Looking for a great idea to create a custom gift for someone special this holiday season with a sentimental touch? Here’s how turning recipes into tea towels created a perfect gift this year.
I pinned a blog post a few months ago from Spoonflower.com. Spoonflower is an awesome site that makes custom fabrics and wallpaper and decals from your designs as well as having a huge catalog of gorgeous designs! You can also order other patterns from custom designers.
It was this beautiful tutorial from Emma from Hello Beautiful who shared how to turn family recipes into tea towels.
Emma gave a wonderful tutorial of how to upload your pictures, the correct format needed for printing the desired amount of fabric.
This gave me a wonderful idea to make for my mother!
I chose a recipe special to her from my Great Grandmother. This is a recipe card in her handwriting that was given to my Mother at her bridal shower. I made a copy of this for my recipe collection book and added the scrapbooking embellishments.
Following Emma’s instructions, I scanned the recipe into a pdf and made a collage pattern for a 1 yard cut which would yield 4 tea towels.
Part of the bridal shower was to include quotes for the bride to be – recipes for a happy marriage, again in her handwriting. So I used those as the second towel.
Using their site, you upload the pdfs to create a pattern that is printable. Then you order it – simple right?
I ordered the linen-cotton canvas for durability.
The fabric arrived in about 10 days and was absolutely GORGEOUS!
My Great Grandmother’s handwriting looks beautiful on the linen! Turning recipes into tea towels is such a wonderful idea!
It’s recommended that you order a test swatch before your final order, but I didn’t have time so this was the first batch. No problems at all!
I am by NO MEANS an seamstress, so I’ll spare you any sewing details.
First, I simply cut the fabric in two. Next, I pressed the edges and hemmed them.
Don’t judge my sewing!
Then it was simple straight lines on the sewing machine.
It was a perfect, sentimental gift to give to someone special, like my Momma!
If you are looking for custom gift ideas that are easy, affordable and sure to be a win, turning recipes into tea towels is a perfect idea!