Fold in all edges and hem the fabric by hand or machine (skip this step if you’re using a ready-made towel). Sew on the lace tape, if using. Sew on the cotton tape for hanging.
Mark the center of the towel. Transfer the pattern (see image) and embroider one-sided flat stitch and stem stitch.
Use one thread pearl floss, or three threads mouliné floss. Secure all ends and iron the towel smooth.
This embroidered towel how-to is excerpted with permission from <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0762448547/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0762448547&linkCode=as2&tag=craftfocom-20">"Scandinavian Stitch Craft"</a> by Karin Holmberg (Running Press /Perseus Books).