Embroider Your Own Rosh Hashanah Tea Towel

With the start of Elul begins our journey to Rosh Hashanah. This is the time of year that my family starts infusing our annual Rosh Hashanah vodka and decorating for fall. This year, I wanted to do something extra special for the holiday by embroidering a tea towel.

Why embroidery? Mostly to mix it up a bit from my usual vinyl projects. A little bit because I wanted to see if I could. I learned how to embroider when I was a kid, and I haven’t done much of it since. With the resurgence of its popularity in recent years, I wanted to try my hand at it again.

Click here to download your free Rosh Hashanah tea towel pattern.

I created this pattern with my family in mind, but obviously we all have different names! So, if you would like to personalize your tea towel, be sure to add a text box on your PDF with your name in a really basic font like Arial in a large enough size that you can stitch.



  1. Print your pattern and trim the excess paper leaving a 1/2” border around it.
  2. Pin the pattern to the tea towel with straight pins.
  3. Thread your needle and use a backstitch to trace the lines of the pattern.
  4. When everything is stitched, carefully snip out the pattern and pull out the paper. Make sure you don’t cut the fabric or the embroidery floss!
  5. Use an anti-fray glue to dab the knots in the back to prevent them from coming undone in the wash.

Notes: Wash your towel with a mild detergent in cool water with a gentle cycle and dry on low.

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