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« on: October 07, 2007 08:34:30 PM »

So I made some dish towels for my mom and my sister-in-law:







They are regular cotton towels decorated with scraps of fabric I had from other projects.

You see, the use of a dishwasher is not so popular in Brazil, people mostly hand wash their dishes and dry them. So we use these a lot. And I've seen similar towels being sold 3 for R$10 and my mom brought this cloth that I could make 2 towels for R$2,50.

The project is no big deal, but I figured some would like the idea. (and maybe make it better? People here usually do this and I love!)

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007 09:38:04 PM »

i really like this idea!! where did u get the dishtowels from?  i can make some as part of my swap!!  thanks for the idea!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007 05:14:21 AM »

I got them at the supermarket, but I live in Brazil. I dont know if its the same in every country but here you can find it in the same section where they have the brooms and mops and cleaning products.
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007 08:30:35 AM »

I love them, I own a dishwasher but I never use it, they just seem so wasteful to me. Could you explain how you did them, they are really cute.
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007 09:31:58 AM »

I'll make one tonight or tomorrow and I'll make sure I take pictures of all steps and post here for you. I'm not very good explaining things specially in English as i lack vocabulary, but they are really easy to make, I promise.
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2007 11:58:03 AM »

Oh, I love them.  I don't think they could be better.  I'll have to try these myself...

One could enbroidery on them, but I like the simplistic, clean state they're in now.
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2007 05:18:11 PM »

Nice! I really like to see simple projects like this. Good job!
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2007 05:19:21 PM »

These are so sweet and pretty.  I would almost be afraid to wash them too much.  Thanks for the inspiration.
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2007 06:30:25 PM »

Don't be afraid, you can always make some more! Smiley

Diesels_Mom - here's how I do:

1. You need a cotton towel and one or two pieces of fabric (you can decorate one end or both - I did one side on my first ones and both sides on this one)


2. Iron the pieces of fabric folding both ends and then fold in the middle


3. Place the fabric in the towel, pin and sew (make sure both sides match so you sew it all together at once)



If you're decorating both ends you do the same on the other end

4. Fold the sides, pin and sew



5. It's ready!


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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2007 06:36:16 PM »

One could enbroidery on them, but I like the simplistic, clean state they're in now.

I told my mom tonight that if I could do embroidery I would put the weekdays on it. I don't know if you ever saw those but they are popular here, you have one for each day of the week. But the ones they sell are kind of tacky (in a bad way).
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