Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"R" is for Ruffle Towels

Sew: personalized ruffle towels

Add bias cut ruffles and appliqued letters to a simple bath towel to make it cute as can be!

I made my own version for much less than their $37 bath towel, follow the tutorial down below.

Here's how to make the personalized ruffle towel:

1. Prepare fabric letters for applique.
Print out letters (I used American Typewriter font at 250 point.)
Apply double sided fusible interfacing (heat-n-bond) to wrong side of fabric:

2. Place print out right side down on light box then place fabric right side down on top of print out.
Trace outline of letter onto paper backing of fusible:

3. Cut out fabric letters keeping paper backing on for the moment:

4. Prepare ruffles.
Cut Kona white cotton bias strips at 1 1/4" wide x double the width of your towel x 3:

5. To make ruffles run a long zig zag stitch off center of strips, pull one string GENTLY until strip begins to ruffle:

6. Pin ruffles in place, 3 equal rows and straight stitch down the middle.
Then remove zig zag stitches.

7. Now remove paper backing from letters, center on towel and iron in place:

8. Zig zag stitch around edge of letters, tight and narrow, go slow turning towel as you go.

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Feral Turtle said...

What a cute idea!

Leslie Stewart said...

I love it! Thanks so much for sharing this great tutorial. I really would love to make these for my daughter's bathroom. I'd like to invite you to share it at my Twirl & Take a Bow party. Hope you can stop by.
House on the Way

Jennifer Hughes said...

Terrific tutorial! Please share your entry on Creative Crafts Thursday, www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com, and any of your favorite projects each and every week!

housewifehowtos said...

What an adorable project! You really should consider selling these on Etsy for those of us who never find time (or courage) to do projects like this. I love them! If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.


Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love them, even better than PB's! Thanks for sharing the great tutorial! I'm now a new follower! Have a blessed week, Tammy!

freckled laundry said...

The towel looks awesome, Jaime. Great tutorial, too. SO much better than Pottery Barn. I'll take handmade by mommy over Made in China any day. xo Jami

decoratewithalittlebit.com said...

these are really cute! Little Bit