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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Just Like Grandma Made - Embroidered Linen Tea Towels

It's Homemade Saturday's at Scrapbook Blessings Club, where the Design Team shares with you projects they are working on that does not include paper. With this being said, I'm sharing with you today a project reminiscent of grandma embroidering on flour sacks to be used to tea towels but with a much more modern twist to make a project in approximately 15 minutes!!!

For our project today, we are using a tear-away stabilizer, Linen Tea Towels which I purchased at Walmart (5 for $4.98) and Urban Threads Mr. Whiskers' Tea Party 

I use 2 layers of the stabilizer 

to find the center to place my design, I press the tea towel in half to mark the center

and then place in the hoop with the stabilizer and stretch tauntly

I use embroidery thread as it has a sheen which gives a beautiful finish

I get my colors ready and in stitch order that once the machine starts, I don't have to search for threads

There are 5,679 stitches to this design and I keep this on my computer screen also as not to confuse the colors

the magic begins as I press the start key (the red button turn yellow) and sit back and watch - I'm only needed to change thread colors

Once the stitching is complete, you need to tear the excess stabilizer away along with trimming threads

a final pressing and viola a finished embroidered tea towel just like Grandma used to make:

Thanks for stopping by and hope you leave a comment as I love to read what you think!!!! AND as an added bonus, I will be selecting one lucky winner to receive this tea towel!!

Much love, hugs, and friendship

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  1. Wow, fantastic idea! And the image is so cute - just perfect for tea towel! :) Unfortunately my machine is sooooo basic that I cannot do anything like this with it.


  2. I think it is very cute AND would look purrfect in my red kitchen.

  3. OMGoodness, that's awesome! I love the kitty image too! So cute! I've never seen anything like this before! But I don't get out much either LOL. Would make a fabulous gift too!

  4. Adorable! I wish I could sew worth a darn but I am hopelessly untalented in that arena.

  5. HI, wow this looks amazing. Love the image and your colour choices.

    Hugs Erin xx

  6. OMG!! I covet that machine of yours. Such a fabulous project and I gotta say, it was the image you chose that caught my eye. I'm a HUGE Alice in Wonderland fan. Throw in a kitty and I'm totally IN LOVE!!!!! Couldn't be cuter. Keeping fingers (and toes!) crossed. Was thrilled to see this on the Her Craftiness FB page. xxD


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