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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Tutorial: Fabric feather dishtowelBev from Flamingo Toes shows how to make a pretty  kitchen dish towel with feather appliques.  The feather appliques are a happy mix of print and pattern. The pom pom and lace trim on the binding give it an eclective, vintage …

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Tutorial: Jumbo ruffle tea towelSew4Home shows how to make a tea towel with a jumbo ruffle.  You can make them to match any  style décor.  They’re pretty as shown using bright prints for the ruffle.  They’d also be pretty from a vintage-y floral, or even a …

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Idea file: Favorite recipe tea towelsJane from Buzzmills turned her mother-in-law’s award winning butterscotch into tea towels, which she gifted to family members for Christmas.  She didn’t have a handwritten recipe card, so she used PicMonkey to recreate the look of handwriting on paper.  Go to Buzzmills

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Tutorial: Quick and easy embellished towels using fabric stripsWith this tutorial from Jona from Stop Staring… and Start Sewing!, a couple of strips of fabric is all you need to take a plain towel and make it coordinating décor for your bath or kitchen.  They’re fast and easy …

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Tutorial: Hanging dishtowel with a fabric topperGermana from Hobby di Stoffa shows how to make this lovely dishtowel with a topper that buttons around a handle.  She includes a free pattern for making the topper.  She made the towel from honeycomb towel fabric, cutting it to …

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Free pattern: Easy oven mitt potholderMelissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews shares a free oven mitt pattern.  It’s an easy project and it makes a great gift, especially if packaged up with some hot cocoa mix.  It would also be nice gifted with …

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flamingotoesBev from Flamingo Toes shows how to make this bias trimmed pocket potholder.  The bias tape is a pretty finish for the edges but also makes this an easy project.  You can use any cotton fabric for the potholder and the trim.  I’m …

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Bite-Sized-Sewing-Shabby-Chic-Ruffled-Towels-title2Sarah from Craft Quickies guest  blogs at Craft Snob with a tutorial showing how to make this pretty ruffled hand towel.  It would make a lovely accent to your bathroom towel set.  Or, make a couple to hang in your …

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Grocery Bag Holder Tut blog picLeah at Phat Quarters show how to make a grocery bag holder and dispenser.  The plastic bags are easily inserted into the top of the bag.  Then, when you need to grab a bag, a drawstring hole at the bottom …

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CapturelkDolly Creates shows how to make a braided fabric coaster or pot holder.  The process is the same whether you make the coaster or the pot holder.  The only difference is the lengths of fabric you’ll need.  It’s a good …

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dishmatJulie from The Domestic Groove shows how to make a dish mat to sit underneath your dish drainer.  The top is a pretty cotton print, but the layer underneath is a towel so it’ll absorb the water that drips from  your dishes …

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