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Tea Towel Tutorial
April 12, 2014 Filed Under: Birthday Gifts, Gifts, Guest Post, Sewing Stuff, Tutorials by 14 Comments
Hi there! My name is Lindsey and I am thrilled to be here at Lil’ Luna today!
I am a mother of three young children and have been married to my one and only for 7 years! I have been crafting ever since I can remember, and have found that I truly enjoy sharing my ideas with others.
You can find me at two different blogs! Inspiring Creations–where you can find lots of great tutorials, patterns, and recipes. The Fort Worth Fabric Studio blog is my other bloggy home dedicated to all things fabric! You will find tutorials, patterns, and also a great weekly link party called Fabric Frenzy Friday ( a link party dedicated to all things fabric) I would love for you to stop by and link up all your fabric crafty goodness!
So let’s get onto the good stuff!!
I am going to show you how to make this fun tea towel!
I have teamed up with Jodie at Fort Worth Fabric Studio and she has kits for these little towels, so you can make your very own. Each kit contains enough fabric and toweling to make two towels! Just like the one’s pictured above! Get the kit here!
These would be fantastic for gifts for your loved ones, neighbors, or friends. The great thing about these towels is that it looks like you spent a ton of time making these, but really they don’t take much time at all and they are so darling, you will want to make one for everyone you know!
So let’s get started!
Read all instructions before starting. Before you start, you will need to decide which fabrics you will use for each part of your towel.
1– 4″ x 18″ strip of fabric (top strip)
1 — 3.5″ x 18″ strip of fabric (bottom strip)
1 — 4″ x 18″ strip of fabric (prairie points)
1 — 27″ x 16″ piece of Moda Toweling in Natural
From one of the 4″ fabric strips, you will sub cut that strip into 4 — 4″ squares. These will be used for your prairie points. *You will leave all other pieces as is.
1. Take your 4″ squares and fold in half so wrong sides are touching each other so it makes a triangle. Press well.
2. Now fold your triangle in half again and press again.
3. Align your 4 prairie points onto the bottom of your strip of fabric, so the raw edges are aligned with the raw edges of your strip of fabric.
4. Start 2″ from either side of your strip, and pin your prairie points into place. Overlapping them about 1/4″
5. Once they are securely pinned, sew a 1/4″ seam along the bottom edge to secure the prairie points. Remove pins as you go.
6. Place second strip of fabric on top of your strip with the prairie points, so right sides of both fabrics are together. Align the bottom edges.
7. Pin into place, and sew a 1/4″ seam along the bottom edge.
8. Press open so that your prairie points are pressed towards the bottom strip.
Hemming on all sides:
9. Make a 1/4″ fold on all sides of your finished strip and press. Fold again, so you have a double fold. Press firmly.
10. Now place your strip piece on the front side of your towel.
11. Pin your strip into place about 2.5″ from the bottom edge of your towel.
12. Sew a scant 1/4″ seam on all four sides of your strip set to attach it to your towel.
13. Finish your towel by hemming the top and bottom of your towel using a 1/2″ seam.
Easy peasy! I timed myself when making one of these and it only took me about 1/2 hour. So not too bad at all of a homemade gift!
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and if you decide to make one of these sweet towels, I would love to see it!
Thank you Kristyn for having me!
Such cute Tea Towels, Lindsey – I LOVE them! They would make a great gift idea for Mother’s Day!
For more great projects from Lindsey, be sure to head to her blog – Inspiring Creations.
For more great Mother’s Day gift ideas be sure to check out: