Embroidered Dish Cloths Tutorial
Hello everyone! Kymona here and I’m so excited to be back. I’ve missed all of you. 2020 has been a year to remember for sure. I hope all of you are safe, healthy, and sewing to your heart’s content.
A couple of weeks ago my mother and I were talking about being more cost-effective with the products we use in our homes. Starting with the paper towels. When she dries the dishes, she reaches for paper towels instead of dishcloths, so do the kids. So, I told her I would make her a set to use.
Let me show you some embroidered dish cloths!
Materials to Create an Embroidered Dish Cloths
- 1 yard of toweling fabric
- Rotary Cutter and Mat
- White Thread
- Straight Ruler
- Embroidery Thread
- Tearaway Stabilizer
- Washaway Stabilizer
- Your sewing machine. I sew on a BERNINA 570 QE
- Embroidery Design
Instructions to Sew and Embroider Dish Cloths
Step 1 – Cut the fabric
Cut (2) 22 inches x WOF
Step 2 – Prepare the fabric for sewing
Fold the unhemmed side of the fabric a half an inch to hide the raw edges.
Press to set the fold.
Step 3 – Sew the edges
Step 4 – Prepare the fabric for embroidery
Cut (1) piece of tearaway stabilizer that is bigger than the hoop to ensure you cate it when you hoop everything.
Cut (1) piece of wash-away stabilizer to the same size as the tearaway.
Fold the fabric in half and mark the center where you want the design.
Step 5- Hoop the fabric
Place the hoop back on the table, then the tear-away stabilizer, then the fabric, right sides up, last the wash away stabilizer on top of the fabric.
Place the hoop top on top of the wash-away stabilizer matching the center with the center mark on the fabric.
Take your time, pick up the fabric and hoop and press it in the base.
You’re on your way to embroidered dish cloths.
Note: Do not pull or stretch the fabric.
Step 6 – Embroider
Step up your machine for embroidery.
Lower the feed dogs.
Upload the image onto the machine.
Address the red exclamation marks on the panel.
Change the machine foot to the #26 drop-shaped embroidery foot.
If you forgot to lower the feed dogs the machine will remind you.
Attach the embroidery module M.
Trace the image to make sure the needle will not hit the hoop.
Begin stitching the first color.
Change the thread and begin stitching the second color.
Finished embroidered dish cloths!
Step 7: Unhoop and clean up the embroidered dish cloths
Detach the hoop and inspect the project.
Gently tear the wash-away stabilizer off of the front of the project. What doesn’t come off will wash away.
Turn the project around and tear the tear-away stabilizer from the stitches.
Use a small scissor to get into areas that your finger can’t reach. Gently lift the stabilizer with the scissor then pull it off.
Cut the excess threads away for a clean and finished look.
Beautiful embroidered dish cloths! Nicely done. Very easy to complete as well.
These towels are machine washable and can be used over and over. Such a great way to save on buying paper towels. The big plus is they are cute too!