Well, I am going to let the cat out of the bag…I cannot sew a stitch when it comes to handwork…no needlepoint, no cross stitch, no quilting…nothing! Yikes! And what makes it even worse is that I come from a long line of mountain women who quilt! I have always wanted to learn to cross stitch, and maybe one day I will, but in the meantime, I have created a no-sew version!
I gave you a little peek at my faux cross stitch Valentine tea towel in my vintage ironstone and sweater hearts Valentine centerpiece. If you would like a closer look, you can see it here.
And here it is! I love it and it was so super-easy and inexpensive! And now I’ll share my secret…it’s really an iron-on transfer!
Can you believe it? It looks so real, doesn’t it? All you need is…
- a vintage-look tea towel…I found mine at Ikea for 79 cents, but I have also seen them at Ross, Michael’s and JoAnn
- a sheet of iron-on transfer paper…I use Avery brand for light fabrics
Then all you have to do is print the cross stitch heart graphic on iron-on transfer paper and, following the directions on the package, apply it to the tea towel and you are done!
And just in case you would like to see more example of my easy faux cross stitch, here’s my Pottery Barn inspired no-sew Valentine tea towel…
…and my monogrammed vintage French linens…actually more Ikea tea towels with iron-on transfers added!
And here's last month’s no-sew project...my no-sew sweater wreath…
…and my favorite no-sew project so far, my no-sew basket liners! Can you tell I am having a lot of fun with our no-sew group?
Be sure to head on over and visit the rest of the no-sew gang to see what they are up to!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my faux cross stitch Valentine tea towel! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
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