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Monday, January 16, 2012

Recipe for a Sweet Treat {Kitchen Towel}


These little Sweet Treat kitchen towels were inspired by my love for birthday cakes.  I do love a good birthday cake!  I love looking at them and  I love eating them.  I also love a quick and easy sewing project.  That's why I'm loving these little cakes in my kitchen.  And the best part is, they're totally fat-free!




Want the recipe?

Just start with some basic flour sack towels...These came from Wal-Mart, but you can also buy online for a great deal here.


Whip up a pattern for the cake pedestal by cutting it out of paper.  Remember when making a pattern, it's best to fold the paper in half to cut so both sides are symmetrical.  


Next, choose a piece of fabric for the pedestal and adhere Heat N Bond or a similar iron-on adhesive to the back, following the directions on the package.




Then, use the pattern to cut out the pedestal and iron it onto a towel.






Make a zig-zag stitch around the border of the fabric to complete the appliqué.



Next, you're ready to add the frosting.  Cut 3 equal lengths of ruffle trim (approximately 5 inches each).  Pin the bottom layer just above the cake pedestal and then sew it on with a simple straight stitch.  







Repeat with the next 2 layers of frosting, slightly overlapping each onto the one before.


Add the birthday candles by cutting tiny strips of fabric and sewing them on with a straight stitch.  






Don't forget to light the candles by painting on some tiny flames with gold acrylic paint.







Bon Appétit!







{My apologies for the quality of these pics.  They're just a little wacky this time.  Sorry!}

I'm sharing this recipe with a few of these friends.

**Happy birthday today to my good friend, Jenny!  Wish I could be there to share a piece of your cake!



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30 comments:

  1. So fLippin adorable! How cute! I wish I could use my sewing machine. Maybe I'll learn this year.

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  2. These are so cute! They just made m list to make!!!

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  3. Cute, cute, cute. This is so cute. Great tutorial too. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Those are just adorable, Julie! Love the ease of making them; thanks for the tutorial. These would probably be great for my daughter's kitchen as my son-in-law loves to bake.

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  5. You ALWAYS amaze me with your cute projects! I am soooo pinning these....

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  6. those are so cute!! they are definitely going on my list of sewing projects! now i just need to get my sewing machine set up again so I can try them out!

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  7. Very cute! Wish I had thought of this myself!

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  8. I am in LOVE with these towels!!!! They are gonna make the perfect birthday gifts for friends and teachers!!
    Thanks for the tutorial!!
    Elise

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  9. These are fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

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  10. I didn't even know Walmart sold flour sack towels! They are great for drying...so absorbent! But who would want to use these, since they are so darn cute! Bravo!!

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  11. You make this look so easy! I am totally going to try this! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. They're too cute to just to be dirtied in the kitchen, I know thus defeats the purpose but I can't help it. This is really much appreciated tutorial.
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  13. Love, love, love these!! They are going to go on my 2012 monthly sewing project list!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. OH my gosh!! These are adorable!! These are going on my to do list. Love your ideas :)

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  16. Oh wow so pretty and PERFECTLY done. Great colors! Wow! I also LOVE that Fratelli range. It's my dream range, but I don't have gas hookups and have never seen an electric one in the US. Darn!!

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  17. These are adorable--what a talent you are!

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  18. These are just so cute! What a great gift for newlyweds or for a girl's first apartment! Adorable! I will definitely be sharing this idea on my blog for folks to visit you for your great tutorial! (And maybe making myself this weekend since I need some rainy day crafts!)Thanks! Love your blog!

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  19. thank you for the towels and the birthday wish on your "famous" blog :) I am honored to be your friend and blessed by your giving and sweet spirit -- I love you friend!

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  20. how absolutely adorable! you have the best ideas. :)

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  21. These are so stinkin' cute I can hardly stand it. You are just amazing! Thanks for sharing with us, I found you at A Little Knick Knack. Hugs ~ Mary

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  22. Thanks for sharing this wonderful tutorial! So quick and easy, yet makes great results.

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  23. So cute, and great tutorial!

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  24. Those are awesome! Fantastic tutorial. I found this on Pinterest. :)

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  25. Love these! I'm going to use the idea for my daughter's birthday shirt.

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  26. OMG these are THE cutest kitchen towels !! Thank you so much for the tutorial !

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  27. I show wish you had patterns to your tutorials.. I can't draw to save my life.. lol

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