Monday, December 24, 2012

Child's Artwork Christmas Dish Towel

Merry Christmas!! I have a tradition each year of making a present for each of my boys. In the past it has been lego tables, fire stations, quilts, etc. I wanted to pass on that love of gifting to my children. This year I helped my oldest make a dish towel for his grandma. It was a great way to transform a child's artwork into a gift. He brought home homework, that was to draw a Christmas tradition. His drawing consisted of a Christmas tree decorated in balls with a little boy beside it. It was the perfect memory to capture.
 
 
Supplies:
 
Light colored fabric
Dish Towel
Fabric Markers
Heat and Bond
 
To begin with, I took his drawing. The boy just might look a little creepy, but my son is not exactly an artist. This is his best drawing to date!
 
 
 
I used a small sheet of transfer paper layered between the picture and the light colored fabric. The order...light colored fabric on the bottom, transfer paper ink side down, and then the drawing on the very top.



I traced his artwork onto the fabric and then colored it in with the fabric markers.

 
I tried to color a bit messy so it would look like his original drawing.

 
Next, I found some cute festive dish towels on sale. Yipee! I cut my son's artwork on fabric down to a little rectangle. I then used heat and bond on the back and ironed it to my dish towel.
After a simple zig zag stitch around the perimeter it was done!
 

I loved it so much I made a second one for myself! This turned out to be a very fast way to make a personalized gift my mom will always treasure. I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday!!
 
 

2 comments:

  1. I don't understand why you need transfer paper? I really want to make this...need help. :)

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    1. I used transfer paper because it was a drawing my son had already done. Your child could draw directly on the fabric if you wanted them to.

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