Are you looking for a last minute gift to bring to Thanksgiving dinner to your favorite host/hostess? Whip up this quick and easy Turkey Dish Towel to bring along with a bouquet of roses or bottle of wine!
In my case I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year, so this dish towel will sit with all of my other Fall/Thanksgiving dish towels I own. I fully believe that you can never have enough dish towels!
I found this Fall dish towel at WalMart for $1.50, and I used a variety of fall colored felt that I already owned.
I cut a 4 inch rectangular shape from a piece of dark brown felt that I owned.
I then folded the rectangle in half length-wise and pinned it.
I freely cut around the rectangle and this is the shape I came up with. You can make the body of your turkey skinny or plump like mine!
I then began cutting 4 pointed feathers from 3 different colors of felt. The feathers were cut free hand and were about 2-inches in length.
Once I had all my feathers cut out I began gathering them. I also cut out eyes and an orange beak for my turkey!
I placed my Turkey body on top of my feathers to get an idea of how it was going to look.
I gathered 3 feathers at a time, so that I could sew them together.
I then ran each set of three feathers through my sewing machine.
After the four sets of feathers were sewn I placed them around the Turkey to make sure I liked how it was looking.
I found that it was easiest to work with the 12 feathers with them sewn in groups.
I then began to sew the beak and eyes onto the Turkey.
I gave the turkey “X” eyes.
Next, pin your feathers in place.
Add your Turkey to make sure the feathers are in place where you would like them.
Now, sew a straight stitch along the bottom of your feathers.
It doesn’t have to look pretty. The stitching will be hidden by the Turkey body.
Now, pin your Turkey body in place.
I sewed a zig-zag stitch around the body of the turkey.
Here is what your finished project will look like!
I honestly think it took longer to write this blog post than it did to make this dish towel! Whether you are giving this to someone this Thanksgiving or you are keeping this for yourself this will be a timeless Turkey towel that can be used year after year!