Simple Embroidery Tea Towels

Cherry Tea Towel

Cherry Tea Towel

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.






About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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