This personalized flour sack towel project is a fun way to try out heat transfer vinyl with your Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore machines. Cut out a favorite image or saying to add a bit of fun to your kitchen decor!
Hi there, Kenarry readers! It’s Kelly from Typically Simple and I’m back this month with a fun project you can make using your Cricut or Silhouette! I love being able to use my Cricut Explore to create custom items for the home. And plain flour sack towels are always my go-to item for personalizing and giving as a gift.
This is also a perfect project for a beginner just getting familiar with their cutting machine. Heat Transfer Vinyl was a bit intimidating the first time I used it, but once I learned a few basic tips and tricks, it definitely became a favorite material to use for projects!
Personalized Flour Sack Towel Tutorial
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- Cricut Explore or Silhouette Cameo
- Cutting mat
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Flour sack towels
- Weeding tool
- Iron or Cricut EasyPress
1. Create your project using the design software for your cutting machine.
2. Before cutting the project, make sure to mirror the text so it is backwards.
3. Place the Heat Transfer Vinyl shiny side down on the cutting mat.
4. After the project has been cut, weed out all the excess vinyl from around and inside the letters or image.
5. The backing will be a bit sticky. Place it sticky side down onto the flour sack towel.
6. Press using an iron or the Cricut EasyPress for the amount of time listed on the HTV directions. Usually about 25-30 seconds using some light pressure.
7. Peel up the backing to reveal your design on the towel.
A few tips to remember before using HTV:
- Prewash your item and do not use fabric softener.
- Iron out any wrinkles before placing HTV on the fabric.
- Always remember to mirror text in the design program.
- If the backing doesn’t peel off of the HTV after pressing, use the iron to press it again for a few more seconds.
- There are lots of different types of HTV, so check packaging for specific temps and times for pressing.
These personalized flour sack towels would be super cute wrapped up in some ribbon with a few wooden spoons to give as a thoughtful housewarming gift! Plus it’s a great way to get creative with your cutting machine designing projects with different fonts and images.
Here are a few more Cricut & Silhouette projects you might enjoy!
With a passion for teaching, crafting, and photography, Kelly created a blog that weaves them all together. From easy dinner recipes to quick DIY projects, Typically Simple provides creative inspiration for cooking and baking, crafting with kids, learning activities, and more. A classroom teacher for seven years, Kelly now stays at home with her very energetic little boy. Armed with her hot glue gun and a cup of coffee, she enjoys working on craft and DIY projects during nap-time. You might also find her taste-testing new recipes in the kitchen!