Craft Ideas-Silhouette Challenge: Kitchen Towels

It's time for another craft ideas- Silhouette Challenge.  Going into these challenges, I was extremely excited about getting my machine out and dusting it off.

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  When I first purchased it, I had all these grandiose craft ideas of silhouette projects I was going to do, but then life got in the way (doesn't that happen?)  Well, doing these monthly challenges was just the motivation I needed to make it happen.

Last month, I made a cute Easter egg hunt pail. You can see it, here.

This month, I wanted to make something with my silhouette for my kitchen.  I've been seeing the cutest black and white towels everywhere I look, so I decided to use my machine and make some of my own for a whole lot less expensive.

This was a fun project and turned out really cute!

Supplies Needed:

Grainsack Towels

Silhouette Cameo Machine

Silhouette Heat Transfer Material Vinyl in Black


Clean White Cloth

Silhouette-Craft Ideas Dish Cloth Instructions:

Step 1// Using your Silhouette machine, cut out your vinyl image.  Make sure if you are using words, you are doing it backward, so that when transferred onto the fabric it reads the right way.

silhouette-craft ideasSilhouette Cameo image by

Step 2// Place your vinyl where you want it on the towel.  Smooth it down.

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Step 3// Using a hot iron and a clean white towel, press the iron over the image for approximately 10 minutes.  I used a high heat setting.  Continue moving it back and forth instead of leaving it rest on the towel to avoid burning your fabric! I have read some places that you only need to leave it for 3-5 minutes.  It definitely was longer for me.

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Step 4// The last step is to peel away the clear backing from the vinyl.  You will see that the image adhered.  If it did not, smooth it back down and continue heating with your iron.  If it stuck, then peel off the clear backing, place your towel down again, and continue to heat to set it for a few more minutes.

Then you're done. That's it!

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 I made a set of three kitchen towels each with a different image.  Here is the completed set.

silhouette-craft ideasVinyl Images on Kitchen Towels: Tutorial using a Silhouette Cameo by

I was really scared of this silhouette-craft idea project for some reason, but truly it was not too difficult! You should definitely give it a try.

Ready to see the other fabulous silhouette-Craft Ideas this month?

Image Map

How to Make Sweet Personalized Art With Silhouette Sketch Pens – DIY Passion

Pac Man Family Car Decals – Morena's Corner

Painted Decor Using SVG File – Hob Nail House

April Silhouette Challenge – Kitchen Towels – My Life From Home

Showers Bring Flowers Umbrella – The Deans List

Smile Pillow using Silhouette Fabric Stabilizer – Knock It Off Kim

Mid-Century Modern Ottoman made with Silhouette Freezer Paper Stencil – Tried and True Blog

British Phone Booth Art – Dwell Beautiful

{I'm linking up to these fun weekly link parties!  See the full list HERE.}

To life feeling like home!


  1. Regina says:

    These are really cute. However I am wondering about washing and drying them. Have you dont that yet? How did they turn out after laundering them?

  2. Kati says:

    I love your towels! I just made some with my silhouette too, but maybe I need some more 🙂

  3. Pam says:

    Those are wonderful! Thank you for sharing them at #HomeMattersParty!

  4. Pili says:

    I started reading your post and I thought you were talking about me! I got my Silhouette last year and I was also excited about the amount of projects I could do with it but… life got in the way too. I would really like to try heat vinyl but I was scared for some reason. Now I think I have the confidence to try my own; if you could, I guess I can too!! Pinned!
    Thanks for sharing this post with us at Two Uses Tuesday, I would love if you shared it too in our Sweet Inspiration party which is live every Friday.
    Enjoy the weekend!

  5. I love the simplicity of these towels. They would make darling hostess gifts! Pinned and sharing. Thank you for linking up to Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party this week.

  6. Samantha says:

    How cool! I love shopping for new kitchen towels, but now I want to make my own. Thanks for sharing at the Family Joy Link Party this week!

  7. Emily says:

    These turned out great, Amy! I think the one with the spatula and whisk is my favorite! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday last week.

  8. These are adorable! Quick question: Have you tried washing them, and if so, how did you have any trouble with the transfer coming off?

  9. Angela says:

    These towels are adorable! I love them! Thanks for sharing at Merry Mondays.

  10. Seriously so fun! I just ADORE printed tea towels and these are just the cutest 🙂

  11. Morena says:

    Love the way they turned out!

  12. Stacey says:

    I kind of think we all need a Silhouette! The projects are limitless and come out so cute.

    Thank you for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are thrilled to have you. Sharing on the Poofing the Pillows Facebook page today. 😉

  13. Vanessa says:

    Love farmhouse style and love these!

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