see my Lisa Leonard giveaway yet?

XO, Aimee

Tisha said...

Love me some heatnbond! These towels are way too cute! I'd love it if you would link up at my Show & Tell party, going on now @ the Delectable Home!

Ginger Zuck said...

Very sweet! I love your towels. Came over from Cedar Hill Ranch. Have a great week.

Amanda Dale said...

These are so cute! You should do a giveaway with them! Thanks for linking up at Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you next week!

Wendy Mac said...

Great idea! The look so cute!! ( and easy)