In November I bought a pack of dish towels from Ross. I had an idea to sew ruffles on them and give them away as Christmas gifts to "everyone I knew." Well, November and most of December passed and I hadn't even opened the package of dish cloths, let alone sew ruffles on them. I still really wanted to make them, but alas, it was Christmas Eve! So I figured I would make some for my mom, since she still uses the same dishtowels she used when I was growing up under her roof.
Realization #1: I had bought dish towels.
You see, I was expecting to find the oblong rectangular hand towels, not square dish towels. Well, it was Christmas Eve. I had to make do, since there was no way I was going to go out shopping for hand towels.
I only had brown and grey single fold bias tape to put along the raw edge of the ruffle. I actually had a vintage spool of brown thread I tried using, but it was breaking every 2 seconds. Once again, it was Christmas Eve and I was not going out shopping for thread.
Realization #3: This was taking a lot longer than I anticipated! Maybe it was due to the fact that it was Christmas Eve and I felt slightly rushed, but I'm kind of glad I didn't attempt to make these for "everyone I knew."
Aside from them being the wrong shape, having terrible thread lines and being time consuming, I do like how they turned out. My mom has one hanging over a cabinet door in her kitchen, so that means they were a success! After all, they're just for wiping up messes.