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Sewing Gift | Fabric Scrap Tea Towel

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.
Course craft, diy
Keyword DIY tea towel, personalized tea towel, sewing gift
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Makes 1 towel
Author Angie Holden
Cost $5

What You Will Need

  • iron and safe surface
  • 1 tea towel
  • fabric scraps
  • scissors
  • ruler needle
  • thread
  • 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.
    fabric scrap on mat
  • 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.
    sewing machine and fabric scrap
  • 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.
    fabric scrap tea towel on rail