The This embroidered flour sack towel features a cute dog. This whimsical needle work on this towel notes that it is wash day. I am sure that the dog is not thrilled that it is wash day! Our little Corgi will go hide under the table when we say “lets take a bath.”
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Handmade Sewing Project
This is my handiwork. I hope you like it as much as I did making it. Hopefully this blog post will inspire you today to create your own work of beauty.
This pattern is stamped on a cotton flour sack towel. It is not a cross stitch pattern, but rather a running stitch. There is enough detail to show the cute picture. This pattern is on the easy scale and I like to complete patterns that can be started and stopped without figuring out where one left off. Embroidered kits can be completed rather quickly too.
These whimsical towels are cute and useful. Handmade items are so often treasured by the person receiving the gift.
Package the towels together with a ribbon for gifting.
Press to Impress
I know we make these so they can be used. I find that I like to display them for quite a while before using them.
After completing the embroidery, make sure you press it with an iron that can steam. I use another cotton towel on the ironing board. Lay that down first, then put the embroidered towel on top of that with the stitching side down. Move your iron around every few seconds with the steam on. This will help create a crisp towel and make the stitches pop. It will look lovely hanging on display.
Create Your Own from a Kit
There are so many ways to create amazing and unique handmade pieces. The possibilities are endless, there are projects for embroidery, crewel, needle punch work, cross stitch, and counted cross stitch just to name a few. Sewing project do not have to be something that you hand on your wall. Once you learn a few stitches used in embroidery, you can create a unique design. A kit is a great way to start learning stitches as there are always directions on how to complete the unique stitches in the piece.
If you are interested in completing a project like this of your own, I have started the search for you. Here are a few very cute kits that you can complete too. Use your imagination!
This is a pretty flower embroidery kit.
A beautiful rose embroidery kit would be good for a beginner.
If you are looking for a mini kit. This you and me cross stitch kit would be cute.
Needlework can be very relaxing, especially when the project is not complicated. Stock up on flour sack towels and use iron-on transfers to create your own unique project.
Stamped Cross Stitch Kits Too
Here is a stamped cross stitch kit that I just fell in love with. It is definitely on my to-do list.
Love iron-on transfers and I have some from my grandmothers stash yet. I have many of these and like to go through them when I am in the mood to embroider. It gives me ideas.
While you can purchase all of your embroidery supplies separately, if you are new to embroidery, having a starter kit helps assure that you have what you need to complete your projects with the correct tools.
All you have to do is start embroidering and creating your own cute project. Here is a mini-pre stamped cross stitch. Given enough coffee…. it is a cute project.
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You might be interested in making some quilts. Here are some ideas for you.