One of my favorite things to decorate during the holidays is my kitchen. This FREE Eat Drink And Be Merry SVG File is perfect to help you make super cute kitchen towels, pot holders, oven mitts, and cutting boards!
This is a very beginner iron-on project that can be completed with minimal supplies, and almost no time at all. Let me show you how I make these.
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One of the best things about making kitchen towels during the holidays that have lovely designs is that it makes it a perfect gift for someone you love.
This design would look great on a few different kitchen blanks, but today I’m going to walk you through how I put this FREE SVG file on flour sack kitchen towels.
What Do I Need To Make This Christmas Kitchen Towel?
Here are all the things I used to make this FREE Eat Drink And Be Merry Kitchen Towel.
- A Blank Flour Sack Dish Towel (I always use these specific ones from Amazon because they’re amazing, but feel free to use any that you can find. Walmart sells them as well.)
- 1 Sheet of Iron-On Vinyl (You do not have to use green, feel free to use any color you’d like.)
- A Good Heat Source. I will be using my Cricut Easy Press (Your household iron will do just fine as well.)
- A Teflon Sheet to cover your iron-on vinyl when you go to press it.
- Your Cricut Cutting Machine With Design Space Readily Available
- This FREE Eat Drink And Be Merry SVG File (Download at the bottom of this post.)
Before you begin cutting your design, you’ll want to make sure to measure just how wide and tall you’ll want it to be on the kitchen towel.
To measure I like to use a measuring tape to figure out how many inches tall and wide my design should be exactly.
It’s a really good idea to fold your towel before measuring, as if you were about to hang it, to give you a good view of the area you will be applying the vinyl to.
Make sure you leave a little bit of room on each side of the design to make sure it looks nice.
Let’s Make A Eat Drink And Be Merry Kitchen Towel With Cricut!
STEP 1: Upload the FREE Eat Drink And Be Merry SVG File to Design Space and size it according to the measurement you want it to be.
Remember to make sure the little lock icon is closed when you go to size your design to make sure it doesn’t get distorted and retains the correct size proportions.
What I like to do for kitchen towels is to place a rectangle shape in my Design Space Canvas, the same size as the area of my towel that I’m using, and then align my design within that rectangle shape to get a good sense of how big it will be once I go to apply it.
STEP 3: Cut and Weed Your Design.
Since you’re working with iron-on vinyl, you absolutely need to remember to mirror your design before you send it to cut.
You can do this once you’ve hit the “Make It” button in Design Space.
Make sure that when you apply your iron-on vinyl to your cutting mat, the shiny part is face down on the mat, and the vinyl itself is facing up.
Once you’ve selected your iron-on vinyl material, send it to cut the design, then weed it.
This means that you will need to remove all of the excess vinyl from your vinyl sheet, leaving just the design itself on the clear transfer paper.
Since you’ll be cutting this design in only a single color of iron-on vinyl, once you’ve weeded your design it’s ready to cut.
If possible, trim a nice rectangle around your design to help you with alignment when you go to apply it.
STEP 4: Align & Press The Design Onto The Towel.
Now you’re ready to press your design onto the kitchen towel. The first step I like to take is to allow my Cricut Easy Press to come to temperature.
If you’re using your household iron for this, just make sure that it gets really hot, but not too hot.
I like to use a setting between Cotton and Polyester. Ideally you’re looking for about 305 degrees.
Next you’ll want to give your flour sack towels a good press to take out any moisture and wrinkles that they may have.
Once again, don’t forget to fold them back up so that you can see the area where you want your design to be.
And now we can press the design!
Make sure that your design looks right ways for you, and that the clear transfer tape is on top.
I like to cover my design with a Teflon sheet, but in a pinch a thin pillow case will do just fine as well.
After you’ve pressed it for about 20-30 seconds, you can remove the transfer sheet, as per the directions of the iron-on vinyl material that you’re using, and reveal your finished towel.
And there you have it! It’s a beaut right? lol
You’ve made a beautiful Christmas kitchen towel that you can add to your own collection, give as a gift with some baked or baking goods, or even sell at a holiday craft fair.
You can use this design for Personal and Commercial Use. If you’d like to share it with your friends (I’d LOVE THIS!), I do ask that you just link them to this post and help support my website. Also, please don’t upload it to a print on demand (POD) website, or send it for mass production.
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Thank you so much for your support, and if you make anything with this design, tag me @PerfectStylishCuts, I love seeing your makes.
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