Today I am sharing the fastest & easiest sewing tutorial I have made to date – A Quick Decorative Towel.
If you have a fabric scrap and a solid kitchen towel you are set! These are perfect for an addition to a quick hostess gift, new home party or even Mother’s day (which will be here before we know it).
- Kitchen towel (mine is a very basic hand towel from Target)
- Scrap of fabric measuring 3″ x width of towel + 1″ (fabric: Tula Pink Ladybugs in Apple)
- Heat n bond lite
- Sewing machine & notions (thread that coordinates with project)
- Lay your towel out and trim 3″ wide fabric to go past each side of towel by about 1/2 an inch.
- Fold your sides under and iron, I brought mine in just past the edging on this particular towel.
- Flip over your decorative fabric and fold over the long sides now about 1/2″, iron.
- Cut a piece of Heat n Bond lite to fit your decorative fabric backing, trim just a touch more to make sure no sticky reside overlaps and sticks to your iron. Iron to fabric following directions.
- Take paper backing off of your Heat n Bond and place your decorative fabric piece about 2 – 3 inches from bottom of towel. Iron to towel following directions.
- At your machine you will now stitch around the edges of your fabric to hold in place. I chose to use a coordinating aqua thread and do a large zig-zag stitch.
Congratulations – you are finished! Now wasn’t that easy?
Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and please share any of your projects with me online on twitter @modernhandcraft or on Instagram @modernhandcraft. I love chatting with you all and would love to see all of your quick decorative towels 🙂
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