Wednesday, October 20, 2010

decorate some hand towels

i have been making up some new hand towels for our kitchen. it is SO easy. i think i may make some for chistmas gifts...if i keep going at this rate. i am planning on making some a little more elaborate, but i am starting out super simple. i here's a little picture tutorial for you if you are interested in trying them out.

what you need:

hand towels (i got mine at target for $1 each.)
extra wide double bias can make your own.
 1. cut fabric (1" wider than your hand towel) X about 5 1/2"

2. pin fabric to hand towel with right sides together 4 1/2" from the bottom of the hand towel. stitch with a 1/2" inseam. remember to leave 1/2" on each side of the hand towel open.
 3. fold fabric down and iron.

4. fold fabric under on the sides so that it lines up with edges of the hand towel, press.

 5. top stitch along the sides of the towel 1/4".

 6. pin the bias tape into place around the bottom of the towel folding under the ends on each side.

7. stitch tape into place

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