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The Leading Manufacturer & Distributor of Blank and Printed Flour Sack Towels in North America

14 Quick and Easy Flour Sack Towel Designs

Blank flour sack towels are one of the most versatile craft materials to get any project started. Look at these clever do-it-yourself craft ideas that turn ordinary into extraordinary flour sack towel designs.

DIY Flour Sack Tea Towels

Customized Aprons

Aprons are easy to create with a large flour sack. Our aprons are totally plain, which means you have a blank canvas to put your own design on it. You could head over to our DIY Tea Towels blog here for ideas on what you can do to personalize your apron. 

We have two styles of flour sack aprons you could choose from. Select your favorite method of crafting such as watercoloring, print tracing or embroidery and fashion it with ribbon. You could even add more pzazz with dyes, stamps, and other embellishments! What’s more is we offer an exceptional printing service so that you can upload your own digital design such as a pattern, inspiration quote or a photograph and we will print this onto your customized apron.

Aprons make great housewarming gifts and for those who love to cook, you can never have too many!

Shop Printed Customized Branded Aprons here!

Customizable Blank Aprons

Shop our Plain Flour Sack Aprons Here and Customize them using our Apron Printing Service!


DIY Dip Dyed Hand Towels

Ombré projects have been very trendy lately. Ombré means “to shade” in French and is known for having the characteristic dipped dye effect that fades a color from light to dark. Want to add a splash of color to your flour sack kitchen towel design? This super simple project is accomplished with one packet of dye, salt, dish soap, hot water and gloves.

Step 1. Visit our blog on How to make tea towels more absorbent - this blog will teach you how to wash your towels for first time use and essentially prolong it’s life.

Step 2. Mix the packet of dye, salt, dish soap and hot water together in a washing up bowl.

Step 3. Gently dip a third of your flour sack towel into the solution, watch the dye soak up to wherever you would like the lightest part of the ombre effect to start. Remove it, and then leave it to dry for 10 minutes before dipping it again. 

Step 4. Repeat step 3 a few times until your whole tea towel is in the dye solution. Each dip, more of the towel is submerged in the dye mixture, allowing more dye to set into the parts already exposed. The effect is quite spectacular!

Custom Throw Pillows from Flour Sack Towels

Custom throw pillows are another great project that can add a personal touch to your home décor. In less than thirty minutes you can fashion this simple sewing project and create sofa or bedding pillows in a snap! 

Just fold the towel in half, sew two of the sides to make a pocket, and stuff it. Be sure to turn the printed side out before filling so that unique flour sack towel design will show. Sew up the open side once stuffed and you’ll have a comfortable handcrafted pillow in no time!

Blank Custom Throw Pillows

Throw Pillow Printing Service - Blank Pillow

Flour Sack Towel Design #4: Make Your Own Cloth Diapers

Another great flour sack towel design is that they can make great cloth diapers that are eco-friendly and fun to use. Flour sacks towels are soft on the skin and super absorbent. Cloth diapers are so easy to fold and there are several tutorials and folding techniques to choose from. Select an adorable safety pin to fasten it all together and you’ll never want to use those store-bought printed diapers again!

Flour Sack Towel Design #5: Embroidered Wall Art

For wall art with a vintage touch, you can turn a flour sack towel into a beautifully embroidered canvas. Select a favorite picture or text to use for your design. Paint or iron-on to print the image onto the flour sack. Use a sewing machine to embroider your design and the imagery will soon pop right off the fabric. Wrap the towel around a wood frame using staples to fasten and you’ll have a neat wall canvas ready to hang.

blank tea towels for embroidery

Flour Sack Towel Design #6: Customized Curtains

For the sewing novice, you can easily create your own flour sack designer curtains with minimal effort. With the added advantage of hemmed seams, all you need to do to make some adorable curtains is sew a 2-inch pocket hem on one side to feed the curtain rod through. You could even use no-sew hemming tape and iron the seam with no need to sew at all. Add some embellishments like ribbon, embroidery, or dyes to add even more personal touch.

Flour Sack Towel Design #7: Children’s Skirt

Flour sacks towels are the perfect amount of fabric for creating adorable skirts for kids. Want to try a fun project with your child? This project is even great for the young ones to get involved. Try some fabric dyes to make neat color splashes. Once the fabric is dyed, fold a long edge over about 1 inch and sew it to make a pocket. Next, sew the two shorter edges together and use ribbon to fasten the skirt with a drawstring. These skirts are great for spring and summer!

Flour Sack Towel Design #8: Reusable Grocery Bag

Everyone is getting into the eco-friendly trend and with so many stores offering reusable shopping bags, you might want to consider making your own for a more personal touch. Making grocery bags from our flour sack towels is super simple! 

Start by adding dyes, paint, or other embellishments to the plain flour sack towel before sewing. When ready, turn the printed side inwards and sew the sides shut, leaving one short end open. Turn it out and sew some ribbon for handles. Voila!

Flour Sack Towel Design #9: Checker Board Game

Flour sack towels can even be used to create homemade games to use at home and backyard parties. Another fun project for young kids is to create a checkerboard pattern on the flour sacks surface. Not only will you be getting some hands-on fun, you’ll also be practicing math skills as you plot out the number of squares needed. Try making your own potato stamp for a fun painting tool, and gather some small smooth rocks and paint them for your game pieces.

Screen Printed Wall Art

Screen printing is fun and easy to do at home. Nearly any design can be transferred onto the absorbent flour sack surface. At Mary’s Flour Sack Towels we have our very own printing service. Head over to our custom printed towel service here. When signed, sealed and delivered, stretch and staple on a wooden frame for a ready to hang wall canvas. Cute little gift idea too!

Flour Sack Towel Design #11: Wrapping Fabric

Embellish the flour sack towel with dyes, paints, and patterns and use it to wrap gifts. This fun wrapping technique is friendly to the environment and the gift recipient can re-purpose the wrapping in a variety of ways too! Fasten the wrap with a nifty knot, ribbon, or pins for an added touch.

Flour Sack Towel Design #12: Beach Tote Bags

Totes are always handy and creating your own allows you to customize to your personal taste. Add a design, embroider, paint, or dye. When ready to sew, flip the printed side inwards, sew to make a pocket, turn-out and add some handles. Totes make great gifts, and could even serve as a custom gift bag.

Flour Sack Towel Design #13: Favorite Recipe Tea Towels

Flour sack tea towels or napkins can be made for nearly any occasion. Fun for outdoor BBQ’s and parties, or for simple afternoon lunches. Tea towels are elegant and customizing them to match your home décor or themed event is even more fun. Try a variety of techniques to embellish your tea towel from--cut vegetables dipped in paint for unique prints, stamps, or dyes.

Flour Sack Towel Design #14: Flour Sack Towel Dress

In the 1930’s using flour sacks became popular for making clothes at home as the Great Depression took its toll on many households. With cotton shortages occurring, it was more important than ever to repurpose those sacks. This vintage look is making a comeback now, and this do-it-yourself project is perfect for creating a fashionable summer dress. Flour sacks are light, breathable, and soft--so you’ll love the way it feels.

flour sack towel dress stitching

Mary’s Flour Sack Towel Designs Round Up

Flour sack towels are easy and affordable to obtain. Purchase a package of plain ones from Mary’s Kitchen Flour Sack Towels as as you can see there are a variety of crafty projects that you can create for gifts, home décor, or personal use. Happy crafting!


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