" ". The Smiling Cat: Simple Kitchen Tea Towel Patterns from Sew4Home & The Purl Bee

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Simple Kitchen Tea Towel Patterns from Sew4Home & The Purl Bee

  Scrappy Moroccan Style Deco-stitch Tea Towels-Sew4Home

I came across this free pattern at Sew4Home, one of my favorite sewing sites.  This is such a simple & fun pattern, that I wanted to share.  I liked it because it uses the decorative stitches we all have on our machines, but seldom use.  I started looking through Sew4Home's other projects & found a couple more Tea Towel patterns to share.

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Tea Time Kitchen Appliqué: Banded Linen Napkins-Sew4Home

This is a simple applique pattern, great for beginners.  This project has easy step by step instructions, and doesn't require special tools or supplies.  It uses freezer paper for the applique, but you could easily use fusible web instead.  For instructions to use the fusible web, see my previous post HERE.

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   Old Fashioned Tea Towels in Modern Mode-Sew4Home

This last pattern is a previous version of the same pattern with a simple change of style.  I like them both.....
After finding these patterns, I went my another Home Sewing site, The Purl Bee, and found a few more good ideas:

Molly's Sketchbook Super Simple Dishtowels

These towels were made from a woven, double-sided fabric The Purl Bee sells.  It is beautiful fabric, but any heavy, woven fabric can be used.  This pattern is 'Super & Simple' as promised-You could make quite a few in just an afternoon.  I would mix up the colors-not make them all blue.

Molly's Sketchbook Liberty Tea Towels

This pattern uses linen & a pretty cotton print. I love the soft colors & the floral print. Together they have a happy, English Cottage look.

Corinne's Thread Vintage Tea Towels

I particularly like this pattern, because it starts with plain, solid colored fabric.  Then it uses the sewing machine to 'Thread Paint', stitch the pattern on the fabric.  So many possibilities......!  This first picture shows only a red thread pattern........

Why not pink or yellow.....?  Why not use more of the decorative stitches on your machine...?

I hope you try one of these patterns.  Why have boring kitchen towels when these are so easy & inexpensive to make?

Well, that's all for now.  Hope you're having a great day-Carole

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