Thursday, April 29, 2010

Embellished Towels

If you missed seeing my guest post at Women Who Do It All last week, this is the tutorial I shared. Thank you so much Jill, it was an honor to help you out!

This is a tutorial for making embellished towels.



You are going to need some terrycloth, ribbons, matching thread and the usual sewing gear (pins, fabric scissors, etc). The measurement will depend on what size towels you want. I found this remnant of terrycloth that was 50% off and was able to make four hand towels that measure 11x18.



First step is to decide the size of the towels and cut the terrycloth.



Next you are going to hem the sides that need it.



Then you will need to mark where you want the ribbon to go. I chose to put it one inch away from the bottom. I marked this with an invisible marker to make it easier to place the ribbon. Finish off the edges of ribbon.



Pin the ribbon to the terrycloth using the pen mark you made earlier and choose your stitch. I used straight stitch on two and then tried the Fagoting Stitch on the last one.



Here you can see what each stitch looks like:



And that's it- you now have some embellished towels to match your bathroom!



I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, my son is loving his new towels. Please let me know if you have any questions and I'd love to see any towels you embellish.

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13 comments:

Threeundertwo said...

Great idea! Thanks for the tute, and thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday.

Embellished Bayou said...

Very cute! These would make great birthday gifts with a fun toothbrush and soap.

Maria said...

oooooh they are so pretty, good thinking! I love crafty blogs, I'm a new follower.

Chris said...

What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

This is a great idea for my little boy's bathroom! Thanks!

Amelia@MyTwoRedheads said...

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

What a simple yet cute idea! It is so much cheaper to buy plain towels and make them match with the bathroom by adding your own touch. Will defenitely be trying this Thanks

Julia said...

so so cute!! I found you thru "mom tried it". i love your blog as I try to be crafty as well!! :)

hope to try some of these cute towels!

Lisa said...

SUPER neat!!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Love this idea! Super cute! Great tutorial too! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week. Hope to see you again next Sunday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stephanie Lynn said...

Hi Pati, Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your towels tomorrow! Stop by and grab a featured Button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Laura said...

I love this idea!!

Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day! I hope to see you next week.

Emily said...

looks great, really gives them a fresh look.