Trim the Towel Embroidery Project

I just wanted to share one of my projects I’m making this year for the holidays for friends and family! If you are looking for quick patterns to make this year, then Simply Christmas by Sherri K. Falls is just for you because she combines piecing, applique, and embroidery to embellish cute, holiday-inspired gifts like a mini-quilt, embroidered tea towels, and a cute cup cozy. For this particular gift project, I chose Trim the Towel. I wanted to create thicker stitches, so I used six strands of a red DMC floss. I also used Sticky Fabri-Solvy to make the tea towel temporarily a little thicker and stronger.

Sticky Fabri-Solvy

All I had to do was simply trace the design onto the Sticky Fabri-Solvy, then stick it on where I wanted it to be on the tea towel. When I was finished, all I had to do was soak it in cold water and it dissolved. Just make sure to test your red floss by soaking it with a scrap white piece of fabric in cold water to make sure it doesn’t run! 

 Trace your pattern

See the final result! The rick-rack really adds that finishing touch.

I am really hooked on the  Sticky Fabri-Solvy, I love how sturdy my tea towel felt while embroidering it, and best of all, it didn’t even ‘gunk’ up my needle. If you are in need of nice embroidery needles, I recommend John James’ Embroidery Needles.

John James Embroidery Needles

Happy Stitching!





  1. Cindy Radtke - November 14, 2012

    Too pretty to use. It’s fun to see what you gals are making! Keep these blogs coming. Thanks a bunch to a wonderful group of ladies!

  2. Judy - November 14, 2012

    Jenna – That looks beautiful and what a great gift for someone!

  3. Elaine rice - November 15, 2012

    Very nice! I love to see them on the kitchen. It makes me remember the old days. Thanks for the tip. I will definitely give it a try.

  4. Jenna - November 15, 2012

    Thanks Judy and Cindy! Yes I agree, it’s almost too pretty to use, but hopefully the person I’m gifting this to will enjoy it! I’m glad that you like the blog Cindy.