Making your own tea towels is such a quick project. I love having pops of aqua in my kitchen.
The aqua is a nice contrast to the white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and black granite.
Tea towels are a great project for a beginner sewer or for a child learning to sew, as it is basically just hemming a rectangle of fabric. Or you can buy ready made plain towels and dress them up by sewing on a band of fabric.
If you would like to make your own you will need:
- waffle cotton 20 x 28 inches
- strip of quilting cotton measuring 20 x 5 inches
- 40 inches ricrac trim
On the right side of the fabric panel, stitch the ricrac to the top and bottom edges.
Fold the ricrac edge under so that the ricrac forms a border on the fabric strip.
Pin the fabric strip to the tea towel, approximately 6 inches from the bottom edge, and stitch in place.
Turn under 1/2 inch on both long sides. Press. Turn under another 1/2 inch and stitch in place.
Turn under 1/2 inch on the top and bottom edges. Press. Turn under another 1/2 inch and stitch in place.