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Fall Kitchen Crafts: Owl Towels

I can’t tell you how much I love saying “Owl Towels” out loud. Go ahead and try it – it’s so much fun! OK, craft geekiness aside, this cute fall craft for kids is something I made last year, then gave to my mom. The kids helped with cutting and sewing on the buttons – I really only did the ironing so that they wouldn’t burn themselves. This is a great stash-busting project – you only need a tiny amount of fabric to pull it off.

Owl Towels Kitchen Craft

Owl Towels Kitchen Craft

Owl Towel Kitchen Craft Materials

Fusible web interfacing

Fabric scraps

Tea towels (washed to remove sizing and ironed)

Buttons

Thread

How to Make This Easy Kids Kitchen Craft

Print out our free owl template:

Printable Owl Template

Printable Owl Template

Then iron on your fusible web interfacing onto the back of your fabric scraps. Be sure to keep the wax paper on the outside intact and follow the manufacturer instructions closely to ensure a strong bond:

Using Fusible Web Interfacing for Applique

Using Fusible Web Interfacing for Applique

Trace the owl body, eye and beak parts onto different pieces of fabric. You may want to be very strategic about placement if you want the fabric pattern to line up with the pieces. For example, you can see that I traced the circles so that they centered on flowers in the fabric design. This, of course, is a moot point if you are using solids or a tiny pattern.

Wash and iron your tea towels.

Cut out the pieces and arrange them onto your tea towels as desired. Fusible web is so great for applique, because you can move things around to your heart’s content until you get things exactly where you want them.

Arranging the Tea Towel Applique Pieces

Arranging the Tea Towel Applique Pieces

Iron the applique pieces in place according to the interfacing instructions.

Then sew pretty buttons into the middle of the owl’s eyes, and you are done!

Discussion

8 comments for “Fall Kitchen Crafts: Owl Towels”

  1. Cutest owls EVER! Love this!

    Posted by Amanda | September 16, 2010, 10:29 pm
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  3. woo jr! phew! how clever u are! i like this cute owl template. i paste owl fabric on card with glue. my mum likes it. thank u for your template.

    Posted by tommy tan | September 23, 2010, 9:18 am
  4. [...] a little Halloween cheer and sneak in the shadows to surprise each other with goodies. I saw these owl towels a few months ago and decided that they would be the perfect gift for Boo'ing. So, surprise Courtney [...]

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  7. [...] Using Fusible Web Interfacing for Applique Then iron on your fusible web interfacing onto the back of your fabric scraps. Be sure to keep the wax paper on the outside intact and follow the manufacturer instructions closely to ensure a strong bond: Trace the owl body, eye and beak parts onto different pieces of fabric. Fall Kitchen Crafts: Owl Towels | Craft Jr. – StumbleUpon [...]

    Posted by DIY Crafts by jadegail - Pearltrees | December 2, 2011, 2:47 pm
  8. [...] my owl lover.  I ripped some white muslin to size and then attached the owl using the method on Craft Jr.’s tutorial.   I still really want to make the towels since they are cuter than the napkin. [...]

    Posted by Owl Napkin « Roo's Casa | December 7, 2011, 8:25 pm

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