The whimsical fabric creations of Stitch Magic are simply breath-taking. Alison takes inspiration from Colette Wolff’s sewing fetish book The Art of Manipulating Fabric, giving a contemporary spin to twenty beautiful projects, ranging from home decor to fashion accessories. Machine sewn projects include fabric necklaces with dainty button closures and hand embellished egg cozies that are two of our favorites.

We combined our hand-sewing techniques with simple pin tucks from page 58 and quilting from page 82 to make these tea towels using the pattern from page 91 of Alabama Stitch Book and our 100% organic cotton jersey in medium-weight (colors Sand and Doeskin).

My daughter loves to use these tea towels for napkins, as a bib to cover her school clothes when eating breakfast (we use a wooden clothespin to hold two corners behind her neck) and she takes one to school in her lunch box to use as her own personal placemat.  She started kindergarten last Thursday and I think I will be making a lot of these tea towels in the coming year!

P.S.: Farm chair above is woven with scraps of our organic cotton jersey and following instructions on page 95 of Alabama Studio Style.

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  1. emily burgess

    I have fabulous linens that my mother and grandmother monogramed in padded satin stitch. the linens are beginning to rot although the monograms are still perfect. any ideas what to do? thanks emily

  2. julia

    Sculpting fabric in this way makes my heart stop. So perfect and pure – just beautiful. I would love to win a copy of this inspiring book but I’m unable to leave a message on facebook so I hope this counts.

  3. Malka

    I love that you are blogging more, I love all your posts and fabrics and ideas. Thank you, Malka of Closet Innovations / Innovative Design Group – San Francisco