Friday, November 29, 2013

Dish Towel Inspiration

I'm bringing you an easy sewing idea today!

Giving credit where credit is due, here's where I got the idea!  Megin at VMG206 made gorgeous dish towels using fabric from a drop cloth!  A drop cloth!  They are ridiculously inexpensive for the amount of heavy weight fabric you are getting! 
 
 
What an inspiration!  I love LOVE the raw texture as well as how durable and absorbent this fabric is.  I pretty much followed Megin's Instructions, just changed up the pattern to suit me. 

'Wanna see?  ;-)

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The drop cloth I purchased had this stamp in one corner.  It totally made me smile!  So I cut the size I wanted and hemmed around the stamp!  One dish cloth complete!

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Then I started goofing around with my paint pens, some stencils and a ruler.  Here are my achievements!


These were so much fun! ( I actually like the striped one the best.)  Wouldn't they make a fun hostess gift?!  Just think of all the ways you could customize them!

I have actually completed THREE projects with drop cloths now!

Drop Cloth Curtains

and

Pillow Covers

What have you been making?

;-)  -Marci

 

16 comments:

  1. Well, I don't sew, but this towels look awesome. It's always great to be inspired. I'm glad you found Megin's instructions and had a blast with it. =0)

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  2. So cute and I have paint pens! It's releasing Damien that's holding me back...but..maybe in my new craft room we'll get along better!

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  3. Good ideas! I never thought of using drop cloths!

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  4. oh, sind die schön,Danke für den Tip zur 'anleitung

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  5. I have to look in to this, great idea and they look awesome.

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  6. I totally need some new dishcloths, this is a fun idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    http://livel0vecreate.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/craft-create-inspire-linky-party_28.html

    Claire x

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  8. Very Interesting, going in my craft list, thanks

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  9. I love the dish towel idea. Cheap and chic! I made sure to pin it so my followers will get to see it.

    I'd love to see some more of your ideas. If you're feeling inclined, I do a blog hop on my homesteading blog every Friday. I hope to see your inspirations there. http://104homestead.weebly.com/1/category/blog%20hop/1.html

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  10. I love that idea! Both cheap and chic! I made sure to pin it to my board so my followers can see it. I'm thinking of doing it for un-paper towels.

    I'd love to see some more of your ideas. If you're feeling inclined, I do a blog hop on my homesteading blog every Friday. I hope to see your inspirations there. http://104homestead.weebly.com/1/category/blog%20hop/1.html

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  11. hey I have paint pens! I don't have stencils, which you don't want to see me free hand anythig lol. Your towels are totally fab! So how many drop cloth ideas are you aiming for total? Don't aim for 101 like I did with the blue jeans....way too many. Thanks for linking to Snickerdoodle Sunday Marci!!

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  12. Bright idea! These are almost too pretty to use on dishes. ;-)

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  13. Great job! I should make some since I have leftover drop cloth from covering a chair. Thanks for sharing your project.

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  14. Love this project and the stripe is my favorite too! Perfect for a hostess gift! Thanks for sharing the inspiration on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

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  15. Good morning! Just a little note to let you know we have *featured* this post today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

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