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Garden Flowers Towel

By  Mary Ayres 

Invite your garden indoors with this dancing flower tea towel made from linen and homespun fabric.

Materials

  • Natural linen fabric, 20”x25”
  • Homespun fabric: green, 5-1/2”x19-1/2”; scraps (flowers), five prints/colors
  • Embroidery floss: green, colors to match flower fabric
  • Flat buttons to coordinate with flower fabric, five

Tools

  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • Iron and pressing surface
  • Therm O Web HeatnBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, pencil, ruler, transfer paper

Pattern - Garden Flowers Towel

  • 1. Turn long sides and one short side of linen rectangle under 1/4". Turn edges under 1/4" again. To hem, machine stitch close to edges.
  • 2. With right sides facing, sew one long edge of green rectangle to raw edge of linen rectangle, 1/4" from edge. Turn remaining edges of green rectangle under 1/4". Fold green rectangle so long turned edge is even with seam at bottom of linen rectangle. (Note: Right side of fabric should be facing outward.) Hand sew turned edges to bottom edge of towel.
  • 3. Fuse 2" iron-on adhesive square to back of each flower fabric. Cut two 1-1/2", and one 1-1/4", 1-3/8", and 1-3/4" circles from fused fabrics. Print and cut out pattern. Remove backing from circles. Follow manufacturer's instructions to fuse circles to towel front.
  • 4. Use two strands of coordinating-color floss to blanket stitch around flowers. Transfer stems and leaves. Use two strands green to embroider stem stitch on stems and leaves and to sew buttons to flower centers.