Kitchen towel size
32 x 22 1/2 inches. For a different towel size increase or decrease the pattern below when printing.
Embroidery stitch: stem stitch (stem stitch video tutorial – link will open in another window)
- French cuisine tea towel embroidery (pdf – 3 pages)
- French cuisine tea towel embroidery (pdf – 3 pages) – alternative text and font
The download files print as 3 separate pages that need to be trimmed and taped. You can adjust the output percentage if your tea towel is smaller.
Align the text well and tape together.
Trace the text on white cotton fabric.
Important: There is a spelling mistake on my embroidery (ile flottante is supposed to have a double t). This has been corrected in the download patterns.
Stitch both strips and place over the kitchen towel.
Iron with the seams open.
Placing panel on kitchen towel
First make a small 1/4 inch fold on each side of the panel and iron well.
To place the panel, fold the floral fabric in two, align the folded edge of the floral fabric with the edge of the tea towel and pin to the tea towel. This will make the tea towel longer by 2 inches or so.
The shorter sides need to be folded in as well to match the width of the kitchen towel before you fold the floral fabric over (see picture).
Stitch on the seam line between the embroidery and the floral fabric and then again at the very edge of the red strip.