Bella! dishtowels are 20″ x 30″ handmade of various white cotton muslin fabric with my “Bella!” silhouette screen printed on the bottom edge. I hand sew the green button eyes using black quilting thread for extra wear. Towels have a quarter-inch hem around all four sides.
I’ve been looking for options to create dishtowels from some of my designs. Dishtowels aren’t difficult to make once you find the right fabric, but for now I’ve found a few flour sack dishtowels that work just fine. I chose the two most popular kitty colors to stencil these, Housepanther, the original Bella! and Ginger Kitty.
I didn’t include the button eye embellishment on these after talking to a few friends who said they’d prefer their dish towels without buttons. I still love the silhouette!
The Bella! design is 8″ wide. I chose the size in part to accommodate the design when the towel is folded in thirds, and because it’s a size I like. Initially I offered these without the button eyes in the original design because who would want buttons on their dishtowels? I wouldn’t mind, and it turned out that many others like them too!
Original Bella! Tote Bag with the black kitty silhouette
O.M.Geeeee! It’s Bella! On a bag with green button eyes just like her big round eyes! Bella, in silhouette, is stenciled at the bottom of a bag and with just big blue-green eyes that are two-hole buttons sewn on with black thread.
Based on one of my sketches of Bella from shortly after she arrived here simply called “Bella”, I pulled out the scan of the little painting and refined the design in Photoshop. Bella’s eyes are not yellow green, they are a cooler blue-green, and I found pretty close to a good color for her. Others don’t live in a house full of housepanthers, so I added the white, gray and ginger kitties who are her foster friends.
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