I am still trying to get in a patriotic American mood....so I thought I would snazz up some ugly towels I bought for the 4th. Here they are.....
I am not sure why I thought I NEEDED these towels from the dollar store. Am I the only one who buys things from the Dollar Store only to get home and think...What the heck was I thinking??? I think I see the dollar price tag and forget to look at the ACTUAL item. Then I get it home....feeling all proud of the good deal...and then realize I do not actually NEED 5 mini herb pots or 7 bags of decorative rocks. AND my daugther for sure does not need ANOTHER tiara or coloring book, BUT THEY ARE ONLY A DOLLAR!!! ANYWAY...that is what happened with these towels. I should have just paid an EXTRA dollar and gotten some ACTUALLY cute towels from Target, but..hey cheapness prevailed again.
I cute my bandana into 1.5 inch strips. 6 strips for 2 towels. I left the seams on the sides because I didn't really care and was in a hurry---but I think it would work better to cute the borer off and only use the stars---personal opinion.
I sewed a ruffling seam down the middle of the blue strip and then sewed the strips onto the towel. I just left the edges raw because I like the frayed look. I did do something a little different than my normal ruffles. I pinned my ruffle onto the towel and then sewed 2 lines---each 1/4 inch away from the ruffling seam. I hate sewing over the basting stitch and THEN trying to remove the thread AFTER. So I made two lines--one on each side of the middle basting stitch. THEN I could just pull the basting stitch out in one shot. Worked like a champ!!!
Much better than that boring old before shot.
Too bad this is where my towels usually reside---if not on the floor below the stove---SIGH!!! ♥