Handmade gift idea
These hand painted tea towels are really easy to make and are a great idea for a gift and lets be honest tea towels are one thing we all use and can never have enough of, especially if your in my house where they are always disappearing! Make a bunch in advance and stash away to be pulled out when a gift needs to be given. Team up with my decorated wooden spoons for the ultimate gift combo.
Step 2| Make a basic tea towel
Cut out your tea towel, I just took the measurements from one in the kitchen, but I made it 2cm wider all round to allow for the double folded edges. I then folded in the two long sides 1cm and ironed flat. Then folded again another 1cm. Then repeated this for the short sides. Sew along each side. I used a contrast thread but you could do a more tonal look if you prefer.
Step 3| Brainstorming pattern ideas & practicing painting
Then it was onto the fun part……painting!!
I purchased my fabric paint online. The idea behind it is you paint on to the fabric, let it dry, then iron over for a few minutes to set the paint. This makes sure it doesn’t come off in the wash and I can say I have tested it with a tea towel I made a year ago and it still looks like new.