My son is particularly interested in the Greek language (the ancient kind) and spent several years at uni studying it. Further, he is often cooking up stuff, especially for his baby daughter. This means he already has his hands full in the kitchen. So a Greek letter-themed kitchen towel or scarf is a perfect gift idea for him. I searched for the best pattern or method and I believe that is exactly what this is.
I ordered the fabric from Spoonflower(SF) through their Etsy shop at an excellent price. Delivery was fast too. I ordered it on Etsy hoping to receive it in time for gift giving and I certainly did. In the past, I was not crazy for the fabric quality from SF, but the Greek letters would be just so great for him I thought. At first look, the fabric was a bit disappointing as I expected. Little coarse feeling and stiff with a loose weave. Well! Was I wrong. Once I had washed it and then sewn it up into the kitchen towel, it was the perfect crispness. I made the option with the tuck for the neck and it stays wonderfully full and crisp.
I just love how it turned out! This pattern makes it all so neat and professional looking with the top stitching and perfect folding of the tea towel portion. Just the right size too. I worried at first when I tried it myself on because the tea towels hung down so far. Then I remembered I’m only 5′ and tried it on Hub. Yup, perfect size for men! lol.
The pattern I followed was by Angela from the Notches Sewing YouTube channel.
I had plenty of fabric so I also made a matching mask. He burst out laughing when he saw it and said, “bit on the nose don’t you think?” I didn’t get it. Oh, then I realized what he meant. The fabric was the Greek letters as in alpha, beta, delta, omicron, etc. Maybe not the best choice for a coVid mask. lol.
To finish off his set, I threw together in a small wallet by Stitchin Post. I figure he can use it to hold his car insurance and / or ownership or things like that inside the glove compartment in the car.