Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer 2012: Day 2 (An Afternoon of Sewing)

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!

2 comments:

  1. Oh those are great Valerie and what a fun project to do together! I look forward to checking out Julia's blog, she sounds like my kind of gal, thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. Those look great!
    Great practice for Mary.

    Melinda

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Valerie