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Simple Sewing Project — Tiny Bunting Dishtowels!!

22 Dec
Here’s a little neighbor gift idea that’s inexpensive and I think it’s fun because it’s something that can be used after Christmas as well.  
Little Bunting Dishtowels.
Here’s what you need: 

  • Flour Sack from the Dollar Store or another type of cotton material. 
  • A piece of material that is 21 inches in width by 6 inches in height. 
  • A coordinating piece of material that is 4 inches in width by 40 inches in length.
  • A coordinating ribbon that is 21 inches wide. 
  • Scraps of those 2 materials.
  • Ric rac or another thin type of ribbon that is 30 inches in length. 

Here’s how to make them: 

1. Take a Dollar Store Flour Sack — 2/$1. Cut the Four Sack so that it’s the same size as a dishtowel by trimming one of the sides to 20 inches in width.

2. Hem the side of the towel by turning it under two times and sewing it. If you have a serger then it’s even easier!

3. Measure the width of the bottom of your towel. Fold the edges of the larger piece of material and pin. Then iron the edges under.

4. Make ruffle. Hem the edges of the sides of the longer piece of fabric. Then use your widest stitch setting and make a stitch down the center of the ruffle. Gather the ruffle by pulling on one of the threads.

5. Now lay the large piece of material with the ironed edges on the bottom of the towel with the ruffle on top so that it is just as wide as the material underneath. Then lay the coordinating ribbon over the top. Pin it all in place.

6. Sew along the edges of the large material — I used a zig zag stitch. Then sew right down the middle of the ribbon.

7. Now you can add bunting if you want. Use a pencil to draw a the lines of the bunting. Then pin and stitch the ric rac or small ribbon on the towel.

8. Make a template — 1.5″ x 1.5″ out of cardstock and cut out some triangles out of the coordinating fabric. I put 4-5 pennants on each towel. Add a dab of liquid stitch under each pennant (optional) and pin in place, then stitch each pennant on the towels.

And you are done!! 

You can wrap each one in cellophane and give them out like that. 

 {Tag made with leftover fabric and a paper sack sewn together}
Or, if you want to punch it up a little — you can make a casserole or dessert and deliver it, along with the dish towel. Another idea is to add a little cookie cutter to the wrapped up package, with a note that says something like “Bake up Some Christmas Cheer!”

Now your neighbors have something festive that they can use all year round! 

Giveaway — Three Subway Art Craft Kits! {$100 value}

17 Nov
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How fun would it be to get together with your family on Thanksgiving Day and make some festive projects after dinner!  
And you know how much I love Subway Art. 
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