I love a good handmade gift that is not only beautiful but useful. In this tutorial, I walk you through step by step how to make your own custom DIY dish towel with free art print. What is lovely about this tutorial is you can use any of the art prints in the Free Printables gallery. I chose two different chickadees that I had painted originally as a print.
- White dish towel or hand towel of your choosing (preferably a smooth fabric)
- Free printable (print the reverse)
- Ink Jet Printer
- Jolee’s Boutique For Light Fabrics (5 transfer sheets) or Avery T-Shirt Transfers
- Take one of the transfer sheets and place it so that your printer prints on the non red lined side. Make sure to follow the instructions in the transfer sheet package as every printer is a bit different. Make sure to print the image in the reverse (for this chickadee image I did both ways to make them facing each other).
- Cut around the image as close to it as possible.
- Line up your image (facedown) where you want it on your fabric.
- Iron according to the transfer image package. Do the same technique for the other two chickadees.
- As soon as you are able, peel off the paper to reveal your design.
- Enjoy your new custom tea towel!
This custom printed dish towel would make a lovely gift wrap as well.
For another DIY transfer tutorial, check out How to Transfer an Art Print to Fabric.
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This tutorial would be equally as lovely as a hand towel for a powder room. If you like this tutorial, please share the love with a comment, share or pin. Thank you!
May the peace of Christ bless you richly this Christmas season,