Monday, January 7, 2013

From The Sewing Room

Before Christmas, I showed you some fabric I was going to use to make gifts.  Now that everyone has their gift I'm excited to show you what I created.

I took plain, solid color dish towels and prettied them up a bit using coordinating fabric and rick rack.

They were so simple to make and took less than an hour from start to finish for a pair.  Just the kind of project to give you that instant gratification that's sometimes needed.  It kind of makes me wish I still had my Etsy shop open.  Only kind of though!

Are you working on any new projects?  

xo Annette xo


  1. They look great. Do you prewash the coloured fabric?
    i have heaps of fabric left over from long ago patchwork and sewing days and this is such a wonderful gift idea all year around.

  2. What great gifts! I love that you could use so many fabrics to match any kitchen!

  3. These are so pretty. I am sure the recipients were thrilled! I understand exactly what you mean about the instant gratification. Sometimes you just need to make something but also not have it turn into an extravaganza of work. Best of both worlds!

  4. those look great! I'm currently trying to finish up on a blanket I'm crocheting for a friend. I'm almost done!

  5. Those dishtowels are great and make such a great gift! I actually was gifted 5 (store bought) dish towels this Christmas, all from different people! I think my friends and family are aware that I am a super messy cook! hehe

    I still have a few handmade gifts to share yet on my blog, but naturally all that has been interrupted by some new plans and sewing! :)

  6. Ooh that is so clever :)

    They look amazing :)

    Personalized gifts are so precious :)

    I think I am trying to work on too many projects that I am getting nothing done, LOL!!!! :)

    Have a lovely evening, cheers, T. :)

  7. Annette, your towels are so pretty, I could ALMOST enjoy wiping dishes!

  8. Those are great! I've seen this idea floating around the web for a while but have yet to try them. Nice to know that they whip up so easy.


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