Ruffled Dropcloth Kitchen Towel

Oh, my latest obsessions have all come together, like in a total menage a trois kind of way.
I am seriously obsessed with 3 new things…well, they are new to me!
I love stencils, dropcloths, and ruffles…like I’m head over heals in love!!!
I was sitting in my craft area looking at all of my supplies, thinking what’s next?
I just redecorated My New Breakfast Nook, so I wanted to tie the new color scheme in with my kitchen.  So, I decided to try and make my own kitchen towel!
I started by cutting out a piece of dropcloth (28″ X 20″).  I sewed a 1/4″ seam all around the outside of the “towel”.
I sewed a quick ruffle, then sewed my ruffle onto the bottom of my towel.
I had this K left over from my front porch make-over…you can find that here.
I traced the K with a pencil.
Here is a quick tip for ya…have a small paint project?  Use mini cupcake holders for your paint.  Less waist, and you can throw them away when you are finished…and, they are ridiculously inexpensive!


Now hand paint inside of the pencil lines.  I ended up outlining mine with red paint too.
I ironed over the painted area to seal the paint.  I don’t know if it’s washable…I love it for it’s cuteness factor!  Since I started playing around with my sewing machine, I have learned to do so many new things…next week, I will post how to sew a ruffle…trust me, it’s super simple!  Do you have any sewing projects want to try?


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  1. says

    I’m going to attempt making…


    Slipcovers. *GASP*

    Frightening. I know.

    Oh, and this is DARLING!!

  2. says

    Yes- you are going to show how to sew a ruffle- I love you!! I really have wanted to know.. the trick- so thanks in advance for that! OK – Love your Drop Cloth cute Towel!! Looking really cute!! Drop Cloth is on my list .. next shopping trip! Whoohoo!!

  3. says

    YES … I want to become BFFs with my sewing machine. I just think it would be so much more fun with a friend … so I never actually sit down with it. I have dreams of making tank tops and skirts. One day. Your towel is adorable. :)

  4. says

    It’s all about the cuteness factor – damn the washing machine!

    I can’t sew a stitch – but my name starts with a K so I need this right now!

    stencils, dropcloths, and ruffles oh my!

  5. says

    This is adorable! Love the sweet ruffle and of course the GIANT handpainted “K”! Hope you stop by on Mondays and share your creativity with my Pink Hippo Party!
    I am your newest follower~
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  6. says

    How super cute is THAT!! Love it! And what a great tip about the cupcake liners. Never would have thought of that!

  7. says

    This is really cute! I love the yellow. I think I will be making an “H” kitchen towel very soon!

  8. says

    This is really cute! I love the yellow. I think I will be making an “H” kitchen towel very soon!

  9. says

    Jessica it looks GREAT!! Like you said.. it’s super cute so who cares if it’s washable or not!

    Thank you so very much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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