My Mom and I bought a few of these vintage homespun towels at an antique show a few months ago. I haven't been feeling well this week, so while I was watching tv & sipping tea this morning I decided to get one out and try to make a pillow.
I am not, I was winging it as I went along.
My stitches are nowhere near perfect, but I was thinking about the lady that hemmed this towel before me. The stitching along the hem was hand stitched and slightly imperfect just like mine. Maybe she was in a hurry and trying to get dinner ready for her family, and get the house swept up before the kids come home from school, and trying to do the pile of dishes in her wash basin too, but decided she needed to hem a towel first? yep, maybe that is why her stitches were uneven...
Then I added two rows of ruffles on the flap, (I am still not even sure how I got those ruffles to go right...pins did the trick I think!), and some linen ties to the sides...
The pillow just slips in and I can slip it back out if I need to wash it.
Pretty for being an old towel!! I think whoever owned this pretty old towel before me would be proud!
p.s.- linking to White Wednesday at Faded Charm