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Simple Thanksgiving Tea Towel

Burlap Turkey Tea Towel

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I love having something a cute seasonal towel to hang on my stove.  Making a drop cloth tea towel embellished with a fall leaf inspired me to create a Thanksgiving version.
Drop Cloth and Burlap Tea Towel

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Making this was easy.  I cut a piece of drop cloth 19.5” x 28” to form the towel.
I then ironed each side down twice at 0.5”.  After ironing, I sewed the sides down and mitered the corners.  A turkey was cut out of burlap and fused to the fabric with fusible webbing.  To add decorative detail, I outlined the turkey with a zig-zag stitch using brown thread.  Orange binding tape and white rick-rack from my stash add a punch of color to the bottom of the towel.

Drop Cloth and Burlap Tea Towel on Stove

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In less than an hour’s time, I had a cute towel to enjoy through Thanksgiving.
Who can believe that Thanksgiving is a week away?  Where has fall gone?

Sharing With:
Weekend Bloggy Reading Party at Serenity Now
Saturday Seven  at Positively Splendid
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Dare to Do It Yourself at The NewlyWoodwards
DIY Sunday Showcase at Fresh Idea Studio


  1. Hi Paula! Oh, this is so cute. I’ve been thinking of making some tea towels for Thanksgiving, but I think I’ve thought too long! 🙂
    I love your gorgeous stove eveyr time I see it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  2. This is absolutely precious! I love the silhouette you used (and OH MY GOODNESS, I’m totally drooling over your magnificent stove). Thanks for sharing!

  3. PAULA! This is absolutely adorable. What a great creation! Isn’t it just amazing what you can do with a humble dropcloth?!?

  4. Paula, I always want to make everything you make!!! I love your creative ideas and fun projects! This little turkey is adorable! I bet he is glad he is only made of burlap with Thanksgiving coming up!

  5. Adorable! You can never go wrong with a silhouette of a turkey, in my opinion. Thanks for linking up!

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