Even More Handmade Gift Ideas – Appliqued Dish Towel

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Cricut

appliqued dish towel neighbor gift

These appliqued dish towels were my neighbor gifts this Christmas, and they were even easier than the bath towel! I chose patterns that had more angles than curves so the edge stitching would be easier. (The flower and leave patterns are from Walk in My Garden and the bird is from Home Decor.)

The process is the same, apply heat and bond to the fabric, cut out the design, adhere to the towel, and edge stitch. I also added some decorative edge stitching around the whole towel that you can see – a simple zigzag stitch. I did a fabric border on the one on the right.

I’m all about unique and inexpensive gifts, and there are going to be great for the coming year!

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1 parenting BY dummies December 30, 2009 at 6:05 am

Love your site. Lots of great ideas. Probably all too hard for me, but I love looking and telling my crafty friend to try them out for me:)

2 Dana December 30, 2009 at 9:54 am

Those are so cute and you are right…they would make great gifts!

3 Deborah December 30, 2009 at 11:36 am

Wonderful idea for gifts! I can see these for Bridal showers, teachers gifts, even the mail lady we have would love them I’m sure. So cute.

4 Erin August 18, 2010 at 10:05 am

Love the dishtowels. I have some flour sack ones that I bought a while ago, I am going to try and tea stain some of them. I like the clean crisp colors you used on the ones above.

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