Whimsical Iron-on Kitchen Towel Project

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Hello everyone ! It’s Debbie O’Neal of Scrap Me Quick Designs, here to share a quick Iron-On Kitchen Towel Project using a fun SVG image from the May Craft Bundle. This would make a clever gift or just something whimsical for your very own kitchen. 

For today’s tutorial, we will be using the “When In Doubt, Add Bacon” SVG file from Tizzy Labs.


Image 1_When It Doubt Bacon Image

I literally squealed (sorry piggy) when I saw this… we do so love bacon at our house.


Whimsical Iron-on Kitchen Towel Project


Here’s what you’ll need;

  • 1  When In Doubt, Add Bacon SVG file (The May Craft Bundle) – downloaded and installed for die cut machine usage 
  • 1  Cotton Kitchen Towel – Find on Amazon, Kitchen Stores, Discount Stores
  • 1  Roll of Iron-On/ Heat Transfer Vinyl (Navy or color of your choice)
  • A Weeding Tool
  • An Electronic Die Cut Machine  (I used Cricut Maker with Cricut Design Space but it works with Silhouette or other electronic die cut machines capable of cutting SVG files)
  • 1  Household Iron or Heat Press or Cricut Easy Press (I used the Cricut Easy Press)
  • A firm flat surface and a heat resistant pad or towel folded in half to use when you do the ironing


Step 1

Upload the SVG file to your electronic die cut software, here I am using the Cricut Design Space software for Cricut Maker. And then add to your virtual mat as shown below.

Step 1

Step 2

Size your image to fit your kitchen towel. I sized mine at 9“w X 8 “h. In Cricut Design Space, I needed to use the “Attach” feature so that image would remain together for cutting.

Step 2

Step 3

Select the material setting on your die cut machine to cut Iron-On/Heat Transfer Vinyl . In Cricut Design Space, I use Iron-On Vinyl setting. And hit the Make It button.

Step 3

Step 4

Make sure you select MIRROR Image as you need to cut the image in reverse when you use Iron-On/Heat Transfer Vinyl. In Cricut Design Space there is a MIRROR Image toggle switch you need to turn on prior to continuing your cut. You will notice it flips the image to reverse on the virtual mat. IMPORTANT: The shiny side (plastic liner) side goes down on your cutting mat so the image can be cut in reverse.

Step 4

Step 5

After cutting, WEED the Iron-On Vinyl. Note: Weeding means taking away the parts of the image you don’t which to keep. To keep waste to a minimum, I cut out the image from the larger vinyl sheet before I start weeding.


Step 6

Place weeded image on towel centered on bottom half. Apply the heat to the towel and iron-on vinyl according to directions for the Iron-On Product you are using and . For the Cricut Easy Press, I used temperature setting of 315 degrees F for 30 seconds on front side and then 15 seconds on the back side of the towel.

Step 7

Peel off the plastic liner and your fun kitchen towel is finished and ready for gift giving or to add a bit of whimsy to your own kitchen. You can even use it and wash it, just best to air dry for longevity.


And voila, here is the finished product below;

Image 4_Towel on Oven Handle


There are lots of other May Craft Bundle images that would make great Iron-On Projects too. What do you want to make ?


Happy Crafting !





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