Amy from The Happy Scraps is walking you through a simple farmhouse-inspired design using Color Chimp Luxe heat transfer vinyl! For more project ideas and inspiration, be sure to check out the Craftey Community!
There are so many fun things that you can put heat transfer vinyl onto. One of my very favorite things to do is put it on flour sack towels. They make for a quick project, but they are so much fun! It is a great way to add a little something more to your decor. This Farmhouse Flour Sack Towel is the perfect addition to any farmhouse kitchen. Today, I'm sharing with you how to make it so you can create one for your own home.
For this project, the supplies you'll need are:
- Electronic Cutting Machine (this tutorial uses the Cricut Maker)
- Color Chimp Luxe Heat Transfer Vinyl - Gray
- Color Chimp Luxe Heat Transfer Vinyl - Mint
- Flour Sack Towel - Prewashed & Pressed
- Heat Press or Iron
- Welcome to our Farmhouse PNG (for personal use only)
When you upload your design into Design Space, it will all be one color. To get the two different colors you need, you'll need to slice your design. When I sliced this design, I had to use a circle and triangle welded to a rectangle to get "farmhouse" separated from "to our". Once you have the design sliced apart, attach the gray layers together and the mint layers together. You'll also need to size it to the size that you want. For this project, I selected all of it, and sized it to 5.75". Now you are ready to click "Make it".
When you click "Make it", you'll see your mats. I always make sure that they look right, making sure that I attached them. Then, because I'm using heat transfer vinyl for this, I mirrored my image. There is a little slider on the left hand side, under each of the small sample mats. Click the slider and it will turn green and mirror your image. Click "Continue" and you'll be prompted to select your machine, then your material you're cutting. In Design Space when I cut heat transfer vinyl, I select iron-on. Once the material is selected, you'll be prompted to load your mat and start cutting.
Place your heat transfer vinyl, shiny side down on your mat, and then load it into your machine. Once your designs are cut, weed the pieces out that you don't need.
After your flour sack towel is washed and pressed, fold it how you'd fold it for display. Measure your width and place your gray layer where you want it. You may even want to place the mint layer over the top just for reference, so you can get it centered. Just make sure if you use the mint layer for reference that you remove it before applying heat.
Using the EasyPress, I pressed the first layer for 30 seconds at 315 degrees.
I let it cool slightly, but not completely, and peeled off the carrier sheet.
Now it's time for the mint layer. Place it where it goes, then replace the carrier sheet from the gray layer over the top, making sure that the entire design is covered. Apply heat again to adhere the mint layer. Again, let it cool slightly before peeling the carrier sheet off. Once the carrier sheet is off, turn the towel over and press the back for 15 seconds.
Then your farmhouse flour sack towel is finished and ready to be hung in your kitchen!
It can be so fun to take something ordinary and make it stand out by adding heat transfer vinyl to it.
That is just what adding heat transfer vinyl to flour sack towels does. I love having decorated towels like this hang on my oven as part of the kitchen decor.
If you were to create your own flour sack towel for your kitchen, what would you put on it? There are so many fun ways you can use heat transfer vinyl to decorate your kitchen and home.
You can find more ideas in the gallery on my blog, The Happy Scraps.