I finished sewing those linen kitchen towels I started a few weeks back. You'll remember I dyed the linen and found my inspiration from the incredible textiles that line the walls at Navy in NYC.
I plan to use them as drip clothes next to the kitchen sink for hand washed items but a friend pointed out to me that they would make really nice table clothes in a larger format.
I'm not sure how to rate my sewing skills… They're decent but I'm still definitely getting better. I can make most household sewing projects like pillows, curtains and slipcovers that look pretty professional, but I'm aways working on my speed and of course perfection! I did a french seam variety here where the two colors join so that the towel is pretty on both sides.
And I used contrasting thread on all of them for a little more pop.
I'm both excited and scared to start using them. I'll just need to look the other way the first time someone puts an iron skillet down on one because I am definitely of the school that household stuff should be usable and never be too precious.
Just as a note… Having a properly working sewing machine counts for about 90 percent of being able to sew stuff. Years ago I used to torture myself with a machine that was possessed by the devil which made sewing a complete exercise in frustration. When I got a new machine -nothing fancy, a basic Singer- I was dumbfounded by how much easier everything was. So if your bobbin always knots, or you have other nasty stitching problems, go get a new machine. You'll love yourself for it.