November 15, 2012

No Sew Ruffled Kitchen Towels - Katie {Did} It

Hi Ya'll! My name is Katie, and I am so excited to be here on Sugar Bee Crafts today! Here is what I will be showing you how to make:

My name is Katie, and I blog over at Katie{Did}It. I talk about all kinds of things, but mostly, I blog about the crafts and DIY projects that I do. I would love for you to stop by and say Hey some time!

 Are you all as excited as I am for Christmas to be here? Cause I can't wait. I love all the baking, decorating, and lights of course! And I obviously love doing hand made gifts and crafts for the holidays.

What You'll Need:
Flour Sack Kitchen Towels
Fabric of your choice
Fabric Paint
Paint Dobber (I'm pretty sure that's the technical name for it)
Fabric Glue (Machine Washable)

And do you know what one of the best parts of this is? It can actually be machine washable. That's right. So let's get started.

First you will want to choose what word you want to spell. Fold your flour sack towel in half long ways, and then again width wise. Put your stickers about in the middle of the towel and press them down really well. You don't want any paint seeping through. Now take your paint dobber and just make a little rectangle around your word.

While that is drying, you're going to make your ruffles. Cut a strip as wide as you want, and about half a yard long. The length of your strip really depends on how small or large you want your ruffles to be. Place a thin line of fabric glue on the wrong side of the fabric, and press down one end to get started. Now you will just pinch and gather as you go along, pressing down so the glue adheres to the towel.

Pretty easy! Once you finish that strip, you'll move on to your next one.  I use my scissors to keep the other ruffle up so it doesn't get in my way as I'm gluing down the next ruffle. Once you have both of your ruffles on (or however many you decide to add), you're almost done!

The paint should be mostly dry now, so you can go ahead and peel off your stickers. If you're afraid it will run, or if you used a lot of paint, wait until it is completely dry to take the stickers off.

Voila! You have yourself a no sew, "stenciled" kitchen towel that is perfect for gifts, or for just brightening up your own kitchen! Yay! Make sure you stop by and see what else I do with these kitchen towels to dress them up a little.

Thanks so much for welcoming me here today, and I really would love to see you over at Katie{Did}It some time! Here are a few of  my other favorite projects:

See ya'll around!

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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

3 Fabulous Comments:

Thanks for sharing your fun ideas! I really like the lost sock board...I have so many singles now that I have a lost sock bag! Thanks again! :)

You had me at no sew! Very cute towel.

Really cute--and I have that same lamp! It majorly needs a makeover :)

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