Here’s how to make a tea towel #DIY #FridayFreebie #project

Over the last couple of days, I’ve given you the patterns you need to make this simple tea towel, but just in case you’re hearing about this for the first time, here are links to the free, printable sewing patterns for making these adorable, reversible kitchen towels:

Just follow the instructions in the video, and you’ll find that these towels are so simple to make, you’ll want to make a dozen of them!

Imagine them in holiday colors. What a nice gift for Grandma, Aunt Sally, and the lady who lives next door!

I personalized mine, but as it says in the video, that’s really not necessary. However, my lesson shows you that even creating your own patterns for appliqué letters is a cinch. I embroidered around the edges of my appliqué letters for a nice contrasting effect.


Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.

Please note: you must enlarge the pattern to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) before printing. This particular design (the tea towel topper) uses a 5/8″ seam.

If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations.

In case you haven’t heard, I have also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.

I’ve also got a series of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to gather fabric, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, just like I do!


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