Saturday, October 23, 2010

Guest Towels

Welcome to another edition of Scrap Happy Saturday!
 So glad you came to join us!
Remember to link up your fabric scrap projects at the end of this post!
I'll feature some of your next week :)

This week, my mother is coming into town.
And I have extra towels laying around from a wedding present that don't match our bathroom.

So, I decided to combine the two and make some Guest Towels!

Here's how you can too.

1. Print out letters from a word processing program like Microsoft Word.
I used the WordArt feature in a font I liked.
My letters were 2 inches wide and 3 inches tall.

2. Pin them on the BACK side of fusible fleece interfacing and cut them out.
{The back side would be the side that is going to fuse to the fabric}

3. Fuse them to the back of your fabric scrap.

4. And cut around the letter - leaving about 1/4" material all the way around.

5. Make small slits in the fabric all around the letter.  Cutting right up to the fusible fleece.
This is going to give it a raggy/shaggy look.

6. Sew around the letter to attach it to your towel - leaving the clipped edges free.

After all the letters are sewn on, you'll end up with a nice, cute guest towel!

To make the hand towel and washcloth match, follow these steps:

1. Take a fabric scrap and cut it to the width you like.
The length should extend just beyond the towel.

2. Iron the edges back about 1/4".

3. Pin it in the place you want it to go.

4. Fold the edges under so they meet up with the edge of the towel.
This will prevent fraying.
And sew close to the edge on all four sides of your fabric strip.

Cute, right?

Now you're ready for your guests to arrive!

These would also look super cute as a wedding present with Monogrammed initials!

OK!  You know what to do!
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Link is open until next Friday!

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