If you’re short on space like we are or if you just don’t want to buy a huge pink plastic play kitchen set, this Mid-Century Fabric Play Kitchen tutorial and free cut file is for you! It can be rolled out to be played with on practically any surface and when your kid is done, just roll it back up and store. This project is a lifesaver if you’ve got multiple kids too. They’re so inexpensive and easy to make, everyone can have their own Mid-Century Fabric Play Kitchen!
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Mid-Century Fabric Play Kitchen with Free Cut File
- Cutting Machine (I love my Cricut!)
- Heat Transfer Vinyl (Black & Gold)
- Brick 600 Heat Transfer Sheet (Red & Black)
- Iron or Heat Press
- Free Mid-Century Fabric Play Kitchen Cut File
Step 1. Before we begin, I wanted to talk a bit about an awesome new (to me, at least!) vinyl that really makes this project. Brick 600 Heat Transfer Sheet is a really thick version of heat transfer vinyl and makes the perfect raised stove top! It’s definitely a specialty vinyl that you won’t use all the time but I loooooooved using it in this project.
Step 2. Download the free Mid-Century Fabric Play Kitchen cut file and pull into your cutting machine program. It’s an SVG file so all the different color layers should separate in the program. At least, that’s what happened with my Cricut! Cut and weed the vinyl shapes. I used the “Light Cardstock” setting for cutting the Brick 600 vinyl.
Step 3. Layout the standard heat transfer vinyl first and iron in place. I like using this Heat Transfer Cover Sheet!
Step 4. With the standard heat transfer vinyl in place, it’s time to add the raised burners! Because of the thickness of the Brick vinyl, applying it takes a two step approach. The first step is laying it in place, covering with protective sheet, and then pressing with heat for only about 10 seconds. Don’t mess with it too much because it’s not fully secure at this point. You’re just to making sure it stays in place during the next step.
Step 5. Flip the entire placemat over and apply heat from the backside for at least 30 seconds. Since the vinyl is so thick, ironing from the back helps secure the cut out better. Allow to cool completely before removing the protective cover from the frontside of the vinyl.
Step 6. Continue adding the raised vinyl pieces to all the burners and the knobs.
With your Mid-Century Fabric Play Kitchen complete, all you have to do is place it on a flat surface for hours of make-believe fun! And when they’re done playing…
Just roll it up and store away!
I absolutely love how the Brick 600 vinyl worked for the raised burners! It really adds to the overall effect of this project.
Hope you have fun making one for your kids and don’t forget to share pictures with me on social media! I love seeing projects of mine that you make your own!