I went to College Station on my birthday last week and treated myself to fabric rather than a meal at a restaurant. It was so much better picking out the Spring line of Amy Butler, Heather Bailey and Michael Miller fabric than ordering bow-tie festival at Johnny Carino's...and besides when I got home Matt had tiramisu waiting for me....he is the best!
There were so many cheerful and spring-like fabric choices that I could hardly contain myself so I ended up getting a little bit of everything. When you buy fabric in small amounts your projects need to be scaled down a bit so I decided to spruce up some kitchen towels. This is a very easy project and again a cheap way to practice beginner sewing skills. My creations are never perfection, I just think of something and go for it with no concerns of the outcome. If I was a perfectionist I probably wouldn't craft. So throw out any worries you have about sewing and try out a simple project.
For this project the investment is small and the outcome is so fun and practical. I love the idea of actually using something you had a hand in making. I don't know about you but I use the heck out of some dish towels around here. You also don't need much fabric so you can splurge a little and get the good stuff.
Take the towels and measure the face of the rectangle once folded. It will most likely be folded from the store. Allow 1.5 cm extra for the edges to be folded and ironed under.
I add a coordinating fabric to accent the bottom and pin it to the bottom portion.
Run it through the sewing machine making sure to get close to the edge of the fabric. Because I did not serge the ends there is a chance of fraying. It's no big deal that's what handmade is gonna look like.
Now you have a cheerful towel to use as your wiping up crumbs off the counter. Makes the job a bit more satisfying.
I made these towels and thought they were too fun to keep to myself, so I want to give them to you! In the comment section tell me what you are looking forward to about Spring break or what you wish you were doing for Spring break. I will choose an entry at random and send you these colorful kitchen towels. Make sure to leave your comment before Friday (3/5) at 11:00 am.
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