Monday, December 15, 2008

Take two humble tea towels.....

Remember this post months ago?
Well, these wonderful tea towels have gone from this........
To this, in under 10 minutes! Yes, you have read correctly!
It was the quickest project, I think, I have ever done. So quick and easy anyone could do it.
1. Fold your tea towel in half, right sides together.
2. Sew in your zipper with which ever method you use.
3. Open your zipper with a quick unpick.
4. Place right sides together again and sew down the sides so your zipper is in the centre back of the cushion.
5. Turn your cushion right side out, and stuff!
Voila, a wonderful, unique "London Underground" cushion (or two, or three, or four....) in under 10 minutes!
Yeah for tea towels! Go on try it, it's easy!
What a great, unique, quick and simple idea for a gift/Christmas present!
Kathryn. XX


SG said...

That's a great idea! Thanks!

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Way to go Kathryn, they really look great, but where did you get those great tea towels from???
Hope you had a great weekend

Lyn xoxox

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

You girl are a Powerhouse!!!
They look terrific.
The whole zip explanation to a non sew-er such as myself sounds tricky!
I am sure it is not but sounds!!!
I just bought cutouts for the lawn and would you belivev the lady threw in one I wanted but decided I would not spend that much for free!!!!
I am so moved and can't tell you how much I feel the true spirit of Christmas alive and well!
Ok well my novel is over...Bye!

Anonymous said...

They are amazing Sweets!! But you make it sound so easy!! For me NOT so easy!!! I think you may need to give me some lessons!!

The Pink Poodle said...

dear kathryn...I could NOT even begin to sew fact I dont even know where my sewing machine is..wouldnt matter if i found it as i dont know how to sew anyway!

i would LOVE to be able to ADORE your site..goodies...toooooo clever for me!!
as usual ... you are fantastic!!
hope you have a lovely christmas with your boys/hubby...

and of course a great new years..

xxx andrea

Jodie said...

But where do you get such awesome teatowels I ask????

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Brilliant idea - the Underground tea towels were the perfect choice!

Annie said...

Love them Kathryn!

Hen said...

Great idea, how clever!

clare said...

I agree with everyone they look great and so simple .
Clare's Craftroom

marie said...

Excellent gift idea! Perfect for son-in-law, Mark. He grew up in Germany and England. His mum is coming from England this Wednesday ~ she'll be here for a few weeks. I can't wait to show her the pillows. I bet she'll mail some to me and I'll turn them into pillows for Mark.

Thanks for sharing Kathryn!

Kate said...

They look great! Excellent idea!

Gay McDonell said...

Fantastique! What's with unpicking the zipper? Do you mean basting the seam together - insert zipper - then unpick basting? SOrry to be technical - they are great tea towels!

Christy said...

so crafty and clever!