I'm still trying to post links, tutorials, etc. for the recent crafts I've made. Today I want to share the links for the fabric trimmed tea towels (or dish towels, if you prefer that term) that I've been sewing. I absolutely love Sew4Home. They have the best and most professional sewing tutorials I've seen, plus they feature projects I can actually make even with my less-than-great sewing machine. I've made the fabric trimmed tea towels from a couple different tutorials, but this one: Fancy Border Tea Towels is my out-and-out favorite. It is SO easy yet comes out so cute.
|Love the fruit print on this one!|
|I had so much fun making that one, I made a couple more.|
|Same towel as above, just folded|
|Then I made one for myself! I found that one of the flour sack towels in my stash had a little stain on it.|
|I couldn't use a stained towel as a gift item, of course. But I can use it in my own kitchen. I love this print!|
|A fall-themed set I made for a giveaway|
|With a Coke® theme|
|Brown and pink|
|A gift for a homeschooling mom|
(Incidentally, the pattern doesn't call for an edging, but I add one by simply single crocheting around all four edges.)
This time, I only had 2 dishcloths left in my stash, so the I chose the green one on the right to go with the dish towel I had made for my granddaughter:
This is made using another favorite dishcloth pattern. I've made loads of these as well, and they are so pretty.
Now it's time to crochet a few more, and I have a couple of new dishcloth patterns I want to try as well.
So there you have it! Why not whip up a few of these easy items for your own gift stash?