Sunday, October 24, 2010

Simple Seasonal Tea Towel Tutorial

Okay Ladies...
here's another simple gift that you can make
for pennies,
and give away as a gift.
Here we go...
First, get some fabric
and some shapes of seasonal items
that you want to put on your tea towels.
I chose simple, triangular Christmas trees
and holly with berries.
I bought a 5-pack of flour sacks,
otherwise known as tea towels...
there in the dish towel section at Target.
Wash and iron the flour sacks FIRST.
Then, trace your holiday items onto Heat N Bond.
Next, iron the Heat N Bond to the fabric.
Then peel off the white paper backing
(like this picture shows).
Next, iron the fabric
(with the sticky side facing the flour sack).
I made a triangle tree and added a small brown trunk.
For the holly,
I traced it out of a Christmas book,
and followed the same instructions as above.

After your items are ironed on,
sew along edge with your sewing machine...


like so!
Then add some jumbo rick-rack
and pin underneath the holly.
Sew that up on both ends.
Don't forget to tuck both ends under on both sides
and secure with sewing machine
to avoid fraying.


I actually sewed the rick-rack by going up and down
in the curves.

Iron afterwards,
and you are DONE!

These are really nice gifts for...
Teachers,
Hostesses of Holiday Parties,
Parents,
Grandparents,
and Friends.
If you don't feel like sewing,
I have a few left!
$6 Each
or 2 for $5
Email me if you want them
and I'll send them your way!
Happy Sewing!

4 comments:

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

My kind of project... quick and easy! Love 'em. They're so festive.

Laura said...

These are so cute. I think I could even make them!

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Jamie~ said...

Oh, I'm so excited to try some of these! Even a limping along beginning sewer couldn't screw them up, right? RIGHT?!

I'm your newest follower and can't wait to come back and learn more!

Chris said...

These are so fun to make. My mom and I use to make them as gifts for our neighbors...hmmm maybe I need to do that this year!