Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Another Tablecloth Trick


My latest upcycling project has been hand towels made from tablecloths. Once a permanent fixture in kitchens and dining rooms, it seems that tablecloths have gone by the wayside, along with the popularity of daily ironing.

So to keep these classics still in circulation, I have cut them down to hand towel size, embellished them with various trims (mostly ruffles made from recycled sheets) and made them into something we use everyday (ironing optional).

7 comments:

Rizzi said...

HI CAROLINE,
I LOVE YOUR TOWELS, YOU HAVE GREAT IDEAS.
I JUST SAID TO JACKIE THE OTHER DAY I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SOME TEA TOWELS FOR THE CRAFT SHOW WE ARE GOING TO BE IN. BUT I WASN'T SURE OF WHICH MATERIAL TO BUY. DO YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE GOOD? WE ARE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER SNOW STORM STARTING LATE TONIGHT. SPRING, I AM STILL LOOKING FOR YOU. WELL, CAROLINE TAKE CARE LOVE YOUR HANDWORK SO MUCH.
LOVE, AUNT RIZ

FleaMarketTrixie said...

Oh those are so cute, great job!

Vintage Junky said...

Those are darling.... when are they going to be in your etsy? ;)

Michelle

Elyse said...

can you please beam some of your sewing magic to me through the internet? love these.

i can never find affordable - pretty tablecloths so i use curtain panels.

xo
elyse

koralee said...

What a sweet idea...I love them. xoxoxo

Andrea said...

I love that idea!Those are really cute!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

The things you can do with vintage linens and ruffles...is simply...a.m.a.z.i.n.g.