Friday, July 18, 2014

Towels and other things

After admiring these little useful projects at last I have managed to make a kitchen hand towel or two, or three.  June sped away from me, and July is promising to do the same. 

The impetus to actually make some handtowels came once I entered a swap.  And ... after owing my Janome sewing machine for over six and a half years and at least three tries at using the buttonholer [to no avail] I finally solved my problem ... there is a little lever that I hadn't previously pulled down.  Once I found that oh how simple it is to make a buttonhole!!  It could [accurately] be said that I made more towels than needed at this moment [the extra are in the 'gift box'] just to practise the execution of button holes.

First attempt ...

 
Swap items that included a dish cloth and a recipe ...
 
 
Towel and plastic bag holder, and hat ... for a birthday gift ...



The hat was an after-thought but with this being winter and the fact that I have an over-abundance of wool; hence the multi-colours.  I don't think it would be a mistake to say there will be more of these towels made before the end of the year!

5 comments:

Ondrea Delahoy said...

They look fantastic. Shez, another blogger makes heaps of those. Now I need to check my Janome and see if I can try making button holes too. I know it has a special contraption for it.

shez said...

well done Shirley,i am impressed and let me warn you they are addictive my friend,lol,hope you have a lovely weekend.xx

Robyn said...

Lovely work! I hope you and your Janome are better acquainted now... I wouldn't be without mine!

Karen's Korner said...

Great hand towels and I love your fabric choice for the top. I know what you mean about the buttonhole lever. I have to follow the instruction manual everytime I do one.

Liz said...

Lovely work. I have some of those towels cut out ready for our missionary basket. Bought myself a new sewing machine so still getting used to it:)Love the hat ( beanie)we are all wearing those over here. So cold. Hugs. Keep on stitching.