Freshen up the kitchen with these colorful DIY seersucker tea towels - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - home decor

DIY Seersucker Tea Towels

From bread-making to cleaning up spills, tea towels (a.k.a dish towels) at our house are put through the ringer, so I, Erin, find myself needing to replace them often. This time around, I decided to DIY rather than purchase because I love the challenge of finding new ways to make otherwise utilitarian home goods pretty accessories too.

If you also thrive on a challenge, then you’ll love these DIY seersucker tea towels which use absorbent cotton seersucker and premade bias binding to create a colorful set of tea towels for your kitchen. And with the rainbow of bias binding colors out there, you can easily create a set unique to your personal style.

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Freshen up the kitchen with these colorful DIY seersucker tea towels - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - home decor

Fold the fabric in 1/2 width-wise and cut on the fold creating 2 pieces 22” x 24” in size. Then cut off the selvedges.

Wrap the edge binding along one edge of the fabric, pinning into place. Trim flush with the edge of the fabric.

Freshen up the kitchen with these colorful DIY seersucker tea towels - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - home decorFreshen up the kitchen with these colorful DIY seersucker tea towels - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - home decor

Next open up the edge binding so that it’s 1” wide, and fold the raw end down .25″. Then line up the folded binding edge with the raw corner of the fabric, wrap and pin the binding along the edge of the fabric and trim at the opposite end. Repeat this step on the remaining 2 sides. When you reach the final cut end of the binding, fold the binding edge under .25″ and pin so all raw edges are concealed.

Thread your sewing machine with coordinating thread and straight stitch (2.8″ stitch length) along the inside edge of each run of bias tape. Back tack at the beginning and end of each stitch run. Once you’ve sewn up all 4 sides, you’re finished!

For the 2nd tea towel repeat steps 2-4 with the remaining piece of seersucker. Freshen up the kitchen with these colorful DIY seersucker tea towels - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - home decor DIY Searsucker Tea Towels-11DIY Searsucker Tea Towels-8 DIY Searsucker Tea Towels-7

Wasn’t that easy? Make a set for yourself, as well as a friend who just moved. They make a fantastic housewarming gifts!

erin - francois et moi blog - sugar and cloth

Freshen up the kitchen with these colorful DIY seersucker tea towels - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - home decor

DIY Seersucker Tea Towels

From bread-making to cleaning up spills, tea towels (a.k.a dish towels) at our house are put through the ringer, so I, Erin, find myself needing to replace them often. This time around, I decided to DIY rather than purchase because I love the challenge of finding new ways to make otherwise utilitarian home goods pretty accessories too.

If you also thrive on a challenge, then you’ll love these DIY seersucker tea towels which use absorbent cotton seersucker and premade bias binding to create a colorful set of tea towels for your kitchen. And with the rainbow of bias binding colors out there, you can easily create a set unique to your personal style.

DIY Searsucker Tea Towels-10

Freshen up the kitchen with these colorful DIY seersucker tea towels - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - home decor

Fold the fabric in 1/2 width-wise and cut on the fold creating 2 pieces 22” x 24” in size. Then cut off the selvedges.

Wrap the edge binding along one edge of the fabric, pinning into place. Trim flush with the edge of the fabric.

Freshen up the kitchen with these colorful DIY seersucker tea towels - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - home decorFreshen up the kitchen with these colorful DIY seersucker tea towels - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - home decor

Next open up the edge binding so that it’s 1” wide, and fold the raw end down .25″. Then line up the folded binding edge with the raw corner of the fabric, wrap and pin the binding along the edge of the fabric and trim at the opposite end. Repeat this step on the remaining 2 sides. When you reach the final cut end of the binding, fold the binding edge under .25″ and pin so all raw edges are concealed.

Thread your sewing machine with coordinating thread and straight stitch (2.8″ stitch length) along the inside edge of each run of bias tape. Back tack at the beginning and end of each stitch run. Once you’ve sewn up all 4 sides, you’re finished!

For the 2nd tea towel repeat steps 2-4 with the remaining piece of seersucker. Freshen up the kitchen with these colorful DIY seersucker tea towels - sugar and cloth - houston blogger - home decor DIY Searsucker Tea Towels-11DIY Searsucker Tea Towels-8 DIY Searsucker Tea Towels-7

Wasn’t that easy? Make a set for yourself, as well as a friend who just moved. They make a fantastic housewarming gifts!

erin - francois et moi blog - sugar and cloth

Comments

    • Ashley said:

      So glad you like the DIY, Monique!

  • Ann

    07.14.16

    Great how to, can’t wait to make these. Where did you get that adorable pin cushion?

    • Ashley said:

      I just added a link to the pin cushion under supplies :)

  • kathleen

    07.14.16

    Love these! The edges are so great in those colours.

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks, Kathleen!

  • Jenw

    07.14.16

    these are so cute. Do you feel they are pretty absorbent? We have a lot of kids and a lot of spills:)

    • Ashley said:

      Erin used a specific absorbent cotton so that this would not be an issue :)

  • Sunny

    07.14.16

    Can i buy those towelS from you??

    • Ashley said:

      Hi Sunny! We don’t sell any of our products but we would love to see your version of the DIY!

  • Natural Blue

    07.14.16

    LOVE IT

    • Ashley said:

      Thank you so much!

  • I Love these! I am always wanting something that is cool, but isn’t crazy on color. This fits the bill!

    • Ashley said:

      So glad to help, Erin!

  • Linda g

    07.26.16

    can you post a link to the fabric?

    • Ashley said:

      Hi Linda, there is a link to fabric in the materials section!

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