Embroidered Towels

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

By René @ Cottage and Vine

Most of our creations aren't original, but come from a seed planted by another creative person, planted by the seed of another creative person, planted by...  This seed was planted by Living With Lindsay.  One day I was sniffing around on her blog and found inspiration. Didn't have to look hard.

It has certainly been a long time since I have done any embroidering and when I saw her embroidered towels, I remembered how much I enjoyed it and how easy it is to do.  Thinking that I was prepared with my dollar store flour-sack cloths, embroidery thread and needles, I sat down for a little crafting only to discover that I didn't have a hoop.  Hoops are pretty important, but it was 9:30 and the stores were closed.  You know how we are when feeling crafty.  We do the best we can with what we have and that's what happened last night.

Here is how:

  1. Type a message in Word.  You can play with the font and size to achieve the look you want here.  I used Bradley Hand font sizes 50 & 72.
  2. Lay the pre-washed flour-sack over the piece of paper and trace the letters.  Lindsay recommends using a brown permanent marker.  I used a pencil which was difficult to see.
  3. Next you simply embroider your design.  I'll let Lindsay explain that here.


  1. Gosh, it's been years since I've embroidered, but this brings back such memories. I even have a fancy-shmancy sewing machine that will do lettering. Guess I need to get the manual out. Too cute.

  2. Thank you so much for this. I am looking for simple inexpensive gifts this year. We are waiting on an adoption to Ethiopia...trying to save as much as we can, as quick as we can. This will be a nice gift for my mother-n-love. Thank you.

    Enjoy your celebrations!

    mama to 7
    one homemade and 6 adopted
    *expecting again...from Ethiopia!


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