Turn Tired Kitchen Towels Into Bespoke Embroidered Linens

Create your own heirloom linen tea towels to dress up your kitchen.

Linen Tea Towels

Linen Tea Towels

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Materials

  • 1/2 yard 100% linen fabric
  • two 6-inch pieces of ribbon
  • sewing machine and matching thread
  • scissors
  • fabric chalk or pen
  • iron

Beautiful linen tea towels are the envy of any kitchen. The tea towel originated in 18th-century England. The lady of the household would use them to dry fine china and delicate tea sets, jobs that were considered too important to trust to servants. They were also often used as a way for ladies to show off their embroidery skills. Nowadays, tea towels are just kitchen towels. If you want to create a stack of heirloom quality linen tea towels to show off in your kitchen, head to the nearest fabric store and buy a 1/2 yard of pure linen.

Linen Tea Towels

Linen Tea Towels

Make a stack to give away as gifts for the holidays.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Make a stack to give away as gifts for the holidays.

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