Valentine Tea Towel…

I don’t usually do a lot of decorating for Valentines Day.  One item I always have in my kitchen are holiday tea towels. Whatever holiday or season, I usually have a tea towel hanging on my oven, or I use one when I have coffee in the morning. My towel from last year was fairly stained so I thought I would try my hand at making some for myself and friends.

I gathered red and white fabrics and trim from my stash and set to work.

Hand sewn Valentine tea towel - for just a little bit of holiday in the kitchen.I adore this chevron fabric. A while back I bought a clearance package of white cotton bar towels that I thought would be perfect for this project.

Hand sewn Valentine tea towel - for just a little bit of holiday in the kitchen.I set-up “Big Bertha”, my sewing machine, and then I got busy.

Hand sewn Valentine tea towel - for just a little bit of holiday in the kitchen.

Hand sewn Valentine tea towel - for just a little bit of holiday in the kitchen.I cut my fabrics to the sizes that I wanted. The chevron was cut to three-inches. I sewed a straight stitch – using the widest stitch setting for gathering or ruffling purposes.

Hand sewn Valentine tea towel - for just a little bit of holiday in the kitchen.I then pulled the threads to gather the fabric to make a ruffle.

Hand sewn Valentine tea towel - for just a little bit of holiday in the kitchen.I then sewed the chevron ruffle onto the towel.

Hand sewn Valentine tea towel - for just a little bit of holiday in the kitchen.I repeated this process with this cute heart fabric. I cut this fabric to 1 1/2 inches.

Hand sewn Valentine tea towel - for just a little bit of holiday in the kitchen.I layered the ready-made red ruffle and striped ribbon on top – sewing into place.

Hand sewn Valentine tea towel - for just a little bit of holiday in the kitchen.I love the finished towel.

Hand sewn Valentine tea towel - for just a little bit of holiday in the kitchen.Whether it’s with my morning coffee and strawberries…

Hand sewn Valentine tea towel - for just a little bit of holiday in the kitchen.

Hand sewn Valentine tea towel - for just a little bit of holiday in the kitchen.…or hanging on my oven. I think it turned out really adorable.

Hand sewn Valentine tea towel - for just a little bit of holiday in the kitchen.Do you decorate for Valentines Day?

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