Tea Towel Summer Cottage Pillows


I fell in love with these summery blue and white tea towels at Sugar Tools in Camden while visiting Maine this summer, but I couldn’t justify buying more tea towels – I’m already drowning in the kitchen tea towels I’ve bought from local artists, sewn myself, and received as gifts.  However, I thought these would make the perfect throw pillows (although who am I kidding, I’m drowning in handmade throw pillows, too!)


I didn’t do any cutting at all – by folding each towel in half, I got perfectly sized 18″ x 13″ pillowcases.  I sewed the long side closed and sewed one short side closed with an exposed seam and selvedge.  On the other short side, I sewed six buttonholes and used these perfectly sized buttons from Purl Soho.  I have to admit – I love how these came out, they’re exactly what I pictured when I saw the linens sitting on the shelf in Sugar Tools 🙂





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tea towel summer cottage pillows

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