So if you’ve visited before you know I’m a sucker for cute dishtowels.
I think it makes it easier to do the dishes.
Not that I use these for dishes – but still . . . ;)
And since I haven’t done a Halloween Dishtowel in a while I thought it was time to rectify that!
I whipped up a cute little Mummy Dish towel! Perfect for adding some Halloween fun to your kitchen – or as a hostess gift for all the costume parties you’ll be going to.
Isn’t it cute? It’s really simple too!! It’s just strips of white muslin sewn with a cute little face peeking out!
I think it would be a pretty cute little pillow too.
This is really simple to put together – here’s what you’ll need to make your own!
• 21″ x 28″ piece of fabric for dishtowel – or use purchased dishtowel. I used Osnaburg for mine.
• strips of white fabric cut on the bias (diagonal to the selvage) - about 336″ of 2″ wide strips
• scraps of black fabric for eyes and mouth
• white and black thread
• Wonder Under fusible webbing
Begin by cutting out your eyes and mouth. The eyes on mine are about 1/2″ – but you can make them any size you’d like!
Iron the eyes and mouth to one side of the fusible webbing. Remove the paper backing and iron the face to the lower half of the dishtowel piece.
Machine stitch around the pieces with a small zig zag stitch. (you can also embroider them on if you’d prefer.)
Begin laying on your white fabric strips, starting at the bottom of the dishtowel. (If you are not using a store-bought dishtowel, hem the bottom edge of the towel first.)
Trim the first strip so it’s just slightly larger than the width of the dishtowel. Sew the strip to the dishtowel 1/4″ inside the top edge.
Keep layering and sewing your strips on, working your way up towards the face. Angle the strips a bit so they look like mummy wrappings.
Once you reach the smile, leave that section open in the center and continue sewing on strips until the bottom half of the dishtowel is covered.
Once you have your strips on, trim the extra white fabric on the sides. Hem the two sides and the other short end of the towel.
And that’s all there is to it! You now have a cute little mummy dishtowel to show off!
What do you think?
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