Sunday, September 20, 2009

Instant Gratification


Inspired by these fabulous dish towels I spotted on Flickr user Willy-Nilly's photostream, I decided to whip up a couple myself. It seriously takes about 15 minutes to make one, and that's with junky TV (Top Model marathon) on in the background. I took four pre-cut, 4" x 4" charm squares (of course you can cut your own) and sewed them together. Then I pressed the seams flat. Then you just attach your nice fabric strip to a dish towel using whatever method is easiest for you. I sewed the fabric strip along the bottom, right side facing the towel, and then folded it up (so the right side of the strip is now facing out) and pressed it flat against the towel. Then I ironed quarter-inch seams on the other three sides and pinned everything down. Then I top-stitched all the way around. I used a zig-zag, but I think a straight stitch probably would have looked nicer. Super easy, and almost instantly gratifying. A nice gift idea too, I think.


7 comments:

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Cute! You can't beat an easy project that makes you happy. Those are the ones I stand around and admire. lol

Flamy said...

You make this look so easy, I want to go out and buy a sewing machine!

Suzie said...

I wanna be you in my next life. I always see these projects you post and think"oooh, I could so do that" then I never do :(

Mod Podge Amy said...

love it! you are so good.

Patsy said...

These are so cute. I am going to try this with burp cloths. I have a new grandbaby on the way. Thanks for the idea!!!

Wendy said...

You inspire me.

Lynette said...

Way Cute! These would make a great gift! I'll have to put this on my crafting wish list!