I love tea towels (also known as dish towels) – collecting vintage tea towels is fun (I also love commemorative tea towels too) – but making your own is really easy and satisfying and they make great gifts too.
In 18th century England, a tea towel was a special linen drying cloth used by the mistress of the house to dry her precious and expensive china tea things. [source]
- Skip to my lou has a cute applique tea towel tutorial
- You can easily sew a border onto a simple linen cloth to make something a bit more special.
- Alicia has some embroidery patterns for tea towels
- The Purl bee shows us how to make some simple dish towels
- Freshen up your kitchen with some custom tea towels
Or you might like to purchase some tea towel art.
- Third drawer down is a really cute shop in Melbourne that sells unique limited edition tea towels.
- Anna Maria Horner has some lovely tea towels
- I love these hand printed tea towels
- Dottie Angel limited edition towels are pretty sweet
- I like these tea themed tea towels too. [see pic above]
If you are a tea lover like me – give our ‘Sew & Tea’ themed Action Pack a try.