Make A Halloween Hand Towel

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*This is a sponsored post as part of Jo-­Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® Celebrate the Season campaign. All opinions are my own.


Joann Fabric and Craft Stores asked us to come up with a fun Halloween project using items from their store. Ok! See the end of this post for more about Joann’s Celebrate The Season campaign and get a sweet coupon!


What you will need:

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An iron
Sewing notions (pins, thread, etc.)
Plain terry cloth hand towel
Selected fat quarters or fabric cuts from Joann Fabric and Crafts
Free applique template
Steam a Seam Sticky Back Fusible Web
1. Print the free template (here)

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Cut out the template pieces and set aside.

Iron the Steam A Seam fusible web to the back of your fabric. You will notice there is a paper side…this should be up and is the side that your iron touches at this point. The ‘web’ side should touch the fabric so it will fuse when ironed.

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Once your Steam a Seam (with the paper backing still on!) is ironed on to the backside of your fabric, trace the pieces of the template onto the paper side of your fabric.

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2. Carefully cut out your pieces.  I find I have an easier time piecing them together if I lay them out back in their spots as each piece is cut.Halloween Hand Towel_0000_DSCF7281
3. Piece together your pieces.

Once you are happy with their placement, remove the paper backing on each piece and iron on to your towel. The Steam a Seam creates a fabulous permanent bond. If you will wash these towels, you might want to stitch them on as well for extra insurance.

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4. Sew or embroider as desired and you are done!

I have included both the pumpkin shapes and “Boo!” letters in the free template so you can use either or both in your design. In the towel pictured, I also used the Steam a Seam to attach a fabric border to the bottom. You can add any fabric or ribbon just like this or anything you would like.

For more inspiration, check out all of these awesome holiday crafts from Joann’s blogger partners:

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