Sweet Heart Towel

Need a quick little Valentine's Day gift for someone? Or maybe you'd just like some Valentine's whimsy in your kitchen? Either way, this Sweet Heart Towel is a breeze to whip up. 
Kitchen duty is so much more enjoyable when you have some fun towels.
For Christmas, my bestie in AZ sent me a set of solid red kitchen towels. While I love the red color, when I saw that they were solid, I thought to myself, "Hey, I could do something really cute with these!"
So, I gathered some supplies... a towel, some pompom trim from Hobby Lobby, white polka-dot fabric(also from Hobby Lobby), Fray Check, needle and thread.
Start by cutting a heart shape out of white fabric. (It would probably be nice to back it with something, but I was going for something quick and easy.) Then tack some trim onto it using needle and thread.
Put a little bit of Fray Check on the ends of the ribbon trim to keep it from unraveling. (I did this on the trim at the bottom of the towel too.)
Pin the trim to the bottom hem of the towel.
Using sewing machine, sew into place. (I used red thread in the bobbin and white on top.)
Next, position the heart on the towel and pin in place.
Sew around the heart with the sewing machine.
Ta-da! A Sweet Heart Towel. Now, if I can just get my "sweethearts" to do the dishes...

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40 comments:

  1. Nici, that's adorable! You took your towels from ho hum to wow! What a cute transformation, and so easy. Would make a great hostess gift!

    Debbie

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  2. That is so cute!! Love the pom pom trim !

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  3. Very very cute! Perfect for Valentine's day! Thank you for sharing!!!!1

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  4. Too pretty, Nici!!!I absolutely love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
    Have a fabulous day!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  5. Adorable towel! Very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

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  6. I love this simple Valentines project. I might be inspired!
    Excited to find your blog and follow! I'd love for you to stop by my blog sometime and consider joining the Tuesday "oldies" link party!
    www.dosmallthingswithlove.com
    Nancy

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  7. Great tutorial!! TFS!! I love how it came out. Stopping by from Adorned from Above. I am a new follower on FB, Pinterest and Networked Blogs.

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2013/01/fun-fur-boa-scarf.html

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  8. What a sweet towel! I love how colorful it is and your pom-pom trim is just so cute!

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  9. Nici, this turned out adorable! . . . and it looks easy, too! (That's my kind of project!) I'm so happy that you visited and linked up at One Creative Weekend at OneCreativeMommy.com. The next party starts tonight at 8:00 PM MST. I hope you'll be back.

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  10. Hi there! I featured you today on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and check it out:>

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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  11. Nici that is as cute as can be! Love that little trim on the heart...just makes it pop!

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  12. So cute!!! I did some "Dollar Tree style" Valentine's kitchen towels too. I love the trim you added! :) Claire

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  13. I love this! So cute for Valentine's Day! (Following back!)

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  14. These are so cute! I just bought HL little pompoms and used in Valentine fabric hoops!

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  15. So, so cute! Love it!

    Found you via Nifty Thrifty Things.

    JQ @
    http://itsalwaysruetten.blogspot.com

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  16. Found your blog at I should be mopping the floor and had to come over and take a look! My kitchen is red and this would go so perfect! Please come and take a look and you will see how nice it would look!

    http://cottagesweetcottage.blogspot.com/

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  17. What a cute idea. I love the trim at the bottom of the towels.

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  18. So,so adorable! This would make a sweet gift for my girls!!! Thanks for sharing! Blessings ~ Judy

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  19. Absolutely adorable!! I love it. Thanks for the great tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful week. :)

    Hugs
    Kathy

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  20. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  21. Hi,
    We found you from the Six Sisters Blog Hop. You have some great ideas and we would like for you to share with our readers too. We are hosting our first link party tomorrow and we would like to invite you to link up with us. We have a fun blog to co-host with us. Hope to see you there.

    Thanks!
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

    http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

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  22. Too cute! I love love love holiday dish towels and this is darling! Have a wonderful week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  23. Super cute towel idea! Just saw your link up at "The Busy Bee's" party :)

    Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  24. Oh goodness, how cute! Makes me want to do my kitchen in hearts.

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  25. You're such a craft genius...LOVE it Nici! XO, Aimee

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  26. Super cute. What a great way to spruce up a kitchen towel for any holiday! Love this. Pinning it now :)

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  27. Thanks for linking up such a awesome and inspirational project! Come stop by again this week and link up another project here: http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/01/26/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-17/!

    Have a good week!
    Susie@Bowdabra

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  28. Wonderful tutorial! I shared it with my readers on my blog (www.momhomeguide.com) today, with a link back to your blog. Will have to make one of these!

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  29. Oh, adorable. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial! I'm obsessed with cute kitchen towels - seriously, I swoon over them. I'm going to have to make some to liven up our kitchen.

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  30. Ok, that is the cutest towel! I adore that pompom trim! I'm thinking it's time I buy a new sewing machine!!!

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  31. These towels are gorgeous of course,think. They would be scrumptious with a letter of the person's name in the heart making Christmas gifts

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  32. I remember how much I loved this project when you posted it last year! Thanks so much for sharing it with this week's Throwback Thursday party.

    Paula@SweetPea

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