Vintage Linen Tea Towels

Materials

  • Pink or blue linen-look dishtowel (Wimpole Street Creations)
  • Vintage linen with white background, 5” square
  • Yellow single fold bias tape, 2-1/4 yds.
  • Assorted white pearl flat buttons, 5/8”, four
  • Medium blue jumbo rickrack, 3/4 yd.

Tools

  • Sewing thread: white; pink; medium blue
  • Sewing needle
  • Straight pins
  • Iron and pressing board
  • Sewing machine and matching threads

Directions

STEP 1

  • Pin vintage linen square to center front of towel and baste close to edge of square. (Note: Bottom of square should be 2-3/4” up from bottom of towel.)

STEP 2

  • Extend lines around square to edges of towel, using pencil and ruler. Sew yellow single fold tape horizontally then vertically on top of lines, turning raw edges of tape under 1/4” at edges of towel and covering raw edges of linen square. (Note: Stitch close to both edges of tape.)

STEP 3

  • Sew rickrack across bottom front of towel close to edge on back side, turning raw edges under at sides.

STEP 4

  • Sew buttons to corners of vintage linen square on top of yellow tape, using pink or blue thread.

More

  • 1. Instead of a tea towel, showcase vintage fabric scraps on pillows, aprons and totes.
by Mary Ayres
Vintage Linen Tea Towels
Vintage Linen Tea Towels