Sailing Away Applique Towels

Materials

  • Purchased dish towels, two
  • Fabric rectangles: 5”x7” light green, 2”x5” medium blue, 3”x4” turquoise
  • Medium rick rack: 1-1/2 yds. light blue, 1/8 yd. yellow
  • Ribbon, 5/8”-wide, 3/8 yd. blue check, 3/8 yd. light turquoise
  • Buttons: two 11/16” turquoise, two 1/2” yellow
  • Bright blue sewing thread

Tools

  • Sewing needle and sewing machine
  • Fusible webbing for fabric, 5”x12” rectangle

Basic Supplies

scissors, iron

Directions

STEP 1

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions to fuse webbing onto wrong sides of light green, medium blue, and turquoise fabric rectangles.

STEP 2

  • Print out patterns. Cut anchor and right sail from light green fused-fabric, bottom of boat from medium blue fused-fabric, and left sail from turquoise fused-fabric.

STEP 3

  • Position boat shapes on center front of towel (Note: Do not fuse). Cut 2-1/2” yellow rick rack length. Position rick rack horizontally across left sail, 3/8” from bottom edge, turning ends under edges of sail. Position anchor on center front of other towel. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to fuse shapes on towels.

STEP 4

  • Use sewing machine to sew straight stitch around shapes close to edges and across center of yellow rick rack, overlapping stitches at beginning and end.

STEP 5

  • Use sewing machine to sew light blue rick rack across front of towels, 1” from bottom edges, turning ends under at edges of towels, sewing through center of rick rack.

STEP 6

  • Use needle and thread to sew yellow buttons on top of turquoise buttons. Sew stacked buttons on center of right sail and on center top of anchor.

STEP 7

  • Tie ribbon lengths into bows. Trim ends even. Sew bows along anchor.
by Mary Ayres

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/669/04fd9177-a2ba-4b7e-80dd-7d1b0f02a598.pdf



Sailing Away Applique Towels
Sailing Away Applique Towels