Think outside the box once in awhile…
I feel like I say that a lot on my blog, but I like to take ordinary every-day items and change them into something new.
I was in Tuesday Morning the other day and saw some cute kitchen towels for a good price. I thought I could use them or improve them even more with a little creativity.
My first idea is my favorite…I took the black and white towels (3 in a pack for $6!!!) and made them into a pillowcase for my new bedding.
This is a super easy sewing project that literally took about 20 minutes! If you could sew a straight line and know how to use your button hole foot on your sewing machine, you could do this.
All I did was sew two towels together (right side facing) on three sides, leaving a short end open for the buttons. Turn your case right side out and sew button holes on the outside fabric and coordinating buttons on the inside fabric.
I even used some super-cute vintage buttons I picked up from an estate sale long ago.
Seriously, how sweet are they? They are wooden with little arrows on them.
I inserted your standard pillow in it, buttoned it up, and it was finished!
I really like the stripes and the flowers but it really needs some sort of pop of color now. Like maybe a green apple color? Hmmmm……a project for another day.
With the white towel, I stitched out a cute reminder that spring is only one month away. (Please Hurry Spring!)
The hardest, most difficult project was a “bright” idea I got to try and make the orange towel into a handy-dandy make-up bag with some vintage linens added in. Honestly, it did not turn out like I wanted but, Hey! You learn by your mistakes…
It came out all lumpy and crooked and I almost broke my serger trying to sew it up all nice and neat.
It’s still usable, just not what I had pictured in my mind.
I had some orange towel scraps left over so I thought I’d make a little travel soap carrier/loofah.
Another easy thing to sew, and it could be embellished in many different ways. I think it would be really cute if it had a little rubber ducky embroidered on it or someone’s name or initials. Perhaps for a child? Hmmmm….another idea.
I hope I’ve given you some ideas. Now get your bad self sewing!
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