I have this on going love affair with France and Paris. Linens, pillow covers and other fabrics with vintage French graphics are rather pricy. I stamped these fabrics myself. It’s not difficult as long as you follow the instructions carefully.
I downloaded the graphics from THE GRAPHIC FAIRY, but you could use any black and white graphic. THE GRAPHIC FAIRY has the instructions . For these “grain sack” tea towels I cut up and sewed vintage cotton sheets that had been languishing for years in my linen cupboard.
These elegant hand towels were made from a damask tablecloth that was terribly worn and unusable. I cut out the least worn parts (leaving in a few spots that had been hand-mended for a vintage effect), and sewed them into guest towels. All these towels can take a lot of laundering without losing the graphics.
If you don’t have vintage cotton or linen sheets stored in your cupboard you can purchase 100% cotton fabric with a tight weave. The process won’t work on coarse fabric, heavy canvas or burlap.
Wouldn’t these tea towels, of fabric made into pillow covers, make wonderful and very personal Christmas Gifts.