Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ten Tea Towel Projects

The tea towel. Such a humble kitchen necessity. Its primary function maybe to wipe dishes, but they are after all, a piece of fabric, and these days some of the designs and colours are so beautiful it seems a crime to use them as a cleaning cloth.

So today I've done a round up of some fabulous things you can make with tea towels!

1. Use as a practical and eco-friendly gift wrap - perfect for wrapping a cook book! Idea found here at

2. Make a cute apron using this great tutorial at Skip to My Lou

3. Make an awesome cushion cover using this tutorial by Magdalena from The Craft Revival.

4. Frame a tea towel to make some stunning art for your space, using this tutorial from House 8810.

5. Make a sweet little girl's skirt using this quick and easy tutorial by Hayley from Welcome to the Mouse House.

6. Cuteness overload - use this fabulous tutorial by Obsessively Stitching to make a toddler bathrobe! Love!

7. Make a tote bag using this easy tutorial by Anna Maria Horner.

8. Make a stylish plastic bag organiser using this Martha Stewart tutorial.

 9. Make a cute sun hat using this free pattern and tutorial by Elizabeth Abernathy.

10. And of course I couldn't do a tea towel round up without including my Postcard Pinafore tutorial!

So there you have it - sewing fun with tea towels! Next time you are shopping you will have to check out the selection at your local store!

Have you made a project from a tea towel? Share the link in the comments, I'd love to see it!


  1. I love the cushion idea ... oh and your pinafore, of course ;-)

  2. I love pinafores, that's a great idea. I collect old retro linen tea towels. May have to repurpose some!

  3. Ah, thanks so much for featuring my tea towel skirt!
    I have always loved tea towels!

  4. Great round up Ros, such cool ideas!

  5. All great ideas, Ros, but I especially like the idea of using tea towels as gift wrapping. That's one I'll definitely use!!!

  6. I love to use tea towels to wrap cookbooks! Great pinny too, such a cute idea. I've made cutlery storage rolls from teatowels. They take up so much less space.

  7. Thanks for including my tea towel cushion tutorial! I'll be trying out your pinny too. So adorable!

  8. Brilliant! I don't mind a nice tea towel or three ;o)


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