Monday, April 22, 2013

DIY Cutest Kitchen Towels

Moda Toweling Material
Make yourself the cutest kitchen towels ever.  In the process you save some pennies and build a little domestic pride!  I love a super fancy kitchen towel.  Like seriously lose my mind sort of happiness with a cute kitchen towel.  I don't even know why.  It's like a new outfit that you get to wear to work.  The job is still the same but you have the pretty colors to distract you from all ridiculous kitchen activities like drying dishes.  Am I right!  The only downfall is that super cute towels are wicked expensive.  I'm always like why do I have to spend $6-$8 per fancy kitchen towel?  That is like a 12 pack of panties at a super store.  I totally get it now after pricing the raw material.  

Dude!  How Could You Not Love This Print!!
I started my second set of beginner sewing classes at Fabric Depot last week when I spotted Moda's Toweling material.  The prints are vibrant, playful and whimsy which are part of my magical little recipe for happiness.  Toweling material is where the two sides are already hemmed so all you have to do is cut the material to the desired length and hem.  The surprising part which solves the mystery of why cute towels are so expensive, the raw material price is really expensive per yard.  After reading online it takes 3/4 of a yard to make a standard sized kitchen towel.  The normal price for a yard at Fabric Depot is $5.99 to $7.99.  Of course that is the retail price but I looked online and I couldn't find many places that offer toweling material for a wicked discount.  

Measure 27" Long

I purchased 3 yards of fabric which allowed for exactly 4 towels without an inch of wasted material.  Cut each piece of toweling material to be 27 inches long.  


Iron each raw edge under a 1/4 of an inch.  


Run a straight stitch along each end.  


Fold under each end again, iron and then stitch down.  This will completely conceal the raw edges on both ends.  Make sure to backstitch both ends to ensure they do not come loose through the washings.  


Look at your happy little collection of kitchen towels.  Yipper Skippers!  

Much Towel Love-Jessie







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