Home improvements and DIYs are one of the hottest trends lately. Even those who are generally not very skilful at crafts are showing interest in creating and up cycling handicrafts and old items. One of the major reasons that has triggered the DIY and crafts craze is the increasing viral content on social media particularly from Pinterest boards and YouTube tutorials. Even if you have never crafted anything beyond your school projects, these cute videos and pictures of DIY projects will lure you to try your hands on them. Moreover, after a super hectic lifestyle and increasing stress and depression, these projects offer major therapy.
One of the best things that have come out of the DIY trend is that it has helped highlighting importance of items that otherwise seem immaterial to us. These trends have taught us how we can use cheap junk material and turn them into the most beautiful objects. One of the most hyped materials in the craft circuits and the cyber world these days are the flour sack towels. Flour sack towels have been around for ages, but they were only purchased as kitchen towels and cleaning supplies. However, today crafters have become one of the major customers of flour sack towels. Here are a few reasons that explains why flour sack towels are so hyped in the digital world.
Great Cleaning Solution
For starters, the new age flour sack towels are getting better at what they were originally meant to do. Flour sacks were earlier used as cleaning and drying cloths because of their drying power. Later, textile manufacturers started to produce kitchen towels using flour sack materials and refined it for better quality. Today you will find wide varieties of flour sack towels that are at times even sold at a premium price under a brand name.
Flour sack towels today are produced with more refined cotton material using better weaving technologies. As a result, not only their absorbency power has improved significantly, but they also leave behind much lesser lint and do not bleed colour. Today flour sack towel blanks are known for their soft smooth textures and fluffy machine friendly cotton either in plain white or in a variety of vibrant colours.
Diaper Solutions and Infant Supplies
As cute as our little munchkins are, they need loads of supplies that are just meant to handle their poop and most of those supplies are insanely heavy on the pocket. Moreover, the rising inflation and deteriorating economic situation is making situation worse for most parents. Economic aspects aside, disposable diapers are also not a very eco-friendly article given the carbon footprint they tend to leave behind.
Flour sack towels are a super creative and cost-effective alternative for all your nappy needs. Besides using them as nappies, they can also be used as changing mats, incontinence sheets, wipes, bibs and what not. If your flour sack towels are of good quality light weight material, you might as well consider using them as swaddle sheets. The only thing that you need to be careful about is that flour sack towels are available in different qualities so if your baby is meant to wear them on, make sure you go for 100% pure cotton and not for anything synthetic.
Aesthetic Elements for Interiors
Decorating your house using specific aesthetic elements to give the interiors a certain look and feel is quite a trend in the present era. That means that if a certain part of your living space, say your kitchen is designed using a theme or colour, every accessory has to be picked carefully so that it blends well into the interiors. So much so that even your refrigerator, window curtains and kitchen towels should blend well with the theme and should not look like an eye sore. Finding regular towels to serve that person is either super hard or super expensive.
However, flour sack towels offer an excellent alternative for using them as a décor element. A lot of Pinterest blogs are full of ideas for up cycling your flour sack towels by easy paint and print hacks to go with your kitchen theme. Even if you don’t want to DIY yourself, Amazon and Etsy stores are full of Pre-designed cute kitchen towels that will accentuate your kitchen theme.
Sewing and Embroidery
Whether you are looking for a great material to practice your embroidery and sewing skills or you want to sew some cool home and fashion textiles, flour sack towels are the best choice. Firstly, these towels will cost you much lesser than any other regular cotton fabric that you will buy from a textile store. Besides that, these towel sheets get hooped amazingly well. The weave of these towel allow you to knot your embroider day stitched securely and easily. You can create cute embroidered art pieces, gift wraps, head bands, wrist bands, socks, kid’s textiles, cushions, throws, table linen and a gazillion more things.
One of the most frustrating part of makeup and skin care rituals is having a good quality organic wipes and towel sheets. Commercially available wipes are either too expensive or loaded with chemicals. Moreover, they are usually too small. Flour sack towels can be excellent wipes and exfoliation clothes during cleansing, facial and even makeup removing rituals. If you wish to use them as makeup wipes, you can simply dab them with micellar water and use them as wipes.
A quick online search for uses of flour sack will leave you shocked about the millions of ways you can use these little sheets of towels. They can literally be used as everything under the sun, which pretty much explains why they are so viral in cyberspace. If you need a unique canvas to create an art piece, and at the same time you can use them as drop cloths when eating or for pet care. They can be used as spa towels, lining baskets for baked goodies or gifts, curtains, bath robes and dozens of other ways.