I had so much fun dressing up the tea towel yesterday that I decided to play around with the two towels I had left this morning. Here are all three quick ways to dress up a plain tea towel.
Here's the first towel I made yesterday. Set the machine on a zig zag stitch and quickly sewed the trim to the bottom of the towel. Red thread would have been better but white was in my machine and I didn't feel like changing it. Actually, I'm not sure I remember how!
For this towel I used the zig zag stitch to add the pink ribbon to the bottom. I used Unique Stitch for the ric rac. I haven't used it much before but it says it is "sewing with a tube". I am hoping it holds up well. May need to be hand washed instead of thrown in the machine but most fancy-ish towels are hand wash only.
On this towel I ruffled the fabric strips then sewed them on. Easy Peasy. : )