I've been pinning like crazy lately! Since sewing and quilting is my passion, I organized my pins by blog rather than lumping all quilting ideas into one pin and all craft projects into another. Now, I can go to my favorite blogger, find a project and I'm ready to sew!
This week I made three kitchen towels, and I love the way they took my kitchen from winter look to spring look. Isn't it fun how one idea can change the personality of a room like that?
They were simple to make (tutorial below), and once I made one towel, the others were easy-peasy.
SPRING KITCHEN TOWELS
Kitchen towels – I got 4 in a pack at Target for less than $5
Top fabric – 2.5” x width of towel + 2"
Middle fabric – 4.5” x 1.5 times the width of towel
Bottom fabric – 3.5” x 1.5 times the width of towel
1. Top fabric: Iron under 1/4” around each side, then iron under another 1/4” around each side.
2. Middle fabric: Iron under 1/4” on one long side, then iron under another 1/4”. Repeat 1/4" twice on each end.
3. Bottom fabric: Iron same as middle fabric.
1. Middle and bottom fabric: sew gathering stitches along top (side opposite finished side), then gather.
2. Attach bottom fabric with top just 1” above bottom of towel, leaving enough to wrap about 3/4” to the back on each side, pin and sew.
3. Attach middle fabric with bottom 1” above top of bottom fabric, again wrapping ends to back.
4. Pin top fabric so that the bottom of it covers the gathering/stitching seam of the strip below it. Then sew along all four sides (no need to wrap to back).
And there you have your lovely new springtime kitchen towels.
The Pin from Cluck Cluck Sew:
Happy Sewing ~ Mary