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Embellish a Tea Towel



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Ashley Johnston of Make It and Love It shares how she ties colors together in her kitchen with a stripe of fabric sewn onto plain tea towels. This is an easy sewing project for gift-giving, such as for Mother's Day. Use holiday fabric for holiday tea towels. Use this tutorial to create a cute fabric yo-yo embellishment.

Embellished Tea Towel


  • Plain Cotton Tea Towel
  • Colorful Fabric Scrap
  • Coordinating Color for Fabric Yo-Yo
  • Needle and thread
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine


My towel measured 18 x 28 inches. I decided that I wanted my strip to be 2 inches tall and to be as wide as the towel, 18 inches. I added 1/4 inch to all sides.......and cut out a strip of fabric that was 2.5 x 18.5 inches. Then, I tucked under each side a 1/4 inch and ironed it flat. Then, I pinned the strip about 2.5 inches from the bottom (just eye it and place it wherever you'd like) and sewed around the strip, very close to the folded edge.

Okay, and then I just had to add a yo-yo. Hey, it might get in the way while drying those dishes......but who cares? It's so darn cute on there.

Embellished Tea Towel 2


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Feb 24, 2011

Such a simple cute way to jazz up a tea towel. Prepared bias would be a good way to add interest along with a yo-yo& button in the middle.


Dec 18, 2010

Have You tried the plastic yoyo makers sold in the fabric and craft stores? I have and they're great! They explain the process very clearly and make it fast and fun. If you can't get to one cut a circle twice the size plus 1/4 inch and fold over the edge 1/4 inch and loosely stitch then pull theat raw edge to the inside until it pulls to the center on the other side.


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Apr 27, 2010

The links in the project have been fixed. Sorry for mix-up!


Apr 24, 2010

The yo -yo is listed in sewing pages and now is in same list as this tea towel. here's the url for it httpwww.favecrafts.comHome-DecorHow-to-Make-a-Yo-Yo


Apr 24, 2010

I cannot find the yo-yo instructions either. Help Ka


Apr 14, 2010

This is simple and adorable, you can embellish more if you like.


Apr 13, 2010

HI I can not find " how to make a yo yo for the tea towel. Can you please help me out? Marie Myziuk Myziuk@shaw.ca


Apr 13, 2010

Very cute with the YoYo and a quick project.


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