Linen Hand Towels
I've had a hankering for linen hand towels. It all began with those linen fundraiser tea towels that the kids brought home from kindergarten. I found myself wiping my hands on them in preference to the hand towels in the kitchen just because they felt nicer. So then I thought that I would buy linen hand towels. Only nobody seems to sell them. Of course, this is not a problem when you have a sewing machine. My new house spurred me to action because it has hooks for the hand towels and I would have had to sew tabs to my existing towels.
When I placed an order for fabrics from Tessuti, I added 0.5 m of white check to the cart. It has a lovely texture. The towels are made from a double thickness of this fabric. 0.5 m was enough to make 4 towels, but I wish I had ordered twice as much as I really should have spares for wash days (or wash weeks...given the length of the washing cycle around here).
The edges and trims were all from my scrap drawers. When you sew with beautiful fabrics, even the tiniest scraps get used.
I trimmed 2 with entre-deux and brown linen for the main bathroom. The one below was edged with black satin and grey shirting fabric to match the black stripe in my ensuite.