We all love a simple, classic, white hand towel, don't we? What's not to like? These happen to be from the bargain area at the front of my local Target store. I remember being so happy with the price, I bought a whole handful of them! I don't, however, remember exactly how long we've had these classics.
Check out the talented bloggers who are also participating in today's challenge:
Beverly | Across the Blvd
Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Allyson | Southern Sunflowers
T'onna | Sew Crafty Crochet
Niki | Life as an LEO Wife
Terri | Our Good Life
Let's begin the project!
Gussied Up Hand Towels
Measuring 14 by 18 inches, these were great, as is, when everything in our bathroom was either white or gray. While that was a great look, these days I'm tired of it. The walls have been painted the softest shade of blue and a cute red and white striped rug by Threshold that was found at, you guessed it, my local Target store.
Who's happy that gingham is currently a big trend? This girl! Another classic, if you ask me!
With my sewing machine, about 15 minutes, and fabric left over from THIS PROJECT, we now have one gussied up hand towel.
First, I cut a 5 x 15 inch strip of fabric. This gave me plenty of space to turn and seam the edges twice for a generous side finish. Next, the gingham was folded in half and straight stitched onto my hand towel.
Is one ever enough? Of course not! With about 20 minutes this time, and adding in some red rick rack, a set of two is complete.
'Same instructions as before, with a zig zag stitch holding the rick rack in place. I noticed the charming chevron notion is a somewhat crooked. Since hand towels are folded into thirds and threaded through a loop of an old harness, no one will actually see the rick rack in its entirety, so it's nothing to be fussy about.
|(The lighting in our bathroom makes decent photos impossible.)|
Why, yes, my towel racks are made from an old harness. Isn't that what everyone uses? ;-)
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