How To Screen Print Fun Dish Towels

Moonlight Makers
by Moonlight Makers
4 Materials
Want to learn how to screen print dish towels? These make such cute gifts. We love to come up with fun designs and then see them transform into these sweet towels.

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We draw our designs with a sharpie, edit them on photoshop and then we have a local business burn it onto a screen for us. All you need to start then is your screen, a squeegee, some fabric ink, tape and blank dish towels.
We lay out the blank dish towel on a large flat surface,
and lay the screen down where we want the image to be.
We put ink all over the screen and spread it around with the squeegee, flooding the design and then wiping off the ink with some pressure 4 times.
Then we hang the dish towel on a drying rack for 4 hours and put it in the dryer on medium heat for 30 minutes!

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Then hang it on your oven and you're ready to go!
Suggested materials:
  • Blank dish towel   (etsy/ target/ walmart/ sam's club)
  • Speedball fabric ink   (amazon)
  • A screen   (local screen printing company)
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  • Mary Ann Mary Ann on Jan 25, 2017
    Is it expensive to get the screens made?
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  • JC Young JC Young on Mar 08, 2017

    The cloth you used for the dish towels looks more like cloth used for a napkin. It doesn't look like you could use it to dry anything.

    • Moonlight Makers Moonlight Makers on Mar 08, 2017
      Oh you know, they are actually american flour sack towels, really absorbent, we use them for drying dishes and counters everyday :)
  • RC RC on Nov 13, 2020

    Cool! Do you wash the new tea towels before screen printing?