Fabric

Bunny & Flower Basket Tea Towels

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 19"x27-1/2"

Materials

  • Tea towels, 19”x27-1/2”: lt. pink; lt. blue
  • Cotton print fabric scraps: white; pink dot; batik green, pink, purple, and blue
  • White pom-pom fringe, 1-1/2 yds.
  • Buttons, 7/16” to 9/16”: blue, two; lt. pink; bright pink

Tools

  • 6-strand Embroidery Floss (DMC): Med. Dusty Rose (962); Lt. Seagreen (964)
  • Sewing thread: white; lt. pink
  • Needles: sewing; embroidery
  • Lt. pink sewing thread
  • Iron-on fabric adhesive

Pattern - Bunny & Flower Basket Tea Towels

  • Bunny Towel
  • 1. Print and cut out patterns. Cut pieces from iron-on adhesive slightly larger than bunny, nose, flower, and two leaf patterns. Follow manufacturer's instructions to fuse pieces to back of white (bunny), pink dot (solid area for nose), batik green (leaves), and pink (flower) fabrics. Cut bunny, nose, and two leaf pieces from fused fabrics. Remove backing.
  • 2. Fuse bunny, nose, flower, and leaves to pink towel with bunny centered and 1" from bottom.
  • 3. Transfer whiskers and eyes. Use two strands Med. Dusty Rose floss to blanket stitch around outer edges. Use one strand Lt. Seagreen floss to stem stitch whiskers. Use two strands Med. Dusty Rose floss to straight stitch eyes.
  • 4. Use pink floss to sew blue button to flower center.
  • 5. Use sewing thread to sew pom-pom fringe to bottom towel edge, turning raw edges at ends to back.
  • Basket Towel
  • 1. Print and cut out patterns. Cut pieces from iron-on adhesive slightly larger than basket, three flower, and three leaf patterns. Follow manufacturer's instructions to fuse pieces to back of pink dot (basket), batik pink, purple, blue (flowers), and green (leaves) fabrics. Cut basket, three flower, and three leaf pieces from fused fabrics. Remove backing.
  • 2. Fuse basket, flowers, and leaves to lt. blue towel with basket centered and 1" from bottom.
  • 3. Use two strands Lt. Seagreen floss to blanket stitch around outside edges of fabric pieces.
  • 4. Use Med. Dusty Rose floss to sew blue button to pink flower center, bright pink button to purple flower center, and lt. pink button to blue flower center.
  • 5. Use sewing thread to sew pom-pom fringe to bottom towel edge, turning raw edges at ends to back.