Keeping it Simple: CTR towel

Thursday, May 23, 2013

CTR towel

My oldest son turned 8 this year and in our church, that is when they get baptized to become a member of the church.  I wanted to make him something special with his name on it but I didn’t want it to be something that he wouldn’t use.  So I decided that it would be fun to make him a towel to use on him baptism day. 
CTR towel
This is how I made it:
I took some heat bond applique material and fabric.  I cut them the same size and then I ironed the fabric onto the rough side of the heat bond. 
CTR towel (1)
Using CCR, I designed the towel.  I couldn’t find a image that was the CTR shield, so I made one myself.  I did find a shield and then I used the CCR basics fonts to make the letters.  Using the little arrows, I adjusted the size and slant of the letters.
CTR towel2
This is how it looks when I got it all rearranged.  I then separated the two and just cut out the shield.
CTR towel
I placed the fabric onto my cutting mat (taking off the paper on the back) and then cut it using my Cricut and the settings of blade 4 and depth 4.  Just to make sure it cut, I had it cut it twice. 
CTR towel (2)
Next for the heat transfer vinyl, I flipped the letters horizontally.
CTR towel3
I cut it out of gold heat transfer using the setting 3 and 3.  Then I peeled away the excess heat transfer. 
CTR towel (3)
I ironed the shield onto the towel.
CTR towel (4)
Then I sewed the sewed onto the towel. 
CTR towel (5)
I then ironed on the CTR onto the shield.
CTR towel (6)
Next I ironed on the name.
CTR towel (7)
To make sure that it didn’t fall off in the wash, I sewed the heat transfer onto the towel 
CTR towel (8)
I did the same thing to CTR.
CTR towel (9)
And that’s it!  It was super easy to make.
CTR towel (12)
I wrapped it up with a ribbon and it’s all ready for his baptism.
CTR towel (13)
Here is the reaction my son gave when he saw what it said.  He just thought it was a regular white towel.  I’m so glad that he liked it!
Kanyon baptism (43)

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4 comments:

  1. Very cool! Will have to try when my kids turn 8. THanks for sharing!

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  2. This is so awesome! Thanks for sharing and congrats on him getting baptized!

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  3. This is lovely! Thank you for sharing. Now, I'm off to google CTR to see what it stands for.

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  4. Hi there! I was amazed on how you made that gift to your son. I really admire how you finished it with love and willingness. You’re son is very delighted, too! I’m glad both of you are happy and contented. Keep up with the spirit and have a nice day!

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