September marks a few important things. For mother's, it often means a new school year for their children. For some it is the month focusing on preparedness. Still, for me, it is a month marking some important birthdays for my Mother and Mother-in-law.
Embroidering Hand Towels:
I was given a new toy a few months ago. It came with classes that were scheduled during my work hours. I didn't figure a way to take the classes right away, I had a wedding, family reunions, was hiring up for work, and just trying to stay afloat with all the other aspects of life.
Well, I finally figured a way to go to the classes to learn how.... to.....use ....my new Embroidery Sewing Machine! Yes, I got something I had never really looked into. I have always admired the beautiful things my sisters had made with their machines. However, with the very busy schedule I keep, I couldn't even justify it. Well, apparently my husband did not get this cryptic message I had stored in my head. With the help of my daughter, they purchased one for me. Would you like to see one of my first projects?
I ironed "wonder-under" on to my cotton fabric (the one with the circles) and cut out a circle after tracing a bowl from my cupboard. I appliquéd the circle on to the towel after ironing the circle on.
Then I typed in my font and the name "A...n,,,n", tried to center the item...and..... then.....
I pushed the "Green button". It magically moved the hoop all over the place as it embroidered the name.
I also just tried an initial to see how that would look. I kind of liked it!
I made ruffles for the bottom of each towel. I used a rolled hem to finish the edges (using my serger).
Didn't they turn out really cute?
What is the cost break-down:
- A set of 4 towels with 2 washcloths from the "Ross" store was $6.00. A second pack of 4 towels and one washcloth was $4.00.
- The Thread I had, but the cost would have been minuscule
- Stabilizer I calculate cost about $.75
- Wonder-under ~$.50
- Cotton Fabric $6.50 for a yard (I used 3/4 of a yard for 6 towels)
- The look in the eyes of my Mother and Mother-in-law...Priceless!