This week I decided to share a tutorial for another one of my favorite items to make…dish towels. A nice set of dish towels is something that everyone loves, but will rarely splurge on for themselves. This is also a great beginner sewing project. So if you have been wanting to start sewing for the first time or needed a refresher project this is the perfect one to start with!
*1 fat quarter of cotton fabric cut to preferred size. I leave mine pretty close to the size of a fat quarter.
*1 fat quarter of velour terry cloth or terry cloth. Cut the terry cloth slightly larger then you cut the cotton fabric above.
*small scrap piece of fabric that measures 8″ x 3″
Take your 8″ x 3″ piece of fabric and make it into a bias strip.
Top stitch down the middle of the bias strip. Set aside.
Now gather your cotton fabric and terry cloth. Layer the fabrics like so: terry cloth on bottom-right side up, then cotton fabric right side down. Pin in place. On one of the corners place your bias strip like pictured below. Pin in place Sew all around edges, but make sure to leave a 2-3″ opening for turning right side out. Trim off excess fabric and square off edges. Turn right side out. Iron flat and top stitch around edges. I top stitch around the edges twice with my dish towels, but you can do it only once if you prefer. And that is it, super easy right?!
Make a bunch to give away as gifts or make a bunch for yourself. Cute little tabs keep those dish towels hung nearby and dry.
Pair it with some homemade vanilla extract and you have yourself the perfect little gift. Happy Friday!