Tuesday, February 8, 2011

DIY grain sack dish towel

If you read my last post then you know how I feel about grain sacks. LOVE. It would be amazing to be able to stock up on authentic vintage grain sacks, but at more than $40 each, it is just not happening. After checking out all the fabulous French graphics by The Graphics Fairy, I decided I would make some myself. There were so many wonderful designs it was hard to choose. Plus all of the graphics already have the PDF file of the mirror image for FREE. One of my favorite aspects of the grain sacks is the soft feel of the material. I found a 4-pack of plain white flour sack dish towels at World Market for $9.99. They are quite large so I am planning to cover some pillows with them as well. I got some fabric transfer paper at Hobby Lobby, printed out the mirror image of the design, and ironed it on to my dish towel. Just follow the directions given with the transfer paper. This was so easy and I loved the result. I can't wait to make some more with different designs. I am thinking of adding some trim to dress up the bottom of my next creation.

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome! I love how it turned out. Thanks for posting. I may have to get some graphics and try it out! I'm your newest follower. Check me out at youmadethat.blogspot.com