This looks like the typical 1940’s dish towel my grandmother used but it is a new knock-off. Find these vintage-style red-banded towels by the pack or sold individually at IKEA.
Add a simple embroidery pattern such as cherries. I traced this design using a round bottle cap. These IKEA towels are extremely reasonable and are very well-made with machine stitched hems and a hanging tab. Super absorbent too–still the best for drying stemware. It is also the perfect little gift and can be personalized with initials.
I used a simple straight stitch with red and black embroidery floss. A design doesn’t have to be complicated to be classic.