Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tea Towel Tote

Hello Blog World,

Another weekend has come and gone and while I was supposed to start my quilt this weekend I got side tracked with another project that I have wanted to do for a while now.

I dashed into spotlight the other day for some material for my apron (more on that later) and I stumbled across this lovely set of tea towels on sale for like $4 for the set!!! I had been on the lookout for a nice set for a while as I had this project in mind.

Tea Towel Tote 001

Don’t you just love the trim on this one??

Tea Towel Tote 004

Now the hard part is to unpick all the seams on these as well as that lovely trim, fold 2 of them in half ( one for lining and one for the outside), sew up the long sides. Usually the third towel is put aside for the handles as well as a band along the top but because my towels had a lovely trim I unpicked the trim and used that instead, so that gave me enough room for a pocket and handles!!!

So just chop it all up, sew it all back together and WAH LAH a fully lined tea towel tote bag is born

Tea Towel Tote 002

I really loved the embroidery on this, it’s very sweet.

Tea Towel Tote 003

It has been very hot here about 42° C (108° F) so that is all I really achieved on the weekend. So I have to make a baby card this week, and next weekend I am going to get stuck into this quilt of mine, as well as start planning my craft room redo (oooh exciting!)

So until then Happy Crafting.



Marilyn said...

This is super cute Michelle.. I love it.. Very pretty tote.. :))

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

This is a great idea!! I have some tea towels that I can't bear to use them (my husband's family is from France). Stopping by from Singing Three Little Birds linky party and your newest follower here and on Pinterest.

Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-first-amp-cover.html

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creativity here. Can you please share your posts at my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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