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Make a festive hand embroidered dish towel to celebrate the season…every season. Do you remember these handtowels I made for some friends last Christmas? Well,I just made a Thanksgiving version for my kitchen.
I typed out the word blessing and then traced it onto the bottom half (in the middle) of a flour sac hand towel with a pencil. I found mine at Ben Franklin for $1.50. I have also seen them at Wal-Mart, etc. I then cut out some material (the same material I used for my oven hand mitts) and applied the flowers as an applique to the towel under the word I had penciled on the towel
Then I placed an embroidery hoop around the letters and embroidered the word using a backstitch. I wanted the word to be thick, so I used 4 strands of the embroidery floss.
The fun thing would be to have one for every holiday and season. I had planned on making one for Halloween with the word Boo, but never got around to it. Since the flour sac towels are so large, I think I will just turn the towel around and add the Boo to the other side. Then you could use the same hand towel for both seasons. Just turn the towel to the right side for the season. These could not be simpler to make.
I have this hanging on the handle of my oven door and have tied a ribbon around it, I don’t have to hang it back up anytime the kids get near the towel (if you know what I mean). When the kids dry their hands on it, it actually stays in place!
If you are interested, I have posted the pattern I used along with patterns for Boo!, LOVE, and Gratitude. Click here for the downloadable version.
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What a special gift that would make! Thanks for sharing.
This is simply adorable and just feeds into my desire to learn how to sew. I really need to try this. Thanks so much for the great tutorial.
Julie Harward says
This is an easy and very sweet idea..I think I might even do it! Thnaks so much! It looks real cute too~Come say hi :D
I've never thought of the ribbon idea- I know EXACTLY what you mean! Love the idea! Also the doubled towel look. Then you can have extra color and still see the embroidery on the white. Brilliant! I'm going to take my towels with me shopping today to match the colors with floss!!
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wow…this is great ! thanks! i have another giveaway going on right now if you want to enter!
I love that! I do not own a sewing maching nor do I know how to sew but this looks like a project that I could possibly tackle :) thanks for the simple yet elegant idea! :)
Rainy Day Farm says
Love it! That is a super cute towl. I am just getting ready to make some handstiched towls for a bazaar! I am so excited! Thanks for sharing
You are my hero, seriously.
Traci @ Beneath My Heart says
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I am making this for sure! My mom just passed away 6 weeks ago from cancer. She was an amazing woman, and her faith in God was a HUGE witness to me and everyone around her. She told me that she tried to be an example to her kids of how to live for Christ, and that she also wanted to be an example to us of how to die for Christ. I tell you this because she was a true example. One way she was an example, is that she told us to look for "blessings" during her battle with cancer. She said that God allowed the cancer to happen for a reason, and for us not to miss out on His "blessings" all around us. So for the short 47 days that she lived after she was diagnosed, we would daily say the word "blessings" when we saw something God had done for us. Of course, this word has such a special meaning to me now. And to her 3 sisters, and my sister. They will LOVE this little towel with such a special word on it. THANK YOU for providing a downloadable version for me to use! I can't wait to make these for them!
Blessings to you!
TRICIA @ The Zoo says
I love this! What beautiful Christmas gifts this idea would make.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Becky @ Our Sweet Peas says
I love this. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us! :)
I love it!!! (I agree with Tricia @ The Zoo) these would make great Christmas gifts!
Thanks for sharing with us!
Beautiful! This is linked in my Friday Favorites too! ~Lanie
Thanks for the tutorial! I think this would make a great gift for those who are beyond family but still "gift worthy" I am definitely going to make some and package them with some home made cookies! Thanks!
What a great idea! I love embroidery. I'll be linking to this post.
I just made one of these for gift swap and it was the hit of the night! I posted a picture on my blog and linked to this page so others can make it! Thanks so much for the great idea! http://www.emilylamkin.blogspot.com
Are there floursack towels that arent white? Or where did you get the colored ones I cant find them anywhere.
I saw cloth napkins, would those work behind the white towel?
Thanks Amy! I'm running late for some gifts, but I think I can whip a few up! What a great idea!!
Thai LOI says
Vina Linen is vietnamese home linen manufacturer and produces
hand embroidered item such as : bed sheet, pillow case, tablecloth,
napkin… and baby garment.
As we are manufacturer we can make product base on your specification.
We are looking for wholesaler or retailer.
Vina Linen has stable quality product in up-market and mid-market
with affordable price in classic or modern hand made style.
Our products are customizable: vinalinen.com
I look forward to hearing from you.