tea towels

You may have noticed a theme around here. I love to give gifts that will get used. I have a set of mixing bowls we received as a wedding gift that I use all the time. Whenever I get them out, I always think about our special day. So, when I was brainstorming ideas for wedding and anniversary gifts, I thought tea towels get used everyday! I made these with linen and they feel wonderful. I also added some details to match both couples’ kitchen colors.

satin stitch

I had planned to embroider their last initial on the towels, but everything I tried just didn’t work: cross stitch, back stitch, running stitch. I decided that maybe less was more, so I left the initials off.

tea towels

inspiration: The pattern for these is in one of my new favorite books, Linen, Wool, Cotton. The linen fabric is a blend and the review on Joann’s website sounded perfect for tea towels. Thread was from my stash.

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3 Responses to handmade wedding and anniversary gifts

  1. Shawn says:

    Very nice! and yes, sometimes less is more.

    Love your creativity.

  2. mom says:

    We love our new towels! They look great in the kitchen, however, I must admit, I’m hesitating to use them just yet because they’re SO nice. Very thoughtful! Thanks.

    Love,
    Mom and Dad

  3. Sarah M says:

    I love the simplicity. They are beautiful and look like something out of williams-sonoma!
    Sarah