Bright handmade potholders and matching hand towels are sure to brighten up any kitchen! This is a great addition to any spring cleaning! While we are on that…check out my 2 Week Spring Cleaning Challenge!
These would certainly help to liven up the freshly cleaned space. The fabrics are to die for, and they are S-I-M-P-L-E to make!
Here is the run down…
Scrap fabric (mine were 7″x 7″)
Matching double sided bias tape
Crocheted lace edging
cotton blend batting
Plain hand-towels (I got mine at our local dollar store)
Step 1: Cut your fabric, and batting into squares. (I made mine 7×7, but there isn’t really a standard size. Just make sure it would fit nice in your hand.)
Step 2: Sandwich the batting between the two pieces of fabric. Sew with your machine, from one corner to the opposite corner. Repeat this on either side about 1 1/2″ apart until you run off the square.
Step 3: To finish the edges nicely, I used double sided bias tape. I Started at one corner of the square, and followed along the edge until I was about 1/2″ from the end. Then I cut some extra slack off of the bias tape so that I could loop it to creative a hanging loop. Then I finished the stitch to close it.
EASY! Only three steps! Now on to the hand-towels!!
Step 1: Measure the width of the towel to see what length you would need for your lace and material. Pre- cut all your supplies.
Step 2: First fold under and sew a closed edge (on the edge) of the fabric to the hand-towel. Then continue your stitch thru to the others side of the hand-towel. Before reaching the opposite edge, fold remaining fabric under so that you can have another finished edge.
Step 3: Next is to sew on the lace trim. I started by folding and sewing down the edge, and then follow my seam line across to the other folded edge. Finish the stitch. You can see that I layered the two pieces so that the fabric would have a finished stitch on the top, as well as the bottom. This eliminates fraying from continual washing.
The busier patters of hand-towels I just added the lace trim.
I had fun creating the sets to go along with these. They were such fun fabric patterns and cheerful colors! It is sure to brighten anyone’s kitchen!
If you are like some of my friends and can’t craft without gluing their fingers shut, or just simply don’t have a creative bone (or time). Let me know.. I’d be happy to take orders! Just click the link below!