The other day I pulled out the manual to my sewing machine and reading through it I caught a few things that I hadn’t notice before. My machine has a memory key so you can group stitches together and make a repeat pattern. Who knew? You might just want to reread yours and see if there is something your machine can do that you didn’t know about.
Sew Mama Sew has a nice PDF for cute tea towels for you to embroider. I like the white thread on the bright color towels. These would make a nice, useful Christmas gift.If you aren’t into hand stitching you could do this with your machine. There are a lot of pretty threads out there to try, and most machines have decorative stitches.
Or add a little fabric. Look at this great retro design from Sew 4 Home.