Machine Embroidered Halloween Towels Project Idea

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Halloween Machine Embroidered Towels

Use your embroidery machine to create some special towels for Halloween. These make great gifts or for your own house. Watch our video to learn about these towels and the patterns used to make them.

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To make these machine embroidered Halloween towels, first purchase towels you like from the store (see below for some purchase option ideas). You can start with plain towels or towels with designs on them already.

Remember, each towel you purchase makes two finished towels. So, they can be a great value!

Halloween Machine Embroidered Towels

These towels shown above were purchased in a pack of two towels. From those two towels, you can get four finished towels (we are only showing two in the photo). You will also need two coordinating fabrics to use for the towel topper.

The towel shown on the left, when cut in half made two towels without more changes. For the towel on the right, the pattern was printed on the towel all in one direction. Don't worry, you still can get two towels from it. To get the 2nd towel, take the bottom seam out of the one which would be upside down. This removed seam will be put into the topper. Finish the bottom of the towel by folding up the seam 1/2" twice and then sewing a top stitch across to hold it in place.

For the 2nd one, I also decided to add the extra trim along the bottom with the orange poms. To add the trim, just pin it to the bottom seam and then sew it on with a top stitch.

The towel topper was created with the embroidery machine and a pattern from Embroidery Garden (see below for a link to purchase the pattern). These toppers are really quick to stitch out as they only have three minutes of stitching time. So, these can be sewn really quickly. The Embroidery Garden design comes with a complete photo tutorial PDF which explains how to cut, sew and add the topper onto your towels. I cut several out ahead of time and have them in a pile ready to go. Then I can just stitch them out quickly in a series.

Finally, you can add some Kam Snaps to your towels. Kam snaps come in many colors and are easy to install. We have a video which explains How to install the Kam Snaps. Find links below to purchase Kam Snaps.

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How to install Kam Snaps

Halloween Machine Embroidered Towels

The two above towels were made with a plain grey and white towel. Even plain towels can become something special! The "fraidy cat" was machine embroidered onto the towel first using a pattern from Bird Brain Designs. Find a link to the Bird Brain designs pattern pack below.

These towels were then finished by adding a topper to the towel with the same pattern as the previous towels above.

If you haven't machine embroidered on a towel before, watch our video for a great tutorial and tips. Don't forget to use a wash away topper to keep the "fluff" of the towel down when embroidering! Click below for the video tutorial.

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Halloween Machine Embroidered Towels

This is a close up of the "Fraidy Cat" embroidery. The embroidery pack comes with several cute Halloween embroideries.

Halloween Machine Embroidered Towels

This is another cute towel which was a plain grey towel with an embroidery added "It's all about the shoes". This embroidery comes in a pack from Designs By JuJu (find the link below to purchase the pattern pack). This is a machine applique embroidery pattern and is a cute design. There are also several other designs in the pack.

This towel was also finished by adding a topper with the same towel topper pattern as the previous towels above.

Halloween Machine Embroidered Towels

This is a close up of the "It's all about the shoes" embroidery. The embroidery pack comes with several cute Halloween embroideries.

We hope you enjoyed this project idea and make some Halloween Towels for yourself or for gifts. See below for links to purchase the patterns, towels, Kam Snaps and other supplies you may need for this project. Purchases of supplies through our links gives us a small commission, so purchasing through our links helps us to keep making more videos.

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Bird Brain Designs - Halloween Tea Towel Designs

This design pack has the "Fraidy Cat" design. Bird Brain Designs

Designs by JuJu - Halloween Word Art

This design pack has the "It's all about the Shoes" design. Designs By Juju

Embroidery Garden - In the Hoop Kitchen Set

This set contains the towel topper pattern used to make these towels. Embroidery Garden


KAM Plastic Resin Snaps

Glossy Black Size: 20 (T5) 100 complete sets Affiliate Link to


KAM Snaps/Plastic Snap Sets

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KAMsnaps Plastic Resin Snaps

100 white Size: 20 (T5) Affiliate Link to


KAMsnaps Starter Pack

KAMsnapsĀ® K2 pliers, awl & size 20, standard length KAM plastic snaps included (everything you need to get started). 100 complete snaps (200 caps, 100 sockets, 100 studs) in 10 assorted rainbow colors. Affiliate Link to


KAMsnaps Starter Pack

KAMsnapsĀ® K2 pliers, awl & size 20, standard length KAM plastic snaps included (everything you need to get started). 500 complete snaps (1000 caps, 500 sockets, 500 studs). 100 caps, 50 sockets, 50 studs per color. 10 colors. Affiliate Link to


Big One Kitchen Towel Set 5 Pack.Khaki Striped Chevron Pattern

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KAM Snap Press Plier Hand Setter Tool and 4 Dies Sizes

Tools and accessories needed to install KAMS. Dies sizes: 3, T5, T8A and T8B Affiliate Link to

Kitchen Towels

100% cotton, 18" x 28". Towels come in multiple color, flat woven fabric is perfect for monogramming, machine embroidery or printing for Mother Day's, birthdays and holiday gifts. Affiliate Link to Amazon

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Sulky Tear, Easy Stabilizer, 8" by 11 yd

This is the type of stabilizer I love to use for these projects. Affiliate Link to


Sulky Water Soluble Stabilizer

This stabilizer dissolves in water. Use as a design template, as a pattern guide and as a stitch support. Size: 12" by 9 yards. Affiliate Link to Amazon

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