I am leaving town for a month and since I will be busy packing tomorrow, I am doing my $5 project on Thursday.
By the way, Liz and I were talking that we are just $5 project girls. I can’t think of anything that I do that really costs a lot more. Maybe I am just a cheapskate when it comes to crafting….ok, I will admit that fabric has a bit higher limit. But not much.
So here goes….a $5 project and fabric. My kind of heaven.
I made these towels as presents for some girls that were going off to college. I think that they turned out super cute and each set cost 4 dollars. Wahoo!
A couple of tricks….
I really like heat n’ bond for the appliques…I used the light kind because it was all I had but I probably would have used heavy if I had had it. I then sewed inside the appliques (sometimes called frayed-edge applique) because I am liking that fuzzy when washed look.
I used heat n’ bond hem tape for the ribbons that were underneath the appliques. I didn’t even bother to sew it. I am hoping that it stays in the wash, but I have used it before on hems in the wash and it has done just fine. It is good stuff. The picture shows the regular, but I actually used the heavyweight to hold better.
I don’t think any roomates will steal these! (or maybe they might?)