I'm Janimal, happily gainfully employed Momma to a sweet girl. Livin' it up in Atlanta with a great husband and a good job. Sometimes I make stuff and here's my spot to show it off! Life is good, so I'm sharing....

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Reverse Applique Kitchen Towels!

Today is the day for the $5 Dollar Store Spring Decor Craft Challenge!

I made a new entry last night! I have two other entries, but I think this one is my favorite. Gosh, I like the wreath too....

(Here are my other two entries: Spring Ribbon Wreath and Decoupaged Vase)

SO quickly, here it is so i can submit it! (EDIT: Also entering in the CSI Project Challenge!)

Pretty Reverse Applique Kitchen Towels!

On with the tutorial! To make, purchase two contrasting kitchen towels from the Dollar Store. (I love Dollar Tree!)

Lay flat, and pin right sides together.

Sew around the outside seam, leaving a space for turning.

Clip the corners before turning to reduce bulk, and iron flat.

Turn, and top stitch around the outside edge. (This should also close the turn opening, but if you like, whipstitch that closed)

Draw circles with a water soluble marker on one side of the now two layered towel

Turn the towel over, and draw circles on the other color, on the opposite side from the other circles.

Stitch around all the circles. Then stitch lines across the circles, dissecting it like pieces of an orange. Don't worry about it being perfect. You should have stitched circles on both ends of your towel.

With small scissors, carefully cut away the fabric from each wedge of the orange, cutting only through the top layer of fabric.

Keep cutting through all the circles.
Wipe or spritz away your water soluble marker and figure out how to hang your pretty new towel!

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  1. How creative! Thanks for visiting my blog! Good luck with the challenge!

  2. Cool project! Thanks for linking up!

  3. What a great project! You are a clever and crafty girl. Happy Spring!

  4. Brilliant! I'm tucking this one away for future reference. :)

  5. I am amazed at your skill! Super cool.

  6. This is so cute...great idea! Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday! And I followed too.

  7. Now that is cute!! I'm gonna have to make some of those!

  8. They look fantastic!!!
    I love this technique!!!!

  9. The flowers are fantastic - I don't know how to use a machine, but you made a technique I could sew by hand - I'm gonna try it!

  10. It looks like lemon and limes. So cute!

  11. This is a neat idea! I am going to have to try this sometime!
    Saw this on The CSI Project =)

  12. Super cute idea! Thanks for posting! (fellow CSI crafter)


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