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Today, I will be sharing with you how to make hanging kitchen towels.
Kitchen towels are essential in every home. They come in handy when cooking, baking or doing other chores in the house. Kitchen towels can easily be bought at stores or markets, but when you want a unique design with your choice of fabric, your best bet is to DIY (Do It Yourself).
Hanging towels are best if you want them to stay in place. I love to place mine on the oven door, but sometimes they fall off and my daughter is always taking them off for reasons I simply cannot understand. So, I decided to make my kitchen towels and hang them in place. If you think you don’t need one, you are totally wrong. Let me give you 7 reasons why you need to get up and do this project now. A kitchen towel can be used to;
- Bring out hot pans from the oven while baking.
- Lift the lid of pots when cooking.
- Dry your wet hands.
- Clean water or any liquid spills on counter top.
- Dry washed dishes before placing on the plate rack.
- Beautify the kitchen, especially when the fabric used is bright and colorful.
- Hold in place slippery items or bowls when cooking.
I’m sure there are so many other uses. What do you use your kitchen for? Leave me a comment below, I’ll love to know and learn new things too. Hopefully, you are now ready for this project, so let’s get into it.
- 1/2 yard fabric
- 2 buttons
- 1 pair press stud
- 1 towel
- Sewing machine
- Needle and thread
This materials are for two kitchen towels, yours may differ depending on what you are making. If your fabric is not so thick, you can add on interfacing. I used one towel and divided into two parts, you can use two separate pieces of towel or even kitchen napkin. The pattern used here was gotten from online, there are tons of patterns you can choose from and download. However if you don’t find anyone nice, let me know and I can send a PDF copy of this one. Let’s get to work!
- Cut towel in half.
- Sew cut edge with the longest stitch on your machine. Leave out long threads at the ends.
- Pull on thread to gather towel together.
- Cut out 4 pieces from fabric and match right sides together. Pin in place.
- Sew all edges, leaving the buttom part open.
- Trim out excess threads, turn right side out and iron.
- Turn in about half an inch on button part where the rough edges are
- Fit towel into the opening.
- Pin in place and sew. Do this carefully because of the bulk from placing all pieces together.
- Mark where you want and hand sew button and press stud.
Thanks for starting to the end of this tutorial. See how easy that was? Your kitchen towel will stay in place wherever you choose to hang it. Kindly subscribe now to my blog, if you haven’t done so already. I have so many other simple and awesome tutorials to share.
Till my next tutorial, have a wonderful day, God bless you!