Pumpkin Tea Towel Hand appliqué

If you have have been around long enough you know I love fall and fall means Halloween is right around the corner.  Halloween is so fun and it is the perfect excuse to play dress up.  Not that I really need an  excuse, but you sure get a lot less stares in October.    Not only do I like to make costumes, I like to add little accents around my home.  Recently I have taken up sewing and hand appliqué.  I made pumpkin tea towels this year.  Tea towels are one of my favorite things to make and to give.  They are not expensive.  My favorite tea towels and linens to use are by Dunroven  House.   They are very durable, hold their color and best of all they are  MADE IN AMERICA.  They are a family owned business and very nice  people and I love to support my community and American business.   Amazon, Jo-Ann’s and Walmart carry them.  I get mine at Farm and Fleet.  But they are not everywhere.  This is a close up of the appliqué.    The instructions and supplies are way down at the end of the post.
close-up-tea-towel-hand-applique-pumpkin

 

 

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Pumpkin applique tea towel halloween

 

Supplies to make the pumpkin tea towel:

  • Scissors, sewing machine and thread, iron and pencil
  • Embroidery needle and  floss in black, green, orange.
  • Black Tea Towel from Dunroven House
  • Two orange pattern fabrics
  • Green fabric
  • Fusable webbing and parchment paper

Applique Basics 1-

We have several sewing and quilting patterns that incorporate appliqués – which simply refers to the process of applying one surface to another. You can use this technique to embellish not only quilts, but also clothing and fabric home décor as well.

To get our shapes to stick together we are going to use fusible webbing.   To get started I cut off a manageable piece of webbing  and parchment paper from the roll.

Place the adhesive side face down onto the wrong side of the fabric. Use the iron to melt the fusing onto the fabric. The fabric was pressed beforehand. You don’t want to try and fuse webbing to wrinkled fabric.

Press for a few minutes to make sure the fusing sticks firmly to the fabric. Join me for the next segment which shows how I use a die cut machine and a computer to make some fun shapes for applique.

Directions to make the appliqué:

  • Wash, dry and iron towel.  Fold towel into thirds and then in half and lightly iron the edges.  This helps with design placement.
  • Draw your image on the parchment paper with a pencil.  Layer the paper, webbing onto wrong side of  fabric. Place iron on the layer  for 10-15 second intervals until webbing is melted onto fabric.

black tea towel

  • Use scissors to cut design out of fabric.
  • Lay the newly cut design on the tea towel and arrange

hand applique pumpkins

 

Iron the shapes to the tea towel

ruffled edges

Sew on the ruffled trim

blanket stitch pumpkinBlanket stitch around the pumpkins and straight stitch for their eyes.  I totally winged it on the jack o lantern faces.  That could be why they look a little crazy and demented.

jack o lantern hand applique

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