Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fun fabric-trimmed kitchen towels

It's hard to know where to start in catching up with all the posts I want to share! I think I will start with the fabric trimmed dish towels I've been having so much fun with. I found this pattern at Sew4Home , which is a new favorite site of mine. Sign up for their emails and see what's new each week. They have some fabulous projects with very clear instructions.

I made my first set of these for my daughter's birthday. She likes sunflowers and also blue and white (and if I'm not mistaken these sunflower fabric scraps were left over from something she sewed!) so this was a natural choice.

I was thrilled with how quick and easy these towels were to make. I used, for the towel part, Bistro Towels which have a sort of birds-eye weave on one side and terry on the other. I found these towels on clearance (a set of 3 for $3) at Wal Mart.

These next towels were for a dear friend's birthday. She likes the color green. I had bought, some time ago, these coordinating green and purple fat quarters from Wal Mart's fabric department. I had plans for some of the purple, but had enough left over to use for the trim on one towel.

I had some green checked fabric on hand to use to trim the other one.

And lastly, I just finished making these Coke®-themed towels for my hubby's sister who is a Coca~Cola® collector. I love to give her things for her collection, but when possible I like them to be useful things. These dishtowels surely are that! These fabrics were some I had had in my stash for a long time. Here we have a blue with red trim

And a red with blue trim.

The towels I used for these were microfiber towels with a waffle weave, also found on clearance at Wal Mart, 2 for $3. Not as inexpensive as the bistro towels, but the towels are larger.

I have plans to make more of these dishtowels. I stocked up on clearance towels, and the fact that these can use scraps or fat quarters makes the project especially practical and fun too!


  1. The dish towels are just precious!! Several of my girlfriends and I get each other dishtowels as just for for gifts and these are so neat as they can be personalized. Thanks for sharing this idea. I will have to check out that website.

  2. I meant just for fun gifts...I need to proof my comments better. By the way, checked out the website and loved it!!

  3. Arlene,

    I didn't even notice the typo! Just read it as you intended it! So glad you checked out the Sew4Fun website and enjoyed it. They have some super ideas. Hope you have fun with these dishtowels if you try making some!


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