Monday, March 18, 2013

Flour Sack Tea Towel-With All The Trimmings

Tea Towels All Gussied Up
Here is a quick project to add some fun to drying dishes.  Go to Target, grab the 4 pack of flour sack towels.  Flour sack towels are pretty rad because they are inexpensive, HIGHLY absorbent and quick drying.

Mary Mary Quite Content
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Dig out your straight edge, pencil and dive into your ribbon drawer for a couple of matching pieces to trim the bottom with.  You can use bias tape, zig zag embroidery tape or even fabric scraps.  

Paisley Lemon Pucker

If you are going to go the quick and dirty route with ribbon make sure it is cotton or a cotton blend so it can withstand the washing machine.  If you choose to make your own bias tape with fabric scraps you need to first measured the length of the towel.  Next decide how wide you want your strip of fabric, double that width to compensate for folding the edges under.  

The length of my tea towel was 30 inches long so I cut out a piece of fabric that was 31 inches long and 4 inches wide.  The extra  half inch on each end is to fold under for a clean edge.  After the fabric is cut iron under the edges for clean lines on all sides.   

Ribbon and Thread Board
Go grab some coordinating thread.  Pin the fabric and ribbon strips to the towel where you want them placed.  Final step is to sew along all edges of the trim so they can withstand all the love they are going to receive.

Red Riding Hood Delivering Flowers
Short cuts-
*use ribbon or precut bias tape
*glue the ribbon down with washable fabric glue (this will not be as durable as sewing the ribbon)

Chicken Coop Cluck Fest

Much Drying Love-Jessie


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