Make Your Own DIY Thanksgiving Dishtowel

-Brother Sews Blogger

As we gather around the Thanksgiving table this year, we look forward to celebrating another season of joy and family. The gathering might be a bit smaller, but the love is stronger than ever! And whether you’re surrounded by loved ones or thinking of friends and family far away, you can show them they’re in your thoughts by creating your very own Thanksgiving dishtowel. Handmade dishtowels are practical and thoughtful reminders of our thankfulness for their presence in our lives. Plus, it’s a great way to clean up after your Thanksgiving dinner!
A dishtowel is a perfect little gift, and these colorful and cute designs will be a huge hit with friends and family alike. Read on to learn how to make your very own dishtowel as a Thanksgiving gift!.


  • Brother embroidery machine
  • 5x7 embroidery frame
  • Standard white cotton dishtowel
  • Brother SA541 water soluble stabilizer
  • Embroidery thread

Design Options:

iBroidery Item Number: edpr10 013

Floral Decorative Border

Leaf embroidery in the Kreations by Kara Autumn Wreaths collection (or pick your favorite in your machine or on Brother’s
A few text suggestions:

  • Thankful for Neighbors
  • Blessed with Friends
  • Grateful for Our Pastor
  • Thankful for Our Doctor

The text is from Brother’s PE-Design. The leaf embroidery is in the Autumn Wreaths collection from Kreations by Kara. The pumpkin was extracted from some other collection and added.


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This extremely versatile design is built into Brother’s Dream Machines and is also available here at Colors and text can be varied to match the season.

I’ve used it on a tablerunner for this Brother blog. The design’s fall colors gave a burst of warmth for our Thanksgiving table.


In anticipation of this coming Thanksgiving, I am making a basketful of “Grateful for…” “Thankful for..”  “Blessed with..” dishtowels. If our beloved family and friends are able to join us, the towels will be rolled, tied with ribbon and placed on their dinner plates as a favor. If they carve turkeys away from us, they will have received a dishtowel embroidered with our heartfelt sentiments.  
So stock up with dishtowels and these lovely embroidery designs then turn on your Brother embroidery machine. Soon you will be ready for whatever Thankfulness Giving comes your way this November.