Hand towels always come in handy.

You’ll need the following:

Tea-towel : Scraps of material for the topper : Button/Stud

Directions:

1. Cut your tea-towel in half. It is good to get the ones that hand the print on BOTH ends of the towel

2. Gather the raw edge and set aside, leaving threads to gather to size.

3.Using the pattern cut two pieces from fabric and one from iron on batting

4.Lay fabric pieces right sides together and then lay batting or flannel on top of the fabric, iron in place.

5.Starting at point A, stitch around the handle using a 1/4” seam allowance, to point B. Clip corners and turn right side out and press. Turn under a 1” hem along the open bottom end and press. Snip around the complete side to help to sit flat.

6. Insert the pleated/folded/gathered raw edge of the towel into the open end of the handle so that it lays a full inch inside. Sew at least two rows of stitches to hold it in place.

7.  I use studs, do place the socket on one side and the press on the top.  Center your button on the pointed end of the flap (point C) and mark for a buttonhole. Make the buttonhole then fold over the flap and mark where to sew the button. Sew the button to the handle

 

 

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