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04/11/2012 09:19 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Craft Of The Day: Make Embellished Dishtowels

Dish towels don't have to be drab. You can easily brighten them up with this Craft Of The Day. Sew on colorful strips of fabric for an instantly updated look. Or, personalize an entire set to give as a cute housewarming gift to a friend or neighbor. It's a simple sewing project that's great for beginners Keep reading for the how-to.

Photo by Caitlin of Hardly Housewives

What You'll Need:
Dishtowels
Fabric
Straight pins
Thread

How To Make It:
1. Cut your fabric into a large rectangular strip that is the same width as your dishtowel.
2. Fold under an inch of fabric along the sides of your strip to hide the cut edges.
3. Pin the strip in place across the center of your towel.
4. Sew along all four sides of the strip to keep it in place.

For a full tutorial, visit Hardly Housewives. And, be sure to check out the other great crafts in our Craft Of The Day slideshow below.

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