If you are having one of those days where you need to feed your craving to do something creative, but are low on time...this is the perfect project for you! It is inexpensive (especially if you have some scraps lying around) and only takes about an hour!
This is my first tutorial, so hopefully it makes sense! Here we go!
The fabric used in this towel is from Heather Bailey's Fresh Cut. You can find it in the shop here: Fresh Cut 2012.
|Step 1. Cut your pieces.|
Because the bottom band is a ruffle it will shrink in length. In order to ensure you have a long enough ruffle to cover the width of the towel, cut the bottom band twice as long as the towel. I did not have a scrap piece that long so I cut the bottom striped band in half horizontally and pieced them together to make a longer strip. Here is where my tutorial skills are obviously at the beginner stage! The picture above shows it before I cut it in half and sewed the two pieces together to make one long strip. Hopefully you will just have one piece that is long enough so you do not have to piece. If you have to create your own strip with two like me, just sew the two short ends, right sides together with a 1/4" seam allowance.
|Step 2. Hem your ruffle.|
|Step 3. Set your stitch for sewing the ruffle.|
|Step 4. Attach your pieces.|
|Step 5. Zigzag stitch all edges.|
|Step 6. Make your fabric the size of the towel.|
Almost done! Now its time to attach the fabric to the towel!
|Step 7. Start and stop sewing at the top of the ruffle and go around the three edges that are folded under.|
Sew around all edges turning at the corners by leaving the needle down and lifting the presser foot.
|Step 8. Attach the middle of the fabric to the towel.|
The last step is to secure the fabric in the middle by sewing along the edge underneath the ruffle. Just flip up the loose ruffle and sew a straight stitch along that seam that connects the ruffle to the middle band.
You did it! Now admire your work and pat yourself on the back for completing your pretty towel in 8 easy steps!
Thanks for letting me hang out with you today!
I hope you find this tutorial easy and you have fun with this project!