Monday, September 20, 2010

Friendly Kitchen Towels

Happy Monday!
Did you have a fabulous weekend? I did! I crafted like
C R A Z Y !

Happy Birthday to {Jan} this Saturday! 

We'll be celebrating all week, 'cause you only turn 32 once! 

For Jan's birthday, I wanted to make a little something for her kitchen. She is in the process of some remodeling, and her {new} colors are sage and chocolate brown, so I made
 her some pretty personalized kitchen towels!

I LOVE monograms... I Wonder-Under them onto everything! So I made a "j". For {Jan}! 

I used Amanda's "wall dots" as inspiration for the other towel. Love this! I drew circles on Wonder-Under paper ( I used a spray-paint lid for a stencil), then ironed them to the sage fabric, and cut them out. The ironed them on, and {of course} stitched around the edge...

(Has anyone EVER used Wonder-Under and had it stay in place without sewing? Me neither.)

For the ends, I cut off the end, so I wasn't sewing through that thick part, 

then cut 4 strips 3" x 18", pressed the edges in, pinned them on (folding and tucking the ends in),  and sewed on with a straight stitch. 

I love these! 

Happy Birthday, Momma Jan! 

<3 AmberLou

sharing at a few of these parties!


  1. LOVE THEM! They are super duper cute!

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! Thank you so much. So sweet you are thinking of me :)


  3. Cute and very fun!

  4. Those are very cute towels you have created! Homemade is the best way to show you care!

    Mrs. Hearts

  5. I need new kitchen towels so bad! Thanks for linking up!

  6. These are so cute. I like the font you used for the "j". Thanks for the tip on cutting off the ends. Knowing me, I would have tried to sew right over them. Thanks so much for linking, I always enjoy my visits here.

  7. I love these. They are so adorable! And things with my name or initial on it make me feel special! =] Thanks for the great tute. Can't wait to try it!


  8. Sweet! A nice way to personalize a gift.

  9. Very nice applique work! How do you do the initials -- free-hand or with an applique disk? This is great!

  10. I free-handed the "j". my printer isn't working... but I love how it turned out!

  11. cute idea, new follower!
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    found you on its a blog party

  12. What a nice, personalized gift idea! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

  13. How adorable are these!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!


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