Its rare I say I’m making something just for myself; that I purposely set aside time just for me at the sewing machine. This was one of those times but I couldnt resist taking a few pictures along the way. This is not really a tutorial blog more a gnetle guide line of what I did, so no measurements or specifics. Although that’s sometimes the best instructions.
Two flour sack towels – washed and ironed
assortment of fabric scraps, ribbon and extra wide double fold bias tape.
Again, I pretty much eyeballed all of my measurements. I pulled out the measuring tape now and again but nothing to precise.
For the blue and yellow.
Cut bias tape or and other trim wider than your fabric by a few inches. I used extra wide double fold tape but some pictures show the standard width, I decided it wasn’t what I wanted and switched. This will give you an ample amount to fold the raw edge under and around to the back if you desire.
Cut your fabric scraps 1-2 inches wider than your fabric, fold over all the edges and iron well.
For the Brown and green
If you want to turn your fabric scrap into a ruffle I recommend cutting it twice the width of the towel. I think I cut mine the width of the bolt (~42 inches), like I said this was not about exact measurements. You can follow this tut HERE on using a basting stitch to make a ruffle. I did however fold my fabric in half instead of making a rolled edge.
The result was a very full, almost to full, ruffle. Attach the ruffle to the bottom of the towel, which I talk about somewhere in THIS tut.
Followed by the brown ribbon to cover up the raw edge.
I used stitch witchery seam tape to secure the ribbon before I top stitched. I didn’t want it to slip or have the raw edge of the ruffle work its way out. The result was a very stiff but neat edge.
All done and ready to use.