I am excited to join the No-Sew Showcase for our monthly project…this time with a Valentine theme! If you follow my blog, you know how I love tea towels and I am always envious of those fabulous vintage French linens with wonderful handwork!

Baby Kitty 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!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Valentine CenterpieceI 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.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT  No-Sew Faux Cross Stitch Valentine Tea TowelAnd 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!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT  No-Sew Faux Cross Stitch Valentine Tea TowelCan 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

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT  No-Sew Faux Cross Stitch Valentine Tea TowelThen 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!

Don’t you love it? It looks like I spent hours cross stitching but it only took a few minutes!

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…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Monogrammed Vintage French Linens…and my monogrammed vintage French linens…actually more Ikea tea towels with iron-on transfers added!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Sweater WreathAnd here's last month’s no-sew project...my no-sew sweater wreath

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Basket Liners…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
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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