Christmas Deer Dish Towel

Adorable and Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel Tutorial { lilluna.com } Supplies needed are - fabric, fusible webbing, lace, and paint to make this super cute towel!!

Hello! Bev from Flamingo Toes here today with this Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel! I love creating fun dish towels – I think they really dress up the kitchen and they make such great gifts! This snazzy little deer towel would be perfect as a hostess gift for any parties you’re attending!

Adorable and Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel Tutorial { lilluna.com } Supplies needed are - fabric, fusible webbing, lace, and paint to make this super cute towel!!

This is so easy to sew up and personalize with your favorite fabric combos! I wanted to make up mine in a sweet assortment of plaids and polka dots but it would look great with florals too!

Adorable and Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel Tutorial { lilluna.com } Supplies needed are - fabric, fusible webbing, lace, and paint to make this super cute towel!!

Our deer is so fancy too, all dressed up with a bow tie. Perfect for Christmas parties don’t you think?

So let’s get started! You’ll need:

  • Fabric Amounts:
    • Dish Towel – any heavyweight cotton fabric will work great – 20″ x 28″ (or you can use a plain purchased dish towel)
    • Deer – 8 1/2″ x 5″
    • Plaid border – 5″ x 20″ + small amount for bow tie
    • Plaid Bias Tape – 1 1/2″ x 20″
    • (I recommend washing all your fabrics first so you don’t have wonky shrinkage)
  • Lace – 20″ piece
  • Wonder Under or other fusible webbing
  • Optional – gold paint, fabric medium for polka dots

Begin by cutting out your dishtowel. If you want to add the polka dots, add Fabric Medium (so it will be washable) to any craft paint and use the bottom of a paint brush to paint on little dots. I made my dots larger towards the bottom and smaller as they went up to the halfway point on the towel.

Adorable and Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel Tutorial { lilluna.com } Supplies needed are - fabric, fusible webbing, lace, and paint to make this super cute towel!!

Once your paint is dry, hem the two long sides and the short end of the towel opposite all your polka dots.

Adorable and Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel Tutorial { lilluna.com } Supplies needed are - fabric, fusible webbing, lace, and paint to make this super cute towel!!

Line up your border with the bottom edge of the dish towel so that the right sides are together. Sew along the bottom with a 1/2″ seam allowance.

Adorable and Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel Tutorial { lilluna.com } Supplies needed are - fabric, fusible webbing, lace, and paint to make this super cute towel!!

Press the border down away from the dishtowel, then fold the bottom edge back up towards the towel so the border is folded in half and the front edge lines up with back edge. (see photo below). Sew the two sides of the border so the seams are even with the sides of the dish towel. Trim off the seams and the corners.

Adorable and Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel Tutorial { lilluna.com } Supplies needed are - fabric, fusible webbing, lace, and paint to make this super cute towel!!

Turn the border right side out. Press the top edge under 1/2″ to the inside on the back side of the dishtowel.

Adorable and Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel Tutorial { lilluna.com } Supplies needed are - fabric, fusible webbing, lace, and paint to make this super cute towel!!

Baste the opening closed along the folded edge.

Fold the two long sides of your bias tape trim in towards the center and press.

Adorable and Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel Tutorial { lilluna.com } Supplies needed are - fabric, fusible webbing, lace, and paint to make this super cute towel!!

Lay the bias tape so it is centered over the border seam on the front of the dishtowel. Wrap the ends around the sides of the towel. Pin in place, then sew the top down just inside the folded edge.

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Adorable and Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel Tutorial { lilluna.com } Supplies needed are - fabric, fusible webbing, lace, and paint to make this super cute towel!!

Tuck your lace trim under the open bottom edge of the bias tape. Wrap the ends around to the back of the towel as well. Sew down the bottom edge of the bias tape, sewing the lace in place at the same time.

Adorable and Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel Tutorial { lilluna.com } Supplies needed are - fabric, fusible webbing, lace, and paint to make this super cute towel!!

Print out a deer shape (I used this one and resized it to 8″ tall). Iron a piece of fusible webbing a little larger than your deer onto the wrong side of your deer fabric. Cut our your deer shape.

Adorable and Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel Tutorial { lilluna.com } Supplies needed are - fabric, fusible webbing, lace, and paint to make this super cute towel!!

Remove the paper backing and press the deer onto the dish towel. It should be centered and about halfway between the mid point of the dishtowel and the bottom edge. Sew around the edge with a tiny zig zag stitch to hold in place.

Adorable and Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel Tutorial { lilluna.com } Supplies needed are - fabric, fusible webbing, lace, and paint to make this super cute towel!!

To get your deer all dressed up for Christmas, make a small plaid bow tie and hand sew it in place. So cute!!

Adorable and Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel Tutorial { lilluna.com } Supplies needed are - fabric, fusible webbing, lace, and paint to make this super cute towel!!

Your dish towel is all finished off and ready for displaying or giving away!

Adorable and Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel Tutorial { lilluna.com } Supplies needed are - fabric, fusible webbing, lace, and paint to make this super cute towel!!

Adorable and Stylish Christmas Deer Dish Towel Tutorial { lilluna.com } Supplies needed are - fabric, fusible webbing, lace, and paint to make this super cute towel!!

I hope you give it a try! Over at Flamingo Toes I have the tutorial for the little Faux Bottle Brush trees as well – they are super easy to make and so much less expensive than the vintage versions!

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How adorable is this Christmas Deer Dish Towel?!

LOVE IT!

Thank you, Bev!!

For more great creations from Bev, be sure to check out Flamingo Toes, and for more information about her go HERE.

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SO cute!

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Bev McCullough
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  1. 1

    This is adorable. I wish I knew how to sew. I failed that part of Home Ec. Literally, I never got my skirt together so I got a big fat F. My grandmom’s sewing gene skipped me 🙁
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    This is so cute!!! Thank you for sharing 🙂
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