At times in December, my craft room felt a little bit like a factory. Not only did I turn out several potholders, pillows, pajama pants, and other gifts that I haven’t posted about yet, I also decided to assemble embellished hand towels for friends and family. This project ended up being my most successful mass-produced project of the season, as the hand towels were easy to complete and fun to give.
I got the idea to make these hand towels after Steve and I bought several high-quality bars of soap at a local bath products store in November. Wanting to add something to that gift and knowing how many of my family members and friends are in new apartments and homes, I decided a customized, colorful towel would be a useful gift.
It was fun to think about the fabrics that would be most loved by the recipients of these towels. I chose many beautiful fabrics, but then I had fun using sock monkey fabric for my brother’s gift. He and his girlfriend love fun decor, so I thought it would be a good match for them.
Click below to read more about assembling these fun hand towels.
Embellished hand towels are easy to assemble and require very little fabric. To make mine, I bought colorful towels at Target and used only a three-inch tall by about nineteen-inch wide piece of fabric.
To prepare the fabric for sewing, press down a quarter inch of the fabric on each side. Then, pin the fabric over the band of the hand towel and topstitch. I would recommend using a matching thread.
All in all, an embellished hand towel takes about fifteen minutes to a half hour to make. It can be used to customize the powder room for different seasons or for a housewarming gift.