This handmade sewing gift is perfect for anyone looking to add a DIY tea towel to their list of projects. Ready in under an hour, this simple sewing gift idea is perfect for mom, grandmom, and any other special person in your life.
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Make Your Fabric Scrap Tea Towel Sewing Gift
Sewing has never been easier with this simple tea towel craft! If you happen to have some scrap fabric lying around, why not put it to good use and repurpose it? We love to use scrap fabric for all sorts of things such as clothing, blankets, and much more.
If you’re in need of a special gift for mom, then make this easy gift that is a token of love. Homemade gifts are the best and you will be so happy you made this DIY tea towel.
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- Iron and a safe ironing surface
- Tea towel (My very favorite brand of towels is from the Dunroven House and their products are all made in the USA. You can find the tea towels and other quality kitchen items from them in stores like Tractor Supply, Missouri Star Quilt Co and a limited variety here on Amazon.)
- Fabric scraps
- Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
- Needle and thread or sewing machine and thread
- Washable pen or white colored pencil
- Straight pins
- Mini pom pom fringe (this can be used as a border on the tea towel)
Note: You can find most of these items at your local craft store or online.
How to Make Your Fabric Scrap Tea Towel
This handmade tea towel could not be any easier! This is one of the quickest sewing projects out there, and it’s easily one of my favorites! The steps are so simple.
First, iron the tea towel to remove any wrinkles and set it aside.
Next, trim fabric scraps into 2.5″ x 2.5″. If you want to use random lengths, then make sure the heights are all the same.
Start by placing two of the 2.5″ squares wrong sides together and sew a 1/4″ seam along one side. Repeat this step until you have a strip of fabric long enough to go across your towel when it is open.
Next, square up your fabric strip by placing a ruler along the edge and trim off any excess.
Iron one edge of the fabric strip 1/4 of an inch. This side will be used for the last step.
Next, draw a line across the towel where you would like the fabric strip to be located. Pin the trim and the fabric strip the wrong side up. You will be folding it over so make sure the trim is on the right side so it will show when the fabric is flipped over.
Sew along the pinned layers using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Fold the fabric over and carefully press the fabric. The pom trim will melt if the iron touches it.
Finally, sew the previously ironed edge down using a 1/4″ and then a 1/16″ and do the same for the edges.
There you have it, an easy sew Mother’s Day gift using your fabric scraps. You can combine the towel with other easy sew projects like the mug rug using the same scraps or this family photo collage decoupage flower pot.
How to Use
Make this sewing gift for any loved ones in your life. This tea towel can be used in all types of kitchens and is a great way to be sustainable with any pieces of fabric you had lying around. This personalized tea gift is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Christmas, and so much more!
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Want to print the instructions for this sewing gift? You can use the card below!
- iron and safe surface
- 1 tea towel
- fabric scraps
- ruler needle
- washable pen
- straight pins
- mini pom pom fringe
- Iron tea towel to remove any wrinkles or seams and set aside.
- Trim fabric scraps into 2.5" x 2.5". If you want to use random lengths make sure the height is all the same.
- Start by placing 2 of the 2.5" squares wrong sides together and sew a 1/4" seam along one side. Repeat this step until you have a strip of fabric long enough to go across your towel when it is open.
- Square up your fabric strip by placing a ruler along the edge and trim of any excess. Iron one edge of the fabric strip 1/4 of an inch. This side will be used for the last step.
- Draw a line across the towel where you would like the fabric strip to be located. Pin the trim and the fabric strip wrong side up. You will be folding it over so make sure the trim is on the right side so it will show when the fabric is flipped over.
- Sew along the pinned layers using a 1/4" seam allowance. Fold fabric over and carefully press the fabric. The pom pom trim will melt if the iron touches it.
- Sew the previously ironed edge down using a 1/4" and then a 1/16" and do the same for the edges.