A Scrappy Project - Bunting Tea Towel

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Whew .. finally got a chance to finish up Mom's new tea towel and it turned out pretty dang cute even if I do say so myself! The Beyond the Sea fabric from Cloud9 is so much fun to work with.

I loosely followed Michelle Engel Bencsko's tutorial for her bunting pillow that I found on her blog, Cicada Daydream. For those that don't know, Michelle is the designer behind the fabulous Cloud9 fabric collections which we absolutely LOVE!

I started out cutting a bunch of triangles. I varied the size a bit from the tutorial and went with triangles that were 4 inches across and 5 inches long.

Initially I cut out 12 of them but then went back and added 2 more. {Note to self: when starting and stopping a project, it is best to verify the size of things before you guess and proceed.}Alas, my 2 extra triangles are a bit smaller than the first 12.

I made bias tape from the Earth solid fabric from the same collection. Then it was just a matter of pinning everything in place and top stitching it all. Too easy!

I love how it turned out although now I wish I had used a matching thread for the bias tape. The white looks OK but I think a turquoise would have looked much better.  Also wish I would have noticed that I had two coral pennants lined up. Grrrrrr

So there you go, Mom ... your very own tea towel! So now maybe she'll quit trying to steal mine! ;)

On a side note, did you happen to notice my water bottle with Coral Weed wrap in the first picture. I told you we loved the fabric!



Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

Love this! Linked to you on our blog. Thanks!

no2pesnel said...

This is so great!

Wendy said...

This is lovely, I love all things bunting! thank you.

Asha said...

I loved it.
A simple idea, looks beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Are those pennants hemmed? That requires skill....

Anonymous said...

Did you leave raw edges when sewing triangles or turned them under?

Anonymous said...

this is so easy,i just bought some hand towels for the kitcken,thought of making some for kids,,for christmas ...thanks

KusalaKnits said...

Super cute! You could leave the edges raw if you cut with pinking shears and use ric rac for the bias tape!! (I'm lazy ;)) These would be fab Mother's Day presents!!

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