Thursday, March 28, 2013

"H" is for Hand Towels

diy monogrammed hand towels with ruffle

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

diy monogrammed hand towels with ruffle

diy monogrammed hand towels with ruffle

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

diy monogrammed hand towels with ruffle

monogrammed hand towels with ruffle detail

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:

how to monogram hand towels

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

how to monogram hand towels

3. Cut out letter and pin in place:

how to monogram hand towels

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:

how to add a ruffle to hand towels

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

how to make monogrammed hand towels

3 comments:

  1. These turned out great! I’d love it if you’d link up to The DIY’ers link party. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers.html

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  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
    Smiles,
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    CURRENT PROJECT OF MINE AT LINKY PARTIES

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