For our 2nd full day of summer vacation, Mary Catherine and I spent the afternoon sewing. We tried our hand at making some ruffled dish towels for the kitchen.
I followed Julia's tutorial. (I just love her!) And since this was a simple project that involved lots of straight line sewing, it was a great opportunity for Mary to practice her 1/4" and 1/2" seams.
They turned out quite cute, were very economical to make, and added a touch of "handmade" to our kitchen. They are my new "go to" solution for replacing paper towels with cloth for hand-drying throughout the day.
(We are trying to make a concerted effort to reduce the amount of paper products we use in our home. The ruffled dish towel is a perfect place to start!)
I purchased brand new flour sack cloths and a yard of a sweet calico fabric that complements my kitchen. I created two (2) 9 x 24 inch ruffled dish towels and have enough fabric left over for a future complementary project!
Here's to living more naturally and beautifully!