I'm usually not the sort of person who would buy a guest towel. My husband says, "You would never buy a guest wrench! 'Don't use that wrench! That's the good wrench!'"
But I saw this tea towel at Hobby Lobby, and it was too cute to pass up.
As cute as it was, it was missing that little something extra, like a ruffle!
I cut a strip of fabric 8 inches wide and 36 inches long, folded it in half the long way, and stitched. I turned it inside out and pressed it flat.
Next, I took a lot of pins and began creating the pleated ruffle with a lot of trial and error on the spacing. "The King's Speech" is avaible for streaming on Netflix right now, so I pleated and pinned and re-pinned and re-pinned while watching Colin Firth.
Let me tell you, it's not a bad way to spend the evening!
When I was satisfied with the pleats, I stitched the ruffled to the towel, removing the pins as I sewed. Don't stitch over the pins!
And the end results...
I'm linking up...
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