Dollar Store Dish Towels Become Matching Christmas Decor
Dollar Store dish towels are not the greatest quality. I think we can probably all agree on that. However when you are creating matching plaid Christmas decor for you kitchen please don’t overlook the possibilities of the Dollar Store dish towel.
It’s Day Five of the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas and today we are sharing Dollar Store Crafts!
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This is another super easy craft idea you can use for the Christmas season. In fact if you like to match decor for any season, this idea is adaptable.
- Fabric (leftover from previous project)
- Dollar Store Dish Towel
- Matching Thread
This is a small sewing project which is pretty much my specialty when it comes to sewing. I did get brave and make this Supermom Apron for my daughter! It warms my heart that she enjoys wearing it.
Let’s make our Dollar Store dish cloth into matching Christmas decor!
Decide how wide you prefer the fabric design to be on your dish towel. Then cut to fit. Be sure to cut slightly larger to allow for a hem, usually about a one fourth to a half inch.
After cutting the fabric, I ironed down the hem and placed the piece on the towel to pin it down for sewing. Notice the waffle weave pattern is not straight. This is quite likely the reason these dish towels are at the Dollar store.
Use your handy dandy Sewing Gauge with Sliding Marker to measure the correct distance for placement of your fabric on both ends. Then pin, pin, pin. Now you are ready for the sewing machine.
My sewing machine is a Singer Patchwork with lots of pretty embroidery type stitches to choose from. I decided to use one that looks a lot like a star for this project just to jazz it up a bit. A word of caution when using those embroidery stitches, the bobbin will run out quickly.
My red plaid accented dish towel matches the Snowman and Cone Christmas Tree I made for the breakfast nook Hot Cocoa Bar. It was fairly easy to match our kitchen area plaid Christmas decor with these three DIY projects.
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Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!
Such an amazing idea! I do use quite a lot of dollar dish towels for the house, so I know they’ve got the potential 🙂 I’m definitely going to give this a try. Thanks Shirley!
What a great idea! Yes, dollar store towels are poor quality, but great for the fabric!
I love this idea!
I so agree about the quality, but I like the idea of using them for party projects (one night and done). Thanks for the idea.
This is a great idea . I really love the plaid look.
Yep, you’re right about the quality of the towels and until now, I never considered buying any but THIS is such a great idea! I sew but I bet if someone doesn’t, they could just use iron on fusible web tape to attach the fabric.
I love the plaid towel and this is a great idea! I’m not good at sewing though, but this is awesome!