Being a collector of vintage linens, I’ve always loved the tea towel calendars from the 50s. I don’t know why they ever stopped making them, but I’ve decided it’s time to bring them back. And so, I present to you – not one, but two – tea towel designs that you won’t find anywhere, but here. Just print them on iron-on transfer paper, and iron them onto a flour sack towel (or a bit of fabric from your stash).
These would make great gifts on their own or as part of a gift basket.
- The tea towels designs are inverted, so they’ll read correctly when transferred to fabric. Don’t be alarmed when they come out of your printer looking backwards
- Make sure your printer is set to landscape
- Read the directions that come with your transfer paper carefully, to ensure you’re feeding it into your printer the right way
- Do a test run on regular paper (in draft mode), to make sure everything is set up properly before you print to transfer paper
- For the best results, use your iron-ons soon after printing them
Tip: Target has the cheapest prices on iron-on transfer paper that I’ve found. Their prices are about half what you’ll pay at an office supply store.