On Monday we ran through how to make your own stamp with a pantry staple in a quick five minutes. If you missed that post check out the potato stamp tutorial here.
If you are armed and ready with your potato (or any other stamp of your choice) let’s make some cute hanging towels.
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What You Need
I used a shoe box top I had handy as my paint palette.
You can do some test runs to decide how much paint is going to get you the look that you would like. I decided on this project that I was embracing the wabi-sabi of it all. So my hearts and squares are imperfect, uneven, and making me happy.
I found holding my fabric down as I pulled up the stamp left a cleaner image. Otherwise, the stamp tends to pull the fabric up with it and lead kind of mushy shapes.
I used black paint and alternated stamps for one towel, and kept the other to hearts for upcoming Valentine’s day. But you can mix up your paint colors, and stamps to create a design that works for your space.
Throw a paint smock on your kid and let them add something personal to their space.
Let your fabric dry. The more paint you use on your stamp the stiffer the paint will be when it dries. If you are looking for a softer feel you can either prep your paint for it or go with a lighter level of paint.
Make your Hanging Towel
Download and Print the Template- Get the Pattern Here.
If you would like further examples of these towels and more details check out the more detailed tutorial here.
Print out your template and cut 2 from your topper fabric. I used a quilting cotton for my topper.
Press up 3/8″ hem toward the wrong side on both pieces.
Sew your two pieces right sides together at 1/4″. Make sure your hem stays pressed up. I serged mine together, but this will all be enclosed so you don’t need to. You can clip your curves for a cleaner turn.
Turn and press your topper. Gather the top of your towel to match the width of your topper. Tuck your towel into your topper. I usually push about 1/2″ of the top of the towel into my topper.
Stitch straight across the bottom of your towel. This will hold your towel in and close the topper.
I pulled out my Kam snap pliers* But you can also use a button and buttonhole, or velcro!