Vintage Inspired Hand Towels

I’ve been trying to get ready for an upcoming Fleattitude boutique and thought I would make some vintage inspired towels to include in my booth.

I’ve shared with you in a past post about my love of Osnaburg Fabric and have seen some awesome things made with it.   So, I thought I would share what I’ve been making.  If you are a beginning seamstress this would be a great project for you.

I cut the fabric into 20″x28″ pieces and sewed a rolled hem around the whole edge.  To do this you simply fold the edge in about 1/4″ and then fold again.  I’ve gotten to where I can do this without pressing it first, but if you are new at this I would press it.  Once sewn I ironed the whole towel to remove any wrinkles.

Now, you can decorate them any way you’d like to.  I love the way the lace looks with the Osnaburg.  I ran a basting stitch along the top edge of the flat lace and gathered.  I then sewed it to the towel.

The fabric comes with a frayed edge that I think is really cute.  On this towel I simply gathered the edge of two pieces of the frayed scraps andsewed them on, one overlapping the other.

You can stamp on this fabric like I did here using a rubber stamp or apply an iron on design.

On this towel I painted two stripes using acrylic paint and a sponge brush.  I applied pieces of painters tape to the towel and applied the paint lightly to form the stripes.  Make sure you are using a dry brush and dabbing some of the paint off the brush onto paper towels before applying the paint to the towels.

I don’t think I would necessarily use these towels but would use them as decorative pieces.  I think they would add the perfect final touches to a kitchen or bathroom.

What do ya think?

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

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