I made a couple of fun, ruffle dish towels. I saw them on Sweetwater's blog and knew I needed to try them out for myself. I started with pre made dish towels and simply embellished them with ruffles.
It was fun picking out the fabrics. This is a great way to use up scraps of special fabrics...probably the most 'expensive' part of the project was the twill tape that goes on the top of each ruffle. I'm still trying to come up with a way to eliminate it on each ruffle...you really only see it on the top ruffle. But...that's a whole 'nother post...
These would make great hostess gifts and they would be so easy to make for holidays....I can just picture a Christmas one with some fun holiday fabrics. As is fitting for this season of my life, I cut the fabrics one day, ironed and sewed them another day, gathered the ruffles and pinned them on a third day and finally finished them off on a completely different day.....Maybe I should call them the 4 day ruffle towels?
Whatever they are called, they sure are cute. When I finally finished them, I hung a one on my oven door and told my kids not to use it for cleaning up spills! ha!