My Mommy Style readers!! Thanks for letting us stop by to share a Valentine’s Day tutorial
with you. We are Julia and Elizabeth from Southern Color. Our passion is sharing DIY tutorials with our
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a good knock off project, so today we are sharing with you a Valentine’s
Day dishtowel. This project was inspired by Pottery
Barn’s “LOVE” dish towel. I tweaked the colors and did red wording instead of black
to make it more specific to Valentine’s Day.
this project you will need your trusty Silhouette Cameo, I honestly don’t know what we
would do without ours – it’s awesome! This is the first project I have used Silhouette’s Fabric Interfacing
Clean Cut. To cut fabric on your Silhouette you also need a special fabric blade, this is colored blue instead of your normal blade that is colored black.
step for me was measuring my dishtowel to see how large I wanted my “Love” to be. My stencil
measures 7 x 6 inches. You can download the stencil here – you
will need to save it to your computer as a Silhouette file, then open the file in your Silhouette Studio.
you will need to prep your fabric. I don’t have a picture of this, but you will iron on the fabric
interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric (see instructions on the package). Once the fabric
interfacing is ironed on, you will peel back the white paper. Now stick your fabric on the mat with
the interfacing side down.
For a light cotton fabric I used a blade setting of
4. I have also tried to cut fleece and even with a blade setting of 9, I was not able to get it to
cut. So be sure to test out your blade setting before you start.
the mat into your Silhouette and cut out the project. This is what it looked like when I peeled
back the large piece of extra fabric. The font I chose is probably not the best font for fabric,
there are a lot of cut lines and little pieces.
Peel off all
the additional fabric until your letters look this.
transfer each piece of fabric to your dishtowel. I started with the bottom letters then did the
top. I opted not to use the transfer paper for this step because I was afraid it was too sticky and I’d never get
the fabric off it.
the fabric letters to your dishtowel. You only need to hold down the iron for about 10
seconds to get them to stick.
you have it – a decorative Valentine’s Day dishtowel!
project was pretty quick to complete and I’m really happy with the look. One thing to note
when using the Clean Cut Fabric Interfacing is that this product is for items that won’t have heavy
use or be washed a lot. If you want something more durable you can use the Sewable Fabric Interfacing and sew down the fabric to your dishtowel.
really like Silhouette’s Fabric Interfacing. The only issue I had with this project is a little fabric
fraying; if you look closely at the “L” you can see some fraying. I’m not sure if this is from the
fabric or the interfacing. I would recommend using a font that does not require so many cuts to
help minimize the fraying.
a super cute decorative dish towel for Valentine’s Day and would even make a great gift!
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