Friday, September 27, 2013

Drop Cloth Dish Towels - Stone Cottage Adventures

Hello to everyone at Inspiration Café!  I love being a monthly contributor!  My name is Marci and I blog at Stone Cottage Adventures.  I'm bringing you an easy sewing idea today!


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Giving credit where credit is due, here's where I got the idea!  Megin at VMG206 made gorgeous dish towels using fabric from a drop cloth!  A drop cloth!  They are ridiculously inexpensive for the amount of heavy weight fabric you are getting!
What an inspiration!  I love LOVE the raw texture as well as how durable and absorbent this fabric is.  I pretty much followed Megin's Instructions, just changed up the pattern to suit me. 

'Wanna see?  ;-)

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The drop cloth I purchased had this stamp in one corner.  It totally made me smile!  So I cut the size I wanted and hemmed around the stamp!  One dish cloth complete!

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Then I started goofing around with my paint pens, some stencils and a ruler.  Here are my achievements!


These were so much fun! ( I actually like the striped one the best.)  Wouldn't they make a fun hostess gift!  Just think of all the ways you could customize them!

I have actually completed THREE other projects with drop cloths now and will be sharing them at my lil piece of the internet, Stone Cottage Adventures!  Come on over!

;-)  -Marci

30 comments:

  1. They are all beautiful! What a great gift idea.

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  2. Oh wow - I love these Marci. Such a great idea xxx

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  3. I love these Marci! Seriously...you need an etsy girl!

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    1. I guess I need to figure out Etsy! I love shopping there, but don't know how to sell there! Any advice, ANYONE? -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Hi, Laura! Thanks so much for the sweet comment! As well as you can sew, you could crank out tons of them! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  5. This is such a great idea! And so easy! Love your blog, a new fan from the Sunday Showcase blog hop!

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    1. Hi, Erin! I love the Sunday Showcase! Thanks for stopping by! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  6. Love these ... and dish towels are always so expensive so this is a much cheaper alternative.

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
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    1. You're right, Lanaya! This is a very affordable option AND you get to make the exact size you like best! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  7. what a really fun idea! Yes they would make great gifts, and Christmas is coming up. Who doesn't need new dish towels from time to time. I’m bopping over from the VMC DIY Sunday Showcase. So glad you shared your link! I’d love to have you visit me sometime at http://www.kneadedcreations.com. Happy crafting! Deb @ Kneaded Creations

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    1. Hi, Deborah! I think I'll be making these for everyone I know!! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  8. WOW! These are so pretty!! Love them!

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  9. Marci, you are right, what a great hostess gift. Love how you mixed it up and tried several looks!!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! It was so much fun to play with the stencils! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  10. What a great share, Marci! How clever using a drop cloth! I love the look, so pretty and perfect for gifts...I love them!

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  11. Thanks for linking to DIY Sunday Showcase. What a great and inexpensive gift for the holidays!!

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    1. Can you guess what everyone in my family is getting? ;-) And I can customize each one! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  12. Hi please excuse my ignorance but what is a drop cloth?

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    1. Hi, Tracy! Great question! Drop cloths are generally used by painters. They are placed on the floor or draped over furniture to protect from paint drips. The fabric is thick and very absorbent. Please let us know if you have any other questions! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  13. I think I like the striped one best, too, Marci. They'll make great gifts.

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