Sunday, January 16, 2011

My Latest Project/ GIVEAWAY!

This weekend I tried out a new project. You can see the finished product below, hanging from my oven. It is so convenient having a dish cloth hanging in arms reach at all times in the kitchen. I started by embroidering the dish cloth, then sewed using my sewing machine, and the last step is done by hand. I am going to walk you through the steps of making it, without the embroidery, it still makes a for a cute project!

All you need for this project is a dish cloth, a button, and an oven hot pad. It needs to be the kind with a little loop on it, this is what you hook around your button to hang it from the oven.

First, you fold both the dish cloth and oven mitt in half to find the center of them both. You then pin them together as shown below. Notice that the finished side of the dish cloth is facing up (the side we want seen) and then the unfinished side of the oven mitt is also facing up. When finished the oven mitt will "close" while the dish cloth hangs below, at this point the finished side of the oven mitt will be seen.

You then sew them together. This takes some effort because obviously the oven mitt is smaller than the dish cloth....so you want to "scrunch" the dish cloth until it is the same width as the oven mitt. Take your time sewing over the bunched fabric so you don't break your needle and to ensure a neat and even pleated look.

After that is finished, you need to find the placement for the button. It needs to be on the side opposite the loop on the oven mitt. Once you find the best place for the button so that the loop can fit around it, sew the button on to the oven mitt.

At this point, your dish cloth is ready to be hung! You could always add embroidery to the dish cloth at this point. For my first one, I embroidered the cloth first but on my next one I will probably make it my last step.

Also, as a way to say thanks to those of you who read my blog I want to giveaway one of these personalized dish cloths! To enter the drawing, simply let me know you want to be entered in the comment section and on the 30th, I will announce the winner!

13 comments:

  1. I love reading your blog...you are so crafty and have great ideas!

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  2. I love your blog and all of your crafty ideas! Not only is the dish cloth accessible, but can be easily made to match any kitchen colors! And I must say, what a great idea using the bench for additional seating at your kitchen table. Replacing the fabric added some fun colors to the room. Good job with the blogging!

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  3. You have always had that stylish sense KT. I love it! Sign me up! (and p.s. i love you!)

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  4. I love your blog.

    What a great giveaway

    rmccoy1234 at yahoo dot com

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  5. Katie your blog is so cute! Sign me up!

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  6. Always in anticipation of your next find, redesign, or craft idea. Please add my name in the giveaway...fingers crossed here!

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  7. I love reading your blog. You are crafty and talented. Hope I win!

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  8. Can I request my color and initial preference now?

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  9. What a cute idea! You are very talented sista! You should teach me how to sew! If I don't win I will just steal your towel, it's really a win-win for me :) love you!

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  10. So Cute Katie! I really want to try this & the serving tray idea you posted. Love reading your blog!

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  11. Hey Cutie....sign me up! Love your creative ideas and innovation! Oh yeah...love you too!

    Diana

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  12. Great idea! Sign me up....to win!

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