Friday, January 8, 2010

Because tea towels are rad.

I've gotten well into using tea towels to make my blinkies. I got the idea when my grandmother gave me a big bag full of rags for Joe's paint brushes, and I couldn't possibly waste the kitchness value of the tea towels... they were too perfect. One tea towel makes about 2 blinkies, but there is often this little piece left over-- the perfect size to make a bib from!

baby bibs from old worn soft tea towels

Mind the fabric paint stain on this one, but I think it's a great idea, tea towels get really soft as they get worn, and obviously they were made to wipe stuff up!

tea towels for bibs

If you want to have a go, there are some free patterns here:

Chickpea Sewing Studio
Made by Petchy

I also found a cool flickr group which showcases people's funky tea towel creations: it's here.

And below are some sneak peaks!

Blue wren vintage tea towel tote - back

tulip toes

Now it's time to sample an apple pastizzi-- we've just recently discovered the delights of frozen pastizzies from our local fruit shop... so so so very good!



CurlyPops said...

Thanks for the flickr link. I'm going to check it out and add some tea towel creations

Nic @ yardage girl said...

Cool tea towels - I love these old ones repurposed. I've got a few in the pile of sewing to do for me - hope to get to them soon!

Virginia said...

Those are very cool. Again, wondering why vintage from Australia is so much cooler than from here... Hmm.

beck said...

Ace post! Thanks for the links, have a lovely day xo

midge said...

your bibs are fantastic and i love the flickr links. i have been making booties just like tose for 20 odd years. they are a big hit