Thursday, March 28, 2013

"H" is for Hand Towels

Sew: monogrammed hand towels

Personalize hand towels with an appliqued monogram and simple bias cut ruffle:

These hand towels are for sisters, a quick and easy personalized gift.

Here's how to make the monogrammed hand towels:

1. Print out monogram to fit.
(I used Lucida Bright font at 300 point.)
Apply fusible interfacing to wrong side of fabric:

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

3. Cut out letter and pin in place:

4. Sew with tight zig zag stitch.

5. To make ruffle cut 1 1/4" wide bias strips x (two times width of towel).
Run a very loose zig zag stitch just off center then pull one thread to 'ruffle up' the strip.
Pin in place and straight stitch down the middle:

For a more detailed ruffle trim tutorial check my ruffle towels post here.

I'm linking up to:
SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
That DIY Showoff @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
The Scoop @ Lolly Jane
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now


  1. These turned out great! I’d love it if you’d link up to The DIY’ers link party.

  2. Very cute towels and you did a lovely job of machine applique too :)

    Thanks for sharing with us, and it's always great to see creative minds at work. :)

    Visiting from Frugal Friday@ The Shabby Nest linky party
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois