In the next few weeks chances are you’ll be heading to someone elses house for a meal, celebration, party, or event and chances are you’ll be bringing a goodie of some sort – whether it be a sweet treat, wine, or bubbly. Try this simple approach to packaging up your token of appreciation or party contribution, which doubles as another gift for the host after opened. These also make great gifts for friends and co-workers. More detailed directions are below, but basically it’s securing two sides of a tea towel with a simple stitch that can easily be removed so that the recipient then has the towel to enjoy. If you are packaging up food items as Caramel Corn, cookies or nut breads, package those in plastic bags before putting in the tea towel bag. I just made 7 more of these this morning to have ready for my holiday give-away treats from my kitchenThese are holiday themed, but this idea can be used at any time throughout the year. There seems to be no end to good looking tea towels available everywhere in so many cute prints, plaids and stripes.Fold the towel in half with the printed side of the towel together and sew one side and the bottom along the hem line of the towel. This way the stitch will be in the inside of the
bag when you pull it back through so the correct side of the towel is showing. The top opening is already finished with the towel’s hem. Use the largest basting stitch on the machine so the stitches can easily be taken out to make tea towel fully functional after the treats are gone. Gather the top of the bag and secure with a ribbon. As an added touch, include the handwritten recipe for the goodie packed inside.