Friday, April 23, 2010

Project Day: Hand Towel Mat








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I bought these quirky floral hand towels from a discount store for $2 each. Here's what I did to make an equally quirky mat.
  • Pin the 4 towels wrong side together.
  • Sew along each side until all 4 towels are joined together to form one piece.
  • I used some jumbo polka dot green grossgrain ribbon for the edging. Pin it in place and use a thick cross stitch setting on your sewing machine in a contrasting cotton (pink in my case!) to sew it on the towels.
That's it! It was really quite easy and took around 1 hour to complete. Now I just have to figure out where to put it!
The sun is out! I am going outside for awhile. Enjoy your weekend.
Simone xx

55 comments:

  1. Pretty towels! Wonderful project! You'll find the perfect spot for them. They look great right where they are!
    Blessings!

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  2. Brilliant! I love the floral print, so bright and cheery!

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  3. Absolutely love this! What a great idea. I am a new follower and so enjoying visiting your blog. Be blessed today!

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  4. Wonderful! Beauty beaty!
    I love it!

    Kiss!

    Re.

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  5. Such a cute little project Simone! Talk about spending time outside, the weather in HK today is glorious - one of those days you wake up and feel alive, and just want to get out amongst it (preferably at the beach, or at least close by the water). Hope you have a lovely day! xox

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  6. Ok....is there anything you can't do sweet one? xoxoxo I wish I could sew. Happy day to you.

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  7. You are just too clever Simone. What a great idea! K xx

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  8. Hi Simone, very cute...I love grossgrain cheers Katherine

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  9. What an adorable project! I just love it.

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  10. that is so sweet :) nice idea and work!


    Sandra Darling xoxo

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  11. Very cute and very crafty! xx

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  12. You are so creative Simone - love the mat you've made. Enjoy the sunshine x

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  13. Simone, your creativity is amazing. I would not be able to think something like this up in a million years.

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  14. What a great idea! I am so inspired by your sewing projects, although I still haven't opened my new machine. I've never sewn in my life and am more than a bit intimidated...

    Also, I wanted to thank you for the comment you left on my blog. You're my first and it was such a nice surprise! It really made my day, er, night! ;)

    Take care.

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  15. Oh they are just so retro cute, just love what you have done...clever girl.

    xoxo DJ

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  16. Wow that's cute!
    I loved the stool revamp you did too, I think I might give that a try.
    I am on the look out for some deckchairs to jazz up. Have a nice day..x

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  17. Oh I love your projects Simone. How gorgeous is this one! I love the ribbon edging with the contrasting stitching - beautiful:) Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a lovely long weekend ~ Tina x

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  18. once again Simone you have come up with a lovely idea they look lovely xx

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  19. of course we love that quirky mat you made, at our house!
    p.s i know the rules are that i am only supposed to choose 5 bloggers to re-show their 6th ever uploaded photo- & i assumed you would have played this soooo many times that you perhaps wouldn't like another request...- but any chance for us gals that weren't there in the very beginning of your blog to see it again?? your 6th ever photos??
    xx

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  20. That is lovely, Simone! One day I will get a sewing machine and give that a whirl. Have a great weekend. xx

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  21. That looks great! I guess you could sew some thick jersey onto the back to give it more substance?

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  22. So cute! You are becoming quite the little seamstress!

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  23. That's such a cute idea! Have a great weekend!
    Jennifer:)

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  24. You always have the most fabulous projects, Simone...loving this one! Have a happy weekend, my friend! xxoo :)

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  25. Very Pretty. Does it slip when you walk on it or did you put something on the back?

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  26. simonne!!!!with towels!!!how beatifullllllll!!!!your creations has no limits!!l adore that!!!!
    simonne,we are playing like a game in the blogs...and consist to post your post N° 10 and to invite 5 other blogs to continue playing...l choose your blog...so if you like to play...l invite you,l did it in my blog !!! lots of besosss and have a beautifull weekend simonne!!!!

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  27. what sweet little towels. How I wish I were a sewer! Have a wonderful weekend. I hope the sun is out all weekend.

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  28. It would be most fitting in a bathroom. Im guessing it would make a good bath mat. :)

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  29. Seriously too cute! I am constantl amazed at your cleverness :-)

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  30. Honey, you are seriously good!
    Brenda

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  31. Hi Simone!
    Wonderful project today!
    Best regards,
    Marce

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  32. FABULOUS!!!

    Hope you had an awesome Earth Day #40! Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

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  33. Simone what a great idea. Looks so pretty.
    have a fun weekend
    Alison

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  34. Super idea! I am also thinking that some of the placemats I saw today might be perfect for this idea, too. Hmmmmmmm.....
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  35. Cool! I like the effect of the contrasting pink cotton :0)
    alicia

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  36. so cool!

    love your great photos. they explain it all!

    happy weekend ~*~

    xo
    elyse

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  37. Gorgeous work Simone - this think is one of my favourite of your DIY's! xx

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  38. That is so cute and unique! Love it!

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  39. Simone, you never cease to amaze me with your style and flair and your creativity! Gorgeous! xxx So sorry I've been lax with keeping up - my cookery course has been rather demanding! xxx

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  40. Such a good idea! I wish I could sew! I believe that a lot of new possibilities will open up when I learn to sew, so I'll learn it soon and do such great stuff like you do :)

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  41. Brilliant! What a great way to showcase vintage finds :)

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  42. Another of your gorgeous creations! Leigh

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  43. What a great idea, perfect perhaps for the bathroom? Love the way the spotty ribbon matches your green spotty jug!

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  44. SUCH a great idea!! I am having insomnia and catching up on my blogposts... I think I have some hand towels that would work for this!

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  45. this is fantastic, and even more so because i just got a new machine for mother's day and i can actually sew...although what to sew i don't know, because i don't have places for pillows or anything pretty right now.

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