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Pomegranate and Chicken Dish Towels

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For a quick sewing project these dish towels from Spoonflower are fun to make.  The towels are printed on their linen cotton canvas ultra fabric and are nice and sturdy. The fabric softens after washing and has a nice crinkle look from the linen.  They get softer with each washing.

Press the towels with a hot iron and trim all the loose threads.  

Square the edges with a rotary cutter and mat.  The edges can be pretty uneven and I had to cut 1/2" off one edge to make them even.  Press the edge of the fabric in 3/8" twice.    Do this on all the sides.  Since it is a thick fabric I wanted to make mitered corners.  Here is a great how to video from creativebug on how to make them. 

After the mitered corners are finished fold the hem down where the pressing lines are and sew an edge stitch around the towel.  

Finished hem with mitered corners.    

Finished tea towels.  Here are links to the towels in my Spoonflower shop if you'd like to make either of them.  Holiday Pomegranate Sal…

Redwork Chickadee and Christmas Ornaments

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My holiday towel this year is a Redwork Chickadee on a Berry Branch.  The design is on a  27" x 28" flour sack towel.  Flour sack towels are great for embroidery  because you can see the pattern easily through the fabric for tracing  and the fabric is really nice to embroider on. 

I have a new set of Christmas Holiday Ornaments.  It is a set of six with the snowman and peppermint chocolate featured here.  There is also a hound dog, a kitten in a stocking, polka dot mittens, and a cowboy snowman.   

I liked the soft grey in the vine pattern of the fabric so I chose a medium grey floss to compliment the burgundy red, creamy white shade, and holiday green  for the designs.    

Lily and Tulip Ride A Bike Hand Embroidery Pattern

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I chose fabric way out of my normal color palette in honor of the autumn season  for this design.  Lily is taking her little dog Tulip for a bike ride.  They bought a  bouquet of flowers and are losing some on the way, but that's okay.  You can click here for pattern details.

Autumn Birds Hand Embroidery Pattern

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Hopefully we'll be enjoying some cooler temperatures now that September is here. This is my new hand embroidery pattern inspired by autumn stitched in  bright fall colors on solid green fabric from Waverly.   I love their selection of solid fabrics in bright colors for hand embroidery. Autumn Birds Embroidery Pattern details here.

Baby Bloomers Hand Embroidery Book

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My new hand embroidery book is now available!  It has lots of patterns to embroider for children.  An alphabet series to make into a quilt, a quiet book, or toys. Lots of animals from farm animals to fish.  Storybook style patterns, too.  

You can click here for details on the book. 

An example of one of the alphabet series patterns.

Octopus Hand Embroidery Pattern

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My new hand embroidery pattern is available. Happy Octopus details here. This pattern will be in my new hand embroidery book that  will be published toward the end of July.   

Tiger Animal Flower Hand Embroidery Pattern

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My new hand embroidery pattern set is now available in my Etsy Shop It is a set of six patterns featuring animal flowers with a tiger, bear, giraffe, hippo, lion, and monkey. Fun patterns to decorate kids rooms and quilts. Animal Flower Pattern Set details here