Although I made these Euclid dishtowels a little while ago, they’re a fun favorite that I’ve yet to share much about until now.
One of my favorite things about sewing is that there are many types of projects–big and small, fast and slow, handy and decorative. The variety is nice, because you can pair project with your mood and attention span, meaning it’s never really boring, and it doesn’t have to feel like more of a commitment than you’re ready to take on! This dishtowel project is relatively speedy, super handy and quite pretty…if I do say so myself. 😉
To start, Purl Soho always has inspiring projects and tutorials, and it was this one that got me interested in making these dishtowels from my Euclid fabric.
I love that it’s a simple but very useful project. And fabric-wise, it works super efficiently with 1/2-yard cuts. I made 6 because that’s how many pieces are in the collection, but depending on your needs or fabrics, that is very adjustable.
Dishtowels are a great project for playing around with embroidery, and it doesn’t take much. I just did a little bit of stitching in each of the corners. Sometimes I played off of the design in the fabric, and other times I didn’t. You could do as little or as much as you’d like.
The tutorial made it really easy. I love the clean finish of the mitered corners and the usefulness of the hanging loop at the corner.
This project also makes a nice gift, which is always fun to keep in mind. I like to keep a running list of giftable projects be it just for fun, a birthday, housewarming–whatever. This one can check several of those boxes.
Now that it’s been awhile since making these, I’m ready to make some more!
Tutorial : Classic Mitered Corner Dishtowels by Purl Soho
Fabric : Euclid
Decorative Threads : Aurifloss by Aurifil
svetlana sotak says
These are fabulous!!! Love the addition of embroidery, makes them extra special.
Roberta Robinson says
Good alternative to solids, a bit more “punch”