Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dish Towel Tutorial - July Edition: State Birds and Flowers of Texas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina - 12 Months of Pretty Kitchen Towels

It is time to introduce the July edition of the Fresh Juniper series, 12 Months of Pretty Kitchen Towels.  The July Dish Towel features bold red and yellow ribbon trim with the beautiful birds and flowers of Texas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

For the basic towel tutorial, visit Dish Towel Tutorial - May Edition - 12 Months of Pretty Kitchen TowelsOur July edition is the same dish towel with different embellishment. 

Instead of adding a ruffle, simply machine or hand embroider a design and the word JULY in the red ribbon trim.  The beautiful fabric with the U.S.A. states print background and bold state flowers and state birds is used as additional embellishment.  Just serge the fabric edges (or finish edges using machine stitch method as directed in the tutorial).  

Pin trim fabric to dish towel and machine stitch near the outside edges of all four sides.  Then pin ribbon in place in the center of serger stitches (or in the center of the hem if you're using a sewing machine) and machine stitch down all four sides.

I love the July edition.  Remember the Kitchen Curtains Tutorial?  The July Dish Towel trim fabric is made from a remnant of the curtains.  They match beautifully!  


Thanks for following along with our series.  If you make some of these for yourself, please send me an email or leave a comment and let me know!

1 comment:

  1. Super cute kitchen towels! I love this ideas!
    Thanks so much for sharing! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft


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