Monday, January 18, 2010

How To Make A Kitchen Towel Fabric Topper

If you are looking to make some fabric toppers for some of your kitchen hand towels, I think you will be pleased with this easy to make project. You can find inexpensive nice kitchen towels at your local dollar type of store.

Here is what you will need to make this project:

1 cotton kitchen hand towel
2 pieces of 6" square cotton fabric
5" square of cotton batting
large 1" diameter button
8" piece of cording or twine
Sewing Machine & Basic Sewing Supplies

Place your two 6" fabric squares right sides together with the 5" piece of cotton batting sandwiched in between them. Using a 1/2" seam allowance, sew around 3 1/2 of the sides. Turn the square right side out and hand sew the turning hole shut with a needle and thread. Set aside.

Find the center of your kitchen towel and mark the center with a straight pin. Using your sewing machine, run a gathering stitch down the center width of your towel. Pull the threads up so that your gathered towel will fit the width of your fabric square. Pin your fabric square onto the gathered edge (center edge) of your towel and pin into place. NOTE: Your square should be diagonal on the fabric and not placed up and down (diamond shape). Use your sewing machine and run a straight stitch down the center of your diagonal from corner to corner. Make sure you back stitch to ensure its attachment.

Finish your towel by hand sewing on a 1" diameter button onto one corner of the fabric square and by sewing on hanging loop on the back corner.

~ Shelly ~

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