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
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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
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lynn cockrell said...

Great towels!

Kayla Janachovsky said...

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

MaytagNMom said...

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