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Perky Pumpkin Kitchen Towel

Perfect project for beginning sewers!

This is a cute fall Pumpkin Towel you can make and It’s an easy project for young beginners to sew also. If you know me by now, you know I am always looking for a project that practices skills I’m trying to teach to my 3 girls at home all the while producing something that is useful as an end result. This fits the ticket!

We had fun making these and each one turned out different 🙂

First, I bought some green kitchen towels from the dollar store (for a dollar) 🙂  Then, I drew out a really easy pumpkin pattern and cut out each piece from paper to use as our pattern. It’s only 6 simple pieces.  You could even use a coloring book or print off a copy from the internet of a simple pumpkin shape.

Get my free pattern here!

Using fabric scraps I had in my sewing cupboard we picked out fall colored fabrics, my daughters and I cut out our pumpkin pieces from the fabric and layed the pieces in order. 

Then, with an iron, I attached the pumpkin pieces to the towel using iron-on type stitch witchery. Next, the girls just stitched around each pumpkin piece using a small and very close together zigzag stitch on the sewing machine, just like you’d do for appliqué stitching. Just that simple and these were excellent sewing practice, yet easy enough to make in one sitting.

To embellish them, you can sew on buttons or cut out a leaf from a coordinating fabric to sew on. We also used some scrap ribbon and rickrack trims I had on hand, and sewed those along the bottom edges of the towel as well, I love how each one turned out just a little different!

I especially like projects we can finish in one simple sitting and….. I ended up with some cute perky pumpkin towels to use in the kitchen, perfect for fall. These would be fun to give to a Grandmom or someone who has a fall birthday and would even make a sweet hostess gift to give at Thanksgiving!  You could also use an apple shape and put 2 or 3 apples on the towel cutting the apples out as all one piece of fabric. Any way you slice it, I think you’ll have fun using this beginner sewing project!

p.s. If your feeling more inspired, here’s another easy idea. Later my youngest also sewed trim and styled this easy kitchen towel.  She used a white flour sack towel and simply cut out a strip of green poka-dot about 2 inches wide and long enough to go across the bottom of the towel. Then she cut out a lil rectangle recipe fabric, I had in the sewing cupboard, and she sewed that on top of the green strip.  Then she simply sewed a pc of red rickrack across the bottom as well and it was soooo cute, perfect for Christmas time.  This was a treasure to me 🙂  So very easy and sew fun for her to make.

Perky Pumpkin Kitchen Towel

Perky Pumpkin Kitchen Towel

Instructions

First, I bought some green kitchen towels from the dollar store (for a dollar) 🙂  Then, I drew out a really easy pumpkin pattern and cut out each piece from paper to use as our pattern. It’s only 6 simple pieces.  You could even use a coloring book or print off a copy from the internet of a simple pumpkin shape.

Get the pattern here!

Using fabric scraps I had in my sewing cupboard we picked out fall colored fabrics, my daughters and I cut out our pumpkin pieces from the fabric and layed the pieces in order. 

Then, with an iron, I attached the pumpkin pieces to the towel using iron-on type stitch witchery. Next, the girls just stitched around each pumpkin piece using a small and very close together zigzag stitch on the sewing machine, just like you’d do for appliqué stitching. Just that simple and these were excellent sewing practice, yet easy enough to make in one sitting.

To embellish them, you can sew on buttons or cut out a leaf from a coordinating fabric to sew on. We also used some scrap ribbon and rickrack trims I had on hand, and sewed those along the bottom edges of the towel as well, I love how each one turned out just a little different!

I especially like projects we can finish in one simple sitting and….. I ended up with some cute perky pumpkin towels to use in the kitchen, perfect for fall. These would be fun to give to a Grandmom or someone who has a fall birthday and would even make a sweet hostess gift to give at Thanksgiving!  You could also use an apple shape and put 2 or 3 apples on the towel cutting the apples out as all one piece of fabric. Any way you slice it, I think you’ll have fun using this beginner sewing project!

Notes

Green towels – pick one up at your local grocery store, Walmart or target for your best deal. I could not find something I felt good about recommending for you to purchase on line.

Fall fat quarter of mixed fabrics – it was very tuff to find you some inexpensive fall mixed fabrics that I felt were inexpensive for this project. I would really encourage you to use some scraps or buy 1/8 of yard at hobby lobby or joanns of just 4-5 fall orange prints to keep this a low cost craft.

p.s. If your feeling more inspired, here’s another easy idea. My daughter went on and did another on a different day.  She used a white flour sack towel and simply cut out a strip of green poka-dot about 2 inches wide and long enough to go across the bottom of the towel. Then she cut out a lil rectangle recipe fabric I had and she sewed that on top of the green strip.  Then she simply sewed a pc of red rickrack across the bottom as well and it was soooo cute perfect for Christmas time.  This was a treasure to me 🙂  So very easy and sew fun for her to make.

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Delightfully yours,
Annette

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