Did you miss the guest post last week over at Someday Crafts??
Well never fear – here is the tutorial for you – and I have a super cool announcement at the end!!!
I’m so inspired by all the Fall Decorations going up - I just had to join the fun!
Here’s my first Fall craft – the Feelin’ Witchy Dishtowel!
(And check it out – our silly flamingo is decked out for Fall up in the blog header.)
I know. I’m rocking the boat with the pink. But who says that pink is only for Valentine’s Day?!?
Plus it’s got ric rac. You can’t ever have enough ric rac. ;)
Here’s what you’ll need to make your very own.
• Dishtowel: I bought mine at Target
• Fabric: Small amounts of three different prints. The pink part is optional.
• 2 Colors of ric rac. Make sure they are two different sizes.
• 2 colors of contrasting ribbon
• Thread and sewing machine
Start by drawing out your witch feet. You want one piece, with a leg section and two shoes.
Cut your pattern piece apart where the tops of the shoes would be.
Cut two shoe pieces out. Cut 2 leg pieces out.
Cut a rectangle of fabric 2 inches longer than your dishtowel and 6″ tall.
Press the top and bottom of your larger fabric rectangle down.
Sew it to your dishtowel close to the folded edges.
I left the bottom binding of the dishtowel uncovered for contrast.
Fold one short edge of the fabric under twice and wrap it around to the back of the dish towel. Sew this down close to the edge.
Repeat for the other side.
Layer the ric rac so the smaller width is on top of the larger. Place your dishtowel over the layers and sew the ric rac to the back side of the towel so it peeps out. Turn the edges under at the beginning and end as you sew.
Set your dishtowel aside for now.
Sew a leg piece to a shoe piece, right sides together. Do this for both pieces.
Press the seam towards the shoe.
Sew six horizontal lines of stitching to each leg piece. Make sure they’re evenly spaced.
You can use the presser foot as a guide.
Place the two pieces right sides together. Sew around the pieces on all sides but the top.
Clip the curves and clip off fabric from the toe and the heel so it turns well.
Turn the piece right side out. It helps if you have something pointy, like a turning tool. . .or a chopstick.
Use it to make sure the toes and heels of your boots are nice and pointy.
Press the piece well. Turn the top under to the inside just a bit and sew the opening closed.
Fold the piece in half and finger press it to make a line.
Sew down this line to separate the legs and shoes.
Mark the halfway point of your dishtowel and match it to the center stitching line of the stockings.
Sew the stockings to the back side of the dishtowel.
Mmm. So cute!
But it needs something else . . .
Tie your two contrasting ribbons together to make two very small bows for the boots.
Make two larger bows for the towel and layer them on top of each other.
Sew all the bows on.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial for my witchy little dishtowel!
My Super Cool Fantastic Announcement is . . . (insert imaginary drum roll here)
A Brand New Flamingo Toes Etsy Shop!!!!
If you don’t wish to sew your own witchy little dishtowel, you can buy a similar one at my new shop!!
There are just a few things there now, but I’ll be adding more all the time.
So check back often!!
Also – I’m entering this dishtowel in the CSI “Fall” Challenge! Check out all the great ideas there.