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Sew A Kitchen Gift Basket as a Housewarming Gift or for Any Occasion


A kitchen is one of the most used rooms in a home. Even a well established kitchen can always use some new stuff to spruce it up. Find out the theme or colors of the kitchen you want to make a gift basket for and then everything will fall into place.

1. Hanging Hand Towels

Free patterns and directions to sew toppers for hand towels
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Most dollar stores carry kitchen towels so you aren't going to break the bank but you can make the towels special. Always have a hand towel hanging and ready to use by adding these tops to a towel.

2. Dish Liquid Aprons

Free Pattern and directions to sew a dish liquid bottle apron
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Even if you don't buy and expensive brand of dish liquid, you can dress up an inexpensive bottle and dress itup to add it to your kitchen gift basket.

3. Aprons

Free Apron Patterns
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Choose a free pattern and sew an apron to match everything in your kitchen gift basket. It's nice to have an apron on hand to grab and keep your clothing clean.

4. Potholders and Oven Mitts

Sew your own potholders and oven mitts using the free sewing patterns offered here. Make your apron, curtains and pot holders to match the kitchen of the family lucky enough to recieve your kitchen gift basket.

5. Tablecloths - Custom Made

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Not all tables are the exact same size and tablecloths can cost a fortune. Sew your own and use the money you save to make a different shaped table cloth to have layered tablecloths with contrast.

6. Cloth Napkins

Finished Mitered Corner
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Sew napkins to match everything else in the basket and the basket recipient is bound to be happy. Complete free directions for sewing your own cloth napkins with mitered corners can be found here.

7. More Free Kitchen Sewing Projects

Fabric Dish or Dish Insulator
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
It's up to you how full you make your gift basket. Someone who is just starting out on their own will need more than someone who has had an established kitchen for years... but what ever you decide, there are loads of free kitchen sewing patterns to choose from.

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