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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tea Towel Sewing Challenge


Last night while blog surfing I came across the tea towel challenge that Jenny is having during January. I always have some tea towels on hand in my sewing cupboard ready to machine embroider or decorate with applique.
The challenge was to make something that is useful out of a tea towel. I managed to get two things out of the one towel. I made up a teddy bear that I will use near my sewing machine to put pins in. With the leftovers I sewed up the two sides that weren't sewn and I now have another dishcloth. If I made the teddy bear again I think I would iron some sort of stabiliser on to the towel as it tended to fray a bit. Thanks for the challenge Jenny,nothing like a challenge to get the brain ticking over. If I had bought the material it would have cost a lot more than the purchase price of the tea towel. Now I will be looking at tea towels in a different light.
Happy sewing
Bev C


Vickie said...

it's cute ..poor thing being subject too all that acupuncture hehehe,cheers Vickie

Anita said...

Bev, I love teddy, he's so cute and don't worry about the comment Vickie has just left, the teddy will just love getting a heap of pins jabbed into him. lol. Very creative little budgie you are. Kind regards, Anita.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow that's fantastic Bev!!!

Maria said...

Oh Bev he is sooo cute, great pin cushion or even a small gift. Also can never have enough dish clothes.Challenges are wonderful to get us moving.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a cute little bear! Don't put pins in it. It ached when I read it ;O)

Sue said...

Yikes poor lil bear, maybe he would prefer to hold rubber bands around his neck?

chris said...

Bev, that little teddy is so cute. What a lovely idea. Much love, Chris
PS Can't wait for the post next week.

Mylene said...

WOW! Such a cute little bear! Great job!!

SheilaC said...

Cute little bear!!

Congrats on your OPAM finishes for January.

I was lucky to get my one done!