Hi friends! If you are a reader of my little blog, you may have noticed that I didn’t post last week. It was the first time since I started blogging that I missed a week…..my OCD side didn’t like it one bit. BUT, I am thinking with summer in full swing, my posts may be intermittent as I try to soak up some good quality outdoor time with my family and friends.
Sooooo, the reason I missed last week’s post was due to the fact we bought a new little pop-up camper trailer to use this summer. It’s new to us, but not NEW-NEW, so I have been madly cleaning and sewing to spruce it up. While my obsession is yarn, I still like artsy things, and every now and then post other tutorials and inspirations that I get in my everyday life. This is one of those posts. Here goes…..
In being a crazed sewing lady for the last week ( new upholstery, curtains, valances for my little camper ), I thought it would be fitting to post some easiest ever tea towels. These are perfect for a beginner, or someone who just wants to get comfortable with their sewing machine. These towels can be customized for any space or theme that you want in your kitchen. They are also perfect for a housewarming, or thank you gift.
You will need:
Fabric of choice
Flour Sack / Tea Towels ( You can find these usually in sets at many of the big box stores. Wal- Mart, Target, Sam’s Club, or Amazon even)
How to sew customized tea towels:
**This “pattern” is completely customizable. Don’t be afraid to change it up to suit your personal tastes!
Wash, and dry your flour sack and fabric. I do this to make sure they have pre-shrunk and won’t get bunched up later when I wash them once they’ve been sewn.
Iron your flour sack and fabric.
Using your fabric of choice, cut a strip with your pinking shears 5 inches wide. You can make sure to cut straight by marking your fabric at the 5 inch mark, and using a yard stick to draw straight lines across.
Flour sacks come in several sizes so you want to make sure that you cut your fabric the width of your flour sack. If anything, cut it a bit longer to give you some slack. Better to have it too long, and cut it later than have it too short.
Lay your fabric anywhere that you would like it on the flour sack. Make sure it is straight across by measuring from the bottom of the towel to the fabric.
Pin along the top and bottom of the fabric to hold it in place.
With your sewing machine set on the zig zag stitch, begin sewing 1/2 inch down along the top of the fabric. (You do not have to use the zig zag stitch, but it is my preference when I make these tea towels). You will sew across the top, and then around the entire piece of fabric around the border.
There you have it!
You can make these with a holiday theme, color theme or any style that you would like. Hope you enjoyed them!
Here’s another easy sewing project that I posted a while back for burlap, leather coasters. 🙂 Find it HERE
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