Valentine’s Day Appliqué Tea Towel

Valentine's Day Appliqué via thesewingloftblog.com

Valentine’s Day Appliqué

 

This project is for stitchers of all levels. 

Skill Level- 1 Button

Materials:

  • Tea Towel
  • fabric scraps
  • double-sided fusible
  • ribbon or lace trim
Tools:

Basic Instructions:

  1. To achieve the clean finished double layer of lace trim, I cut lace 1″ longer than the width of my towel.  Then, position the right side of top lace to the wrong side of bottom lace layer.  Straight stitch along the edge, turn and press.  This will give you two layers of lace with a clean finished top edge.
  2. Position and stitch lace in place with a straight machine stitch.  Be sure to fold back the lace at the start and stop of trim for a clean finish.
  3. Stitch and press your fabric scraps together to create one large piece of patchwork fabric using this method. Trace your appliqué design in the reverse or mirror image, on to your double-sided fusible. Carefully cut out appliqué.
  4. Position and iron your Valentine’s Day Appliqué in place according to the fusible instructions.  With contrast thread, stitch all around the edge of appliqué with a decorative stitch.  I used the blanket stitch for this project.
  5. Apply a fun button or trim detail to the center of the heart with the button lockstitch on your machine.

Love Applique Towel How To via thesewingloftblog.com

Since these towels are so simple to make, I stitched up a batch and sent them out as gifts.  Fingers crossed Mom is not peeking because one is headed her way!  I hope she likes it.

Join me and the rest of the Cool2Craft team Monday, January 21, 2013 for more fun Valentine’s Day inspired projects.  I will be sharing additional tips and easy tricks for this easy Valentine’s Day Appliqué towel.

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Comments

  1. That’s a beautiful towel – thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Hi, Heather

    What a beautiful towel. You make it look so easy. I am going to give it a try. I found your lovely blog on Made in a day link party. Love your blog and I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by http://www.homesweetbutterfly.com

    Have a great day!

    Vanessa

  3. Super cute Valentine’s Day towel. Your blog is beautiful! Found you on Made in a Day:)http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/sweet-heart-pillow-upcycle.html

  4. Very beautiful. Not sure I could pull it off as well as you did! Thanks for the great tutorial.

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