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Weekend project: Tea towels, Quick Aprons

-by April

We carry a rainbow of solid tea towels and also some ticking and checkered styles as well.

Tea towels are a great way to get crafty. I whipped up a few aprons with some beautiful blue tea towels we have in stock.

Supplies needed: tea towel, few yards of ribbon, some stitch witchery, matching thread and a bit of fabric for embellishment.

Version one: I just stitched ribbon to the top of the towel and gave myself some extra for ties.  The bottom is just a strip of the same ribbon. I pre pressed the ribbon in place with my favorite time saver stitch witchery, no pinning just a bit of steam and a quick run through the sewing machine.

Version two: I simply folded over the top of the towel, stitched a channel to feed my tie through.  The embellishment is just and eighth of a yard of fabric top stitched.

 I think these are a great addition to the kitchen when you have helpers around you can make them feel more comfortable and official with an apron. I like to give tea towels away as hostess gifts.  This apron would also be a great gift for any occasion.

This is a flour sack tea towel embellished with scraps and a little embroidery.

We also carry tea toweling by the yard, those can be used as tea towels, napkins or table runners. I could see some cute aprons made out of these as well.

Here is a great post from our archives on napkins made with tea toweling by the yard.

A fresh shipment arrived this week of toweling by the yard, also Oregon / Washington state tea towels.



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