Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Tea Towels

Here is another "use up some stash" project. 

Cut fabric to the size you want the towels plus seam allowance.

Sew 1 1/2" or 2 1/2" strips together to a width a bit more than the towels.

Iron everything and check to see if you need to add or remove a strip.

Hem towels. I used red thread in keeping with the holiday theme.

Cut strips into 3" sections. Fold raw edges to middle and press.

Take a strip, fold ends in and press to width of towel. I put it just inside the hemmed edge. Turn strip over and pin in a few places to hold.

Sew strip down close to the edge.

I will be giving baskets to my neighbors with bread, cookies and a set of these towels.
These took me longer to press than to sew. It took two days to finish them because the family wanted to eat once in a while and the ironing board was set up in the middle of the kitchen.


Impera_Magna said...

*lol* at your family wanting to have a meal once in a while! Boy, do I remember those days...

Love the tea towels... so much nicer than the ones in the stores!

LDH said...

Super cute and festive for the holidays! Great instructions too :)

Nice stopping by to visit with you.
Kindly, Lorraine

The Sunflower Patch said...

Those are very pretty tea towels! Hubby finally got tired of waiting for me to make dinner tonight and made Grilled ham and cheese,LOL!

noga quilts said...

How lovely! Thanks for the great instructions said...

These would make great neighbor gifts!

Bronwyn said...

What a lovely project! And the patchwork allows you to use a variety of Christmas fabrics - the more the better I say!

What Comes Next? said...

Those are a very cute project! Great way to use up some stash - thanks! Happy new Years!