Quick Decorative Towel: A Tutorial

Hi friends!

Today I am sharing the fastest & easiest sewing tutorial I have made to date – A Quick Decorative Towel.

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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).

Materials needed:

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  • 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)
  • Iron

Step 1:

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  • Lay your towel out and trim 3″ wide fabric to go past each side of towel by about 1/2 an inch.

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  • Fold your sides under and iron, I brought mine in just past the edging on this particular towel.

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  • Flip over your decorative fabric and fold over the long sides now about 1/2″, iron.

Step 2:

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  • 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.

Step 3:

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  • 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? 

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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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Thanks for stopping by!

-Nicole

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1 Comment on Quick Decorative Towel: A Tutorial

  1. melissa miller
    March 26, 2014 at 8:30 am (5 months ago)

    Wonderful little tutorial. It’s such an easy way to spruce up plain kitchen towels.

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