Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ten Tea Towel Projects

The tea towel. Such a humble kitchen necessity. Its primary function maybe to wipe dishes, but they are after all, a piece of fabric, and these days some of the designs and colours are so beautiful it seems a crime to use them as a cleaning cloth.

So today I've done a round up of some fabulous things you can make with tea towels!

1. Use as a practical and eco-friendly gift wrap - perfect for wrapping a cook book! Idea found here at thekitchn.com.


2. Make a cute apron using this great tutorial at Skip to My Lou


3. Make an awesome cushion cover using this tutorial by Magdalena from The Craft Revival.


4. Frame a tea towel to make some stunning art for your space, using this tutorial from House 8810.


5. Make a sweet little girl's skirt using this quick and easy tutorial by Hayley from Welcome to the Mouse House.


6. Cuteness overload - use this fabulous tutorial by Obsessively Stitching to make a toddler bathrobe! Love!


7. Make a tote bag using this easy tutorial by Anna Maria Horner.


8. Make a stylish plastic bag organiser using this Martha Stewart tutorial.


 9. Make a cute sun hat using this free pattern and tutorial by Elizabeth Abernathy.


10. And of course I couldn't do a tea towel round up without including my Postcard Pinafore tutorial!


So there you have it - sewing fun with tea towels! Next time you are shopping you will have to check out the selection at your local store!

Have you made a project from a tea towel? Share the link in the comments, I'd love to see it!

8 comments:

  1. I love the cushion idea ... oh and your pinafore, of course ;-)

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  2. I love pinafores, that's a great idea. I collect old retro linen tea towels. May have to repurpose some!

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  3. Ah, thanks so much for featuring my tea towel skirt!
    I have always loved tea towels!

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  4. Great round up Ros, such cool ideas!

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  5. All great ideas, Ros, but I especially like the idea of using tea towels as gift wrapping. That's one I'll definitely use!!!

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  6. I love to use tea towels to wrap cookbooks! Great pinny too, such a cute idea. I've made cutlery storage rolls from teatowels. They take up so much less space. http://www.thingsforboys.com/2011/11/cutlery-storage-roll-tutorial.html

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  7. Thanks for including my tea towel cushion tutorial! I'll be trying out your pinny too. So adorable!

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  8. Brilliant! I don't mind a nice tea towel or three ;o)

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