Sunday, March 4, 2012

Kitchen Scrubbie

The inspiration: Not having stinky dish scrubbies

I quit using a sponge a while ago. The sponge gets yucky fairly quickly and I certainly don't like wasting money by throwing them away every time they begin to stink. I made some crocheted scrubbies, which I love, and thought I would try my hand at sewing some.

The embroidery:

I made my own scrubbie with an old towel. Here is how I did it.

  • I used my hand to gauge how large I wanted the square to be. I folded the towel over and cut the square X2. 

Green Scrubbie
Then I fixed myself a martini. 
Dry Martini
Then I got Beethoven's help. He watched while I drew (actually, copied from the internet) a shamrock, in honor of St Patty's day and because my towel is green.

Green Scrubbie
  I used a zig-zag stitch to machine embroider the shamrock to the towel.

Green Scrubbie

When you go around the corners, make sure the needle is all the way down through the fabric. Then lift the machine foot and move the fabric to point it in the right direction again. Sew slowly so you don't overshoot your corners! Once I had the shamrock attached, I used a straight stitch to sew both sides together. Now I have a festive, durable new dish scrubbie!

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1 comment:

  1. Great little shamrock scrubby!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success