Simple Homemade Gifts: Tea Towels


This summer, my mom and I had so much fun with a morning of thrift store shopping. We stocked up on odds and ends to stash away for gifts and art projects for our little ones.

We discovered some fabulous fabric that we just knew had to be sewn into a set of tea towels! It seems to be a sturdy cotton (perhaps a blend with linen?). It had a lovely combination of sage/spring green stripes and periwinkle embroidery.

Quality hand towels can cost a significant amount in a gourmet cooking supply store (but are a favorite gift for a devoted cook). I was thrilled to spend around a dollar for the roll of fabric.

I originally intended to sell the towels in my Etsy shop, but as a dear sister-in-law’s birthday grew closer, her name kept coming to mind as I looked at the colors of that sweet fabric. So, it became a fun gift-sewing project!

I cut out two generous “towel-sized” rectangles, and carefully hemmed the edges. I neatly folded them, and tied them into a gift bundle with some organza ribbon.

Then, I tucked in a delightful bar of Organic Mint Soap from the sustainable Oregon Soap Company. (A great scent to remove any cooking odors from your fingers!)

A simple, sweet gift!

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8 comments to Simple Homemade Gifts: Tea Towels

  • autumnesf

    I'm starring this for next years gift.

    I wanted to say I love your Living the Simple Life posts…I've only been reading since early fall and am not sure if I've commented before. We too have an adopted daughter and that is what first caught my attention. Great site.

    If you are interested I am hosting a giveaway of a nativity set over at my blog.

    http://autumnaskswhy.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-about-christmas-giveaway.html

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  • Anonymous

    Thank you thank you Michele for the lovely set! Green is my favorite color. The towels were put to good use when I draped one over a tin of hot biscuits Friday.
    ~Barbara

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