Hand-painted Linen Kitchen Towels & Napkins

  • 2018-08-18

In my kitchen, each season I change out accents to make the otherwise neutral room feel similar to that particular season. Little touches like adding clean colored kitchen towels and a stack of linen napkins could make a big difference in making the entire bedroom feel just like Spring, for case in point. To be able to match my seasonally evolving home, I have made a range of custom home linens that boast the best color combinations and hand-stitched monograms. On top of that, this job can be done by the most un-gifted artist.

  • fabric paint
  • brushes
  • painter’s tape
  • water
  • drop fabric or craft paper
  • linen fabric
  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • a pair of scissors

Directions :

Begin by reducing the linen into the size of that you’d like to try to make. For a napkin, a 20-inch square is a standard size, and 24 by 30-inches works ideal for kitchen towels. Allow 1-in. extra around the perimeter for the seam. Place a bit of craft paper on your own surface before beginning. Place the linen down and work with painter’s tape to create stripes. For a ‘plaid’ effect you’ll do the perpendicular stripes in split phases.

To help make the paint, mixture the color you’d prefer to use after that dilute it with 2 parts water. Dip your paint brush in the color, then dab off until the vast majority of the liquid can be off of the brush, leaving only a small amount coating the bristles. That is called a dry brush method. Lightly begin to brush the liquid on with actual strokes. Continue until each of the stripes certainly are a homogeneous color and strength.

Remove the tape and replicate to complete your decision on the pattern.

Allow paint dry for a number of hours.

Hem the edges of the linens with a 1/2 seam. Rinse in cold water and press.

I set an “H” monogram on our napkins with embroidery floss by using a simple running stitch.


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