How To Applique Tea Towels
If you want a craft project to keep you occupied this summer and update your plain white tea towels at the same time then you are in luck! This project was first published in the 2014 edition of Handmade Happy, the free craft magazine created every summer, especially for you ^_^ After I’ve been posting projects from the 2015 (most recent) edition of the magazine, I suddenly realised there are plenty more amazing projects from the 2014 edition that I am yet to share and I know you will love. There are so many extra/bonus images, great for sharing, saving and bookmarking if you’re on the go this summer!
You Will Need:
1. Plain white fabric – or batch of cotton tea towels (try ebay)
2. Scraps of patterned fabrics
3. Bondaweb – Fusible Webbing style material (bondaweb is a well known brand and very easy to get hold of)
4. Sharp scissors
5. A pencil
6. An iron
7. A piece of paper for template shape
You will need approximately 14″ x 20″ size plain white fabric or you can use whatever size you want as a tea towel, usually paper size A3 (UK measurements) or plain white cotton tea towels.
Place your patterned fabric scraps on the adhesive portion of the fusible webbing. Make sure your iron is on the “cotton / linen” setting and set it so that there is plenty of steam and iron them slowly.
One side of the webbing is a very thin web of heat sensitive glue, the other side is a paper that can be drawn on easily – it is transparent enough to see through and trace your hexagon pattern pieces with a pencil or pen.
Carefully cut the shapes out around the lines and peel off the paper backing. After you remove the paper, there will be a very thin layer of heat sensitive glue remaining on the fabric.
Place your hexagon shapes on the tea towel (layout completely up to you) and iron them again.
If you want you can sew edges of hexagon shapes with the sewing machine or use it as it is!
The steps in simple collage format:
There were so many fabulous images from Ayda’s project that I’ve had to share lots of them! I hope you enjoy: