Hello everybody! Today's homemade gift idea is an embroidered tea towel. It's simple and fairly quick to do once the embroidery work is done. Hope you enjoy the project.
1 flour sack tea towel
rick - rack (2 1/2 yard package)
1.Decide what pattern you would like to use and transfer it to one end of the towel using the instructions for transfer on your pattern. You'll need an iron for this.
2. Embroider your design.
3. Cut 3 lengths of rick-rack 1" longer than the width of the towel.
4. Place one length of the rick-rack above and below your design leaving 1/2" on each side .Pin in place and tuck under the 1/2" and pin to the front of the towel. Take the remaining length and place at the other end ,at the same distance from the lower edge of the first side. Tuck in edges in the same manner as the first side. Pin in place.
5. Sew down the rick-rack and iron the entire towel if you wish. You're done!
This idea can be used for a number of occassions as well as Christmas , such as birthdays, Mother's Day, weddings. It's fun and easy to do.
'Til next time,