Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas Kitchen Towels

I wanted to share one last Christmas item as we move into the new year. With all the holiday cooking and baking that we do in our house, Miss Abigail and I need lots and lots of dish towels and hand towels. These hand towels were made from large, soft cotton napkins. They are 18" square. I like the smaller size. Because towels get wet and dirty quickly, I can reach for a clean one without creating a large pile of laundry.

Since I wanted to create something quickly, I sewed a purchased cluny lace near the hem on one side of the napkin and made a simple yo-yo decoration. Quick and easy and cute - that's what I like.


  1. Very cute. How did you make the yo yo decoration?

  2. Love these! How do you sew the lace on? Thank you for your attention to my comment. ❤️

    1. The lace has a nice straight edge on one side and I just used the sewing machine to attach it to the towel. You could also use hand stitching, if you didn't want to drag the machine out, with a small whip stitch across the straight edge. Or, you could even use a careful bead of fabric glue if you need a no-sew method. Just follow the directions on the glue package.

    2. Kathleen,
      Thank you so much for your quick response. I hope someday to teach my granddaughter to sew. It will be a while, since she is only 4 mos. old. Hey.....I could start a hope chest for her now!!! (My mind works so slow!)

      Again, thank you bunches!


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