Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Teal & Chevron Kitchen Towels {DIY}


So I was in Target a couple weeks ago and saw some cute black and white chevron kitchen towels.  I snagged 2 of them up!  If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or  Twitter then you got a glimpse at the new towels!
So I ran home all excited about my new goodies!  I barely got my foot through the door before I was tearing into the Target bag and pulling out the pretty, new towels to hang them on my stove handle.  I stood back and looked at them and I didn’t love them.  {Enter sad face here}.  Boo!  So they hung there for a week or so kinda plain and boring. 
Then, a couple days ago I ran to Dollar Tree to pick up something real quick.  I was walking to the checkout register when I saw these fun, bright colored terry kitchen towels!  They had a bright green, yellow, orange (I think), and teal.  They were so fun!  So I snagged 3 teal ones.  I knew immediately what I was going to do!
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Yup!  The chevron towels took one look at the teal towels and they immediately fell in love.  They got married.  Mr. Brother married them in a very quaint ceremony.  Ok…..enough with the dorky wedding talk!  How do you guys even stick around here??
So my initial thought was to just sew a piece of one of the chevron towels to the teal towel and sew some ribbon on (you know I’ve gotta tie it to the oven so Lil Mama won’t constantly yank them down). 
So I cut the chevron towel in a wide strip to go at the bottom of the teal towel.
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I sewed about a 1/4 inch seam at the top so it would look finished.
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Then I sewed it to the teal towel and sewed the ribbon on.
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teal and chevron
Yay!  I loved it.  But I thought this little towel looked a little lonely.  I decided my kitchen needs something more than just teal and chevron.  How about ruffles, teal, and chevron!!  Oh yes ma’am!
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Much better!! 
I basically just cut the 2nd chevron towel into 3.5 inch strips.  I set my sewing machine to the longest stitch length and set the tension to the tightest setting.  Another little trick I use when sewing ruffles is to hold the top thread between my pointer finger and thumb as I sew.  This adds a little extra tension and causes it to ruffle a little more.IMG_7333
It took 3 ruffle strips to go across the teal towel and I did two rows.
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Love, love, love!  It was just the pop of color I needed in my kitchen.  And I love that they are the same, but not matchy matchy!
What do you think?  These fun, bright towels kind of have me itching for Spring (even though we’ve been having Spring-like weather here in Florida).
Thanks for stopping by!
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29 comments:

  1. I love it! I have such an obsession with Chevron and Quatrefoil patterns these days.

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  2. Um...cute! I also snagged some new towels at Target, but they got hung up on my stove just like I bought them- read: no sewing skills here. :)

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  3. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  4. I always LOVE ruffles - and the cute colors don't hurt either!

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  5. The teal is just the perfect color. I am a sucker for ruffles and then ribbons are just so cute:) Thanks for sharing!!@!

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  6. Love the colors and your towels are cute.

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  7. Oh my goodness these are my favorite things all wrapped up into one-- teal, black and white chevron, AND ruffles! Love these!

    Visiting from Serenity Now. :)

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  8. These are absolutely DARLING! I think I need to make me a set now. Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from TT&J

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  9. Teal & chevron; two of my favorite things! Super chic!

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  10. These are so cute! I adore the ruffled one! I have a link party on Fridays and I would love if you linked up!

    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/01/latest-and-greatest-friday-15.html

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  11. I love these towels! Great color choice.

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  12. Hi! Visiting from tt&j. Your towels are super cute.. I love the color combo! I enjoyed reading about their dorky wedding ;)

    If you get a chance I would love for you to link these up to my Friday party!

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  13. Very pretty towels! Thanks for linking up to Catch as Catch Can.
    gail

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  14. You married{wink} 3 of my favorites: sewing, aqua, and chevron. I'll be on the hunt for those towels the next time I can get to Target(ours is 1/2 an hour away so I dont get there often....boo)

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  15. These are gorgeous! I'd LOVE for you to share them at my party if you have a minute...

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/01/shine-on-fridays-11-and-giveaway.html

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  16. Those turned out cute! I love the look better than the scrunched ones I've seen! I would love for you to link up at Handmade 52! http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/2012/01/handmade-52-3.html

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  17. I am stopping by from the Saturday 7 party and I love that ruffled one! So cute! And the black and white chevron looks awesome with the teal.

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  18. ok, I have tried ruffles before, but your way sounds so much better, I will let you know!
    I would love for you to come and link this to my party: 'Wait a wee meenit Wednesday's', I have a giveaway on the same page too!!
    http://aweemeenit.blogspot.com/2012/01/wait-wee-meenit-wednesdays-link-party-1.html
    Thanks!

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  19. THey turned out so cute. I love ruffles

    http://wanttogetcrafty.blogspot.com

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  20. SO CUTE! Wish I knew how to sew! LOVE the aqua and the bold graphic black and white!

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  21. adorable! Love the colors. I'd love for you to share this at our linky party!
    http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/01/one-year-blogaversary-and-new-linky.html

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  22. I love these adorable towels! I just submitted this to the M&T Spotlight http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  23. love the detail of ribbons, very feminine and cute.

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  24. love the detail of ribbons, very feminine and cute.

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  25. Love this combo! I'm your newest follower!

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  26. These are gorgeous! Fabulous idea. I too love the color and pattern combo. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  27. I love this project! I would love for you to come link up at the party we have going on right now!

    http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/02/naturally-nifty-party-1.html

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