A few weeks ago, I posted a Hand Stenciled Halloween Pillow that I had made. Well, I liked it so much I decided to shrink the same stenciled images so that it would fit on a hand towel. I might be changing the name to a “bar towel” since I kind of like it hanging on the copper beverage drink stand I use whenever we have a party.
Here is the Hand Stenciled Halloween Pillow that I was talking about. For the towel, I decided to add a bat and the number “13”. Hmmm…I wonder if I should go back and add a bat to my pillow? Anyway…
First thing I did was pull out my stencil burning tool and let it heat up while I printed out a smaller version of the witch after I sized it smaller in my Word program. I found a smallish bat that I liked and made a copy of him too. I cut the stencils out and also pulled out my number stencils and some washable fabric paint.
I stenciled on the “No. 13” first and then after that was dry, I used the top of a spray paint can and traced it with a pencil on the towel to make the moon. When that was dry I then stenciled on the witch and added the bat.
I made the towel out of some painter’s cloth that I had. I used another hand towel as the pattern and cut out my painter’s cloth to the same size. After ironing it, I turn each of the four edges in about 1/4 inch and ironed it in place. Then I turned it a 1/4 inch again on top of itself so that I have a double turned hem. Then I stitched down all four sides with my sewing machine and ironed it one last time. Ready to stencil!
I think it turned out cute and I am glad I added the bat. I might have to make one more to hang in my powder room.