Topsy Towel

Topsy Towel

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Free project instructions to embroider a towel border with an animal design.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.


Transform an ordinary dish towel into a handy hanging kitchen essential. Add your favorite embroidery designs and coordinating fabric to personalize it for your own kitchen, or give as a hostess or housewarming gift for loved ones.
 
Project Needs & Notes:

- Dish towel
- 8" x 8" print quilter's cotton
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
  (or tear-away if using a very light design)
- Air-erase pen for marking
- 1" button
- Craft knife and cutting pad

The designs used in this tutorial and video include:

- M2726, Cherry Blossom Special
- K9900, Cameo Lavender
- H8440, Cornucopia of Plenty (Vintage)
- D7029, Delft Blue Flower Fiesta

Finished size: approximately 19" x 19"

This project was featured in the following:
Gather 'Round the Table Lookbook

 

Free video with instructions on how to embroider a topsy towel.


Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Begin by squaring off the towel, and allowing for a 1/2 seam allowance at the bottom.

In this example the towel is 18" by 28". Cut 9 1/2" from the bottom of the towel so it is
18 1/2" high.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Fold the raw edge over 1/4" and press.

Fold over another 1/4" and press.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.
Sew a 1/8" seam along the inner edge of the seam.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.
Lay the towel flat in a diamond position.

Place a ruler on the towel pointing from the top corner to the bottom corner. This helps to center the template between the right and left corner.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

A template is a printout of the design, and it's an excellent tool for planning where to stitch.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.

If you do not have embroidery software to print templates, try Wilcom's TrueSizer, a free program.

Place the template so the bottom of the design is 3" up from the bottom corner of the towel.

Mark the center point as well as the vertical and horizontal axis lines.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Hoop the towel with a piece of cutaway stabilizer, lining up the marks on the towel with the marks on the hoop.

Because the design is embroidered so close to the corner of the towel, not all of the fabric can be hooped. But hoop as much as possible, including the point.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design. 

Move the hoop so that the needle is directly over the center point on the towel. 

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

After embroidering, trim the excess stabilizer away from the back of the towel.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Next, prepare the fabric for the top of the towel.

Cut a piece of print cotton to 8" x 8".

Place the fabric wrong side up.

Fold the edges over 1/2" and press. Start with one edge, then press the opposite edge.

Then fold and press the remaining two edges.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Place the fabric wrong side up.

Fold the edges over 1/2" and press. Start with one edge, then press the opposite edge.

Then fold and press the remaining two edges.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Lay the towel wrong side up. 

Align the print cotton piece with the upper corner and pin in place.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Sew a 1/4" seam along the entire outer edge of the cotton fabric.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Next, add the buttonhole. 

Make a mark 1 1/2" in from the top corner of the print cotton.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Sew a button hole on the mark.

This button is a 1" button, so the buttonhole is 1 1/4".


Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Next, make the V-shaped section that the towel loops through.

Measure and mark 1" down from the bottom of the buttonhole.

Draw lines straight out to the edge of the quilter's cotton, parallel to the towel.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Sew a zigzag stitch on both sides of the lines, leaving 1/16" of space between them.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Use a craft knife and cutting pad to cut in between the stitches of the buttonhole and the angled lines. 

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Lay the towel with the embroidered side up. 

Sew the button 11 1/2" down from the top corner of the towel.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

To hang, slide the corner down behind the bar, then wrap the towel around and pull it through the slot.

Button in place.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Thanks to its unique style, this towel will never fall off its rack. The button holds it in place, while the colorful fabric and embroidery add style and personality.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Use different fabric and embroidery designs to create holiday towels, or to match your kitchen decor.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Gift to friends and family for housewarming, hostess, or birthday gifts. Add sweet surprise for any kitchen lover!

Topsy Towel



This project is featured on the Embroidery Library Pinterest page.

Pin it yourself using the "Pin It" button on this page.



Questions or comments? Let us know! Send an email to us; the address is stitch@emblibrary.com.

