20140722-175156-64316345.jpgJonie from Knot Sew Normal guest blogs at Sew McCool with a tutorial showing how to make this owl hot pad and pot holder set. The hot pad has two sweet owls appliqued on it, and the matching pot holder …

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1681-Moroccan-Deco-Stitch-Towels-6At Sew4Home you can see how to make their Scrappy Moroccan Style Deco Stitch Tea Towels.  That’s a long name, but they’re a whole lot of pretty.  The linen towels are accented with strips of cotton prints and rows of …

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Tutorial: Cafe curtains with fabric hanging loops and accent bands

Tutorial: Cafe curtains with fabric hanging loops and accent bands

Sew4Home shows how to make these café curtains with fabric hanging loops and contrast bands sewn across the top and bottom.  They’d be so pretty hanging in a kitchen or dining …

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Tutorial: Kitschy Houses Hot Pads

Tutorial: Kitschy Houses Hot Pads

Jennifer Heynen shares a tutorial at Therm O Web blog showing how you can make her Kitschy House Hot Pads.  They are so cute!  You can give each one its own personality by changing up the fabrics and …

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Tutorial: Make a ruffled tea towelJona from Jona G. Patterns and Stop Staring and Start Sewing shows how you can make a tea towel.  A small ruffle and ribbon trim across the bottom make them extra pretty.  She used a home dec weight for the …

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Tutorial: The Perfect PotholderAmanda from Jedi Craft Girl shows how to make her Perfect Potholder.  What makes this such a great potholder is that the back is made with a thick toweling to give a good barrier against the heat of a pan.  The front can be any …

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Tutorial: Bread Blanket embellished flour sack towelsAmanda from Jedi Craft Girl shares a tutorial for making her Bread Blanket flour sack towels.  They’re made from flour sack towels, which you can get inexpensively at the discount store, with a ruffle and fancy trim sewn to the …

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Tutorial: Modern quilted tea cozyA tea cozy sounds like it would be something old fashioned, but Kim of Milkybeer Handmade shows that tea cozies can be quite modern after all.  She shares a tutorial at Imagine Gnats showing how to make one.  It has …

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Tutorial: Reusable fabric bowl coversThe Sewing Dork shows how you can make a set of fabric bowl covers to use in place of plastic wrap.  Unlike plastic wrap that sees just one use before getting tossed, these fabric covers can be washed and reused …

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Tutorial: Quick and easy hot padsNicole from Modern Handcraft shows how to make a set of hot pads. It’s an easy, 1-hour project.  The round hot pads are 7″ in diameter.  They’re made from two layers of quilting cotton, with cotton batting between to protect your table from …

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Tutorial: Make a pastry clothCami from Tidbits guest blogs at Make It and Love It giving 6 reasons why pastry cloths are helpful in the kitchen, and also sharing a tutorial showing how you can make one.  It’s made from two layers of unbleached drill fabric …

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Tutorial: Hot pan or skillet handle coverDeby from So Sew Easy shows how to make a handle cover for a hot pan or skillet.  These covers have padding on the inside to protect your hand from a hot pan handle.  If you’ve ever burned your hand this way …

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Tutorial: Kitchen rag bagWe use cloth towels for most kitchen clean-up at my house.  We feel they’re better for the environment and are also easier on our pocketbook.  But they’re not pretty, especially not after they’ve been used to clean up a spill.  …

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Tutorial: Falling Shamrock watercolor tea towelJessa from Sparkle shows how she made her beautiful Falling Shamrock tea towel.  She used DecoArt’s Ink Effects fabric transfer ink to create the watercolor shamrocks.  It’s pretty for St. Patrick’s Day, but you could use this same technique with other simple shapes …

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Tutorial: Squid and whale dishtowelsLiz from Simple Simon & Co. shows how she made these fun nautical kitchen towels with squids and whales.  Her tutorial is part of the Home Sewn series hosted by Susan from Living with Punks.  She used applique and embroidery …

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