You may know that sewing is not my forte. I am always envious of all the fabulous sewing projects I see, and it’s my goal next year to work on getting better. In the meantime, anything I sew is simple and easy, and takes less than an hour. These dishtowels are no exception! I love love love how they turned out! You can make these too—it really is easy (and I wouldn’t say it if I didn’t mean it), and anyone can do it.
You can make them anyway you like, which is the beauty of it. How darling would they be in Halloween fabric? You can also put any text you like, or monograms are always cute. Flour sack dishtowels are my favorite, and lend a very homey look. How perfect for gifts!!
- flour sack dishtowels
- heat ‘n bond
1. Iron your dishtowels.
2. Cut your fabric into 1 1/2 – 2 inch strips, across the whole width of your fabric. (Usually 45-54 inches wide.) I like the frayed look, so I did not hem my strips before sewing ruffles. You can always add this step in if you prefer.
3. Sew first ruffle on the very bottom of your dish towel. Add the second ruffle, leaving about 1/2 inch gap between the first one. The third ruffle will go in that 1/2 inch gap, giving it a more ruffle-y appearance. My ruffles are super easy–just take your strip and fold it over and under as you go along. The dishtowels are wide enough that one strip of fabric is not going to be long enough, but these ruffles are the kind that will hide adding an extra strip easily. When you get to the end of your strip, just fold the rough side under. Fold the rough side of the new strip over, and sew them on overlapping them just a little. It will look just like another ruffle!
You now have darling ruffled dishtowels!!