Topsy Towel

Topsy Towel

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Free project instructions to embroider a towel border with an animal design.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.


Transform an ordinary dish towel into a handy hanging kitchen essential. Add your favorite embroidery designs and coordinating fabric to personalize it for your own kitchen, or give as a hostess or housewarming gift for loved ones.
 
Project Needs & Notes:

- Dish towel
- 8" x 8" print quilter's cotton
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
  (or tear-away if using a very light design)
- Air-erase pen for marking
- 1" button
- Craft knife and cutting pad

The designs used in this tutorial and video include:

- M2726, Cherry Blossom Special
- K9900, Cameo Lavender
- H8440, Cornucopia of Plenty (Vintage)
- D7029, Delft Blue Flower Fiesta

Finished size: approximately 19" x 19"

This project was featured in the following:
Gather 'Round the Table Lookbook

 

Free video with instructions on how to embroider a topsy towel.


Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Begin by squaring off the towel, and allowing for a 1/2 seam allowance at the bottom.

In this example the towel is 18" by 28". Cut 9 1/2" from the bottom of the towel so it is
18 1/2" high.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Fold the raw edge over 1/4" and press.

Fold over another 1/4" and press.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.
Sew a 1/8" seam along the inner edge of the seam.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.
Lay the towel flat in a diamond position.

Place a ruler on the towel pointing from the top corner to the bottom corner. This helps to center the template between the right and left corner.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

A template is a printout of the design, and it's an excellent tool for planning where to stitch.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.

If you do not have embroidery software to print templates, try Wilcom's TrueSizer, a free program.

Place the template so the bottom of the design is 3" up from the bottom corner of the towel.

Mark the center point as well as the vertical and horizontal axis lines.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Hoop the towel with a piece of cutaway stabilizer, lining up the marks on the towel with the marks on the hoop.

Because the design is embroidered so close to the corner of the towel, not all of the fabric can be hooped. But hoop as much as possible, including the point.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design. 

Move the hoop so that the needle is directly over the center point on the towel. 

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

After embroidering, trim the excess stabilizer away from the back of the towel.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Next, prepare the fabric for the top of the towel.

Cut a piece of print cotton to 8" x 8".

Place the fabric wrong side up.

Fold the edges over 1/2" and press. Start with one edge, then press the opposite edge.

Then fold and press the remaining two edges.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Place the fabric wrong side up.

Fold the edges over 1/2" and press. Start with one edge, then press the opposite edge.

Then fold and press the remaining two edges.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Lay the towel wrong side up. 

Align the print cotton piece with the upper corner and pin in place.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Sew a 1/4" seam along the entire outer edge of the cotton fabric.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Next, add the buttonhole. 

Make a mark 1 1/2" in from the top corner of the print cotton.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Sew a button hole on the mark.

This button is a 1" button, so the buttonhole is 1 1/4".


Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Next, make the V-shaped section that the towel loops through.

Measure and mark 1" down from the bottom of the buttonhole.

Draw lines straight out to the edge of the quilter's cotton, parallel to the towel.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Sew a zigzag stitch on both sides of the lines, leaving 1/16" of space between them.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Use a craft knife and cutting pad to cut in between the stitches of the buttonhole and the angled lines. 

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Lay the towel with the embroidered side up. 

Sew the button 11 1/2" down from the top corner of the towel.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

To hang, slide the corner down behind the bar, then wrap the towel around and pull it through the slot.

Button in place.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Thanks to its unique style, this towel will never fall off its rack. The button holds it in place, while the colorful fabric and embroidery add style and personality.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Use different fabric and embroidery designs to create holiday towels, or to match your kitchen decor.

Free project instructions to embroider a topsy towel.

Gift to friends and family for housewarming, hostess, or birthday gifts. Add sweet surprise for any kitchen lover!

Topsy Towel

This project is featured on the Embroidery Library Pinterest page.

Pin it yourself using the "Pin It" button on this page.



Questions or comments? Let us know! Send an email to us; the address is stitch@emblibrary.com.

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