How to Embellish Hand Towels: DIY

This is a super fun {and super easy} way to personalize a gift for a family member, co-worker, or friend.  These would be super cute for an End of the Year teacher gift too!  
Okay, okay… you can also make a bunch for yourself.  
 
 
 
Simply, grab your supplies:
 
*Hand Towels (can purchase in large amounts at discount stores)
*Wonder Under (or other fusible web/adhesive)
*fabric
*ribbon
*scissors
*iron
*template for embellishment (letter or shape)
 
{make sure to prewash all fabrics and hand towels}
 
 
 
Iron the Wonder Under (or equivalent fusible web) onto the fabric of your choice.  Cut out the pattern you wish to embellish your towel with.  This towel was being dazzled with an “S”.
Once your Wonder Under is secured to your fabric, cut out the “S”, remove the paper backing and iron on to your hand towel, making sure to center it.
Again, iron Wonder Under to the back of your ribbon.  Remove the paper backing and iron your ribbon to the bottom of your hand towel, right below your shape/letter.  Fold the bottoms of the ribbon under about 1/4 inch to conceal the raw edge.
Once everything is ironed on, secure with the sewing machine by topstitching all the way around the ribbon and the letter/shape.  This is an important step to ensure longevity.
 
There ya go folks!
A super easy and fun gift.  
People just love personalized gifts and you can whip a bunch of these out in no time.   (or hang them in your own bathroom or kitchen to make yourself feel extra special, of course)
 
 
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Hayley Crouse is a wife, mother and multifaceted designer. Her love of sewing, crafting, cooking and interior design infuses her daily life and naturally spills over into her online presence. She pushes the envelope of her creativity and hopes that others will be inspired to do the same. She currently authors the Welcome to the Mouse House Blog, is the pattern designer behind Mouse House Creations and is a collaborative designer with Willow & Co. Patterns.
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11 Responses to How to Embellish Hand Towels: DIY

  1. Chrissy February 22, 2013 at 12:59 am #

    These are adorable!! I love the colors, they are so clean and bright looking! Would you consider sharing this and any other projects that you might have over at my Pinterest Power party?

    http://www.thetaylor-house.com/2013/02/20/pinterest-power-party-7-2.html

    Thanks!
    Chrissy

  2. motheronamission February 22, 2013 at 12:59 am #

    These are precious! I’m in the process of painting our bathroom, so I’m thinking some of these to match would be perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Christina at I Gotta Create! February 22, 2013 at 1:08 am #

    They are so sweet and cheery! Love em :)

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

  4. Ana Lopes February 23, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    So adorable! Love it!!!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime. Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    http://www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

  5. Tina Pippo February 24, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #23 :)
    Have a great week!!

  6. Theresa March 1, 2013 at 12:50 am #

    Love your hand towels. I need to make some mine are getting old. Come by & join my party sometime if you like I am @ DearCreatives.com they start every Friday.

  7. Amy March 2, 2013 at 3:33 am #

    LOVE THESE!!! So cute!! New follower and like on fb from tatertots and jello. Would love for you to come visit me at bakelovesew.blogspot.com!

  8. Heather September 4, 2013 at 1:58 am #

    Found this tutorial from Pinterest. I love these hand towels! Thanks for the great idea!

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