Now that my daughter’s bridal shower is over, I can show you what I made for her! It’s not too difficult to shop for someone who has never had her own kitchen before, but I really wanted to give her something homemade and personal. She chose her kitchen colors based on the colors of three appliances owned that would be sitting on the counter, but I love them together.
I set out to find fabric based on her color scheme. That proved to be more difficult than I expected, but I ended up finding a couple I liked together.
I made the apron based on a pattern I came up with last year. I’ve decided every bridal shower I go to from now on will include one of these in the gift from me. I added an extra pocket this time, with a little embroidery for the bride.
And, of course, it’s reversible.
I love these cotton kitchen towels. Also known as tea towels, they’re a good size, absorbent and fun to decorate. For the first one, I decided to add a strip of fabric overlapping the top edge of some eyelet lace. It reminds me of some of her outfits when she was a little girl. Sigh.
For the next one, I just went with two simple pieces of fabric. I wanted to make sure there was at least one that her fiancé might be willing to use.
For the last towel I went a little fancier. I cut seven 4” squares, then folded each corner to corner and pressed.
Then I folded again to create this shape.
I pinned them in place on the towel, overlapping to spread them evenly across the space.
Next I cut a piece of fabric the width of the towel plus 1/4” on each end, and 4” wide. I turned all the edges under 1/4” and pressed.
I stitched the strip on, overlapping the top of the triangles.
The turquoise is my favorite of the three, but it wasn’t an easy choice. Fortunately, the bride loved them all!