I’ve had some white linen for a long time that I haven’t done anything with yet, so I decided to use it to make a couple of kitchen towels. This is pretty basic sewing, but if you want to avoid bulky corners check out the instructions below!
The towels are 46 cm in width and 62 cm in lenght. When you cut the fabric, add 2 cm on each side for the sewing allowances = cut a piece that is 50 cm wide and 66 cm long. For neat corners you’ll need to first double fold the edge of the fabric by 1 cm (1 x 1 cm) and iron the entire edge to make the folds visible. Open up the corners and cut the them diagonally from the second line on one side to the second line on the other side so that the first line on each side is cut away. (Does that make sense? Check the pictures below.)
Then fold the corner (on the wrong side of the fabric) in 45° to the second fold.
Fold the sides along the first fold, leaving the corner underneath.
Fold a second time so that the corners align with one another and pin in place.