Last Minute Holiday Crafts

Tea Towel by LauraBrayDesigns.comToday I thought I would share my tutorial for a personalized tea towel.  It's from the book, Quick and Easy Creativity: Last Minute Gift Ideas.


  • Tea Towel, just purchase an inexpensive towel!
  • Cotton duck cloth cut to 4.5” x the width of your tea towel, plus ½”
  • Tulip Fabric Markers
  • Ric Rac cut to the width of your tea towel plus ½”
  • Sewing machine and supplies


  1. Using fabric markers, draw a design onto the cotton duck cloth.  If you think you can’t draw, use stencils.  Make sure you write the hostess’s name into the design somewhere.  Or write a thank you message and note the date of the event.  Then the hostess will always remember that she received that towel for her 2012 Holiday Bash!
  2. With a hot iron, press the top and bottom edges of duck cloth down to the back to form a ¼” fold.
  3. Lay your duck cloth, design side up, onto the front of the tea towel.  Place it towards the bottom, 2” from the edge. 
  4. Lay the ric rac under the cotton duck cloth at the top and bottom edges, allowing half of it to show.  Pin everything in place.
  5. Sew the ric rac, and duck cloth onto the tea towel.
  6. Press and clip any duck cloth or ric rac that is hanging over the side of the tea towel.

Fold the sides of the tea towel under a ¼”-towards the back of the towel.  Press and stitch. 

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