I received a couple emails asking about where I got the Tea Towel in yesterday’s Coffee Machine post, I didn’t buy them, I made them . . .
For my birthday last year Lee picked out this AMAZING sewing machine for me. Since then I’ve been in a bit of a sewing frenzy!

For drying dishes and general kitchen cleaning I like to use bar mops . . . they’re kind of a a cross between a bath towel and tea towel.
You can grab a pack of 6 from Walmart for $7!

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Here’s how I made them they were super simple and took about 3 minutes each.

First I washed and dried the bar mops and all of my scrap pieces so that they don’t shrink in the wash later. Then I iron them all flat.

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Next I determine how large the piece of fabric should be and then iron over the edges.

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The I sew the fabric scrap to the bar mop, one line of stitches along the top, one along the bottom  and one down each side.

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Where you position your accent fabric and how big to make your accent fabric is up to you, I like mine a couple of inches from the bottom and about 4 or 5 inches wide.

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And there it is . . . 15 minutes later I have 5 very cute Bar Mops :)

tea towel10They were so easy to make I hope you’ll give it a try.

Total Cost:
Bar Mops         $7
Accent Fabric  $FREE
$7 .  .  .  .  that’s $1.40 a towel

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