20+ Patterns to Make Dish Towels

Find the perfect easy update for your kitchen with these simple sewing projects for beginners!

By: Kirsten Kwon, Editor,
20 Patterns to Make Dish Towels

Every kitchen needs dish towels and with your sewing skills and this collection of patterns to make dish towels, you can make them yourself. Why not make dish towels that are super cute and crafty? Add a pop of color to your kitchen and make a useful kitchen accessory at the same time. If you've got little ones running around, dish towels can often fall on the kitchen floor. To solve this problem, follow the Stay Put Kitchen Towel Tutorial so you can be sure your kitchen dish towels are always in the right place.

You could also make something like the Tie-On Dish Towels and have dish towels with ties. Crafts using dish towels are easy and fun to make. With some simple direction, sewists of all skill levels can make these kitchen aids. With the 20+ Patterns to Make Dish Towels collection, you won't have to go searching for great dish towel patterns.

Plus, don't miss this video on the Sewn Hanging Dish Towel Pattern from our craft studio!

Patterns to Make Dish Towels

Time for Tea Dish Towel
  • Time for Tea Dish Towel TutorialAdd some English charm to your kitchen with this adorable Time for Tea Dish Towel Tutorial. With this easy sewing tutorial, you can transport any guests to the English countryside just in time for tea!
  • Dish Towels and ClothsThis is a simple way to dress up ordinary dish cloths. It is only going to take you minutes to learn how to sew the perfect accent piece for your kitchen.
  • Triple Border Dish TowelsWith three major colorways in one kitchen accessory, these dish towels will grab anyone's attention, including your own.
  • Dishtowel Potholder TutorialThe Dishtowel Potholder Tutorial will lead you through all the necessary steps to making this thrifty and useful craft. The end result is a decorative potholder for your kitchen.
  • Give your kitchen Christmas style with these Retro Christmas Dishcloths. This is an easy Christmas sewing project that makes a wonderful hostess gift.
  • Sketchy Retro Bicycle DishtowelFor a teacher or hostess gift with a lot of personality, create this Sketchy Retro Bicycle Dishtowel. You might not think kitchen dish towels would make a great gift, but this vintage project is both lovely and unique.
  • Mason Jar Dish Towel PatternMason jar crafts are insanely popular and present right now but we promise you've never seen one this adorable and useful at the same time.
  • Embellished Dish TowelDish towels do the dirty work, but they can still look beautiful. Try making this Embellished Dish Towel to add a stylish touch to your kitchen.
  • Amazing Amish DIY Dish TowelIf you have a country theme in your kitchen, you are going to go absolutely wild for this clever, DIY dish towel sewing pattern. This colorful and quick sewn dish towel will look cute in any kitchen, if even you're a city slicker.
  • Eco-Friendly DIY Tea TowelsMake a set of Eco-Friendly DIY Tea Towels that will look gorgeous in your kitchen when you check out this sewing tutorial for beginners.
  • Pretty Windows DishtowelAre your boring dishtowels getting you down? Do you adore kitchen crafts?Take a peek at this Pretty Windows Dishtowel! Kitchen towel crafts like this can brighten up your living space in no time!

Hanging Dish Towel Patterns

Buttoned Hanging Kitchen Towel
  • Buttoned Hanging Kitchen TowelThis Buttoned Hanging Kitchen Towel will make an adorable addition to any kitchen. These hanging kitchen towels can loop around any drawers or handles in your kitchen, so they're always within easy access.
  • Stay Put Kitchen Towel TutorialFor anyone that's fed up with the kitchen towels always ending up on the floor, the Stay Put Kitchen Towel Tutorial will show you how to fix the problem.
  • Tie On Dish TowelsChoose fabrics, patterns, and colors that go perfectly with your kitchen decor, then affix them to your favorite dish towels to add an extra flair to your kitchen that your family and friends will be sure to notice (and compliment).
  • Dish Towels That Stay PutWhen you're in the kitchen, you always need a dish towel handy. With the Dish Towels That Stay Put, you won't have to look for what you need.
  • Ruffled Hanging Dish TowelThe Ruffled Hanging Dish Towel is the perfect accessory for your home during the winter season.

DIY Kitchen Dish Towels

Liberty Tea Towel Tutorial
  • Liberty Tea Towel TutorialAdd a soft touch of spring elegance to your kitchen this year with this simple and luxurious Liberty Tea Towel Tutorial.
  • Rick Rack Dish TowelsThe Rick Rack Dish Towels make for a simple sewing project that really adds to your kitchen. Let the easy instructions show you how to embellish a set of dish towels to make your kitchen look cute and cozy.
  • Patchwork Dish TowelWith fun patchwork, these dish towels aren't your standard cloths for the kitchen. Instead, you can add some of your artistic flair to this sewing project.
  • Matching Towel and Hot Pad TutorialUse the Matching Towel and Hot Pad Tutorial to create several of these adorable sets. They make for special gifts for friends and family.
  • Shabby Hearts and Ruffles Dish TowelShabby Hearts and Ruffles Dish Towel is a cute Valentines' Day sewing project. The ruffles are easier to make than you think.
  • Vintage French DishtowelsGive your dish towels a French flair with this beginner's embroidery pattern. All you have to buy is the towels and the fabric to sew on to them.
  • Cute Sushi Dish TowelYou can use old fabric scraps and baby cloth diapers to make this Cute Sushi Dish Towel for all your cleaning purposes.
  • Patriotic Summer Ruffles Set DishtowelSew a charming scene onto boring white cotton dish towels, and add some intrigue to your summer kitchen.
  • No-Sew Nautical Kitchen TowelIf your kitchen is a seaside of beach theme, you absolutely need this nautical craft idea.
  • Fab Feathered DIY Dish TowelsIf you are looking to add some pizazz to your kitchen, consider using this easy sewing project. The bright colors, hip patterns, and lovely design really make your kitchen look unique.
  • Simply Scrappy Dish TowelThis Simply Scrappy Dish Towel is the scrapbusting project you need to make something great while cutting down on the mess.

Our Newest DIY Dish Towel!

Sewn Hanging Dish Towel Pattern

Spruce up your kitchen with this super cute Sewn Hanging Dish Towel Pattern. Not only are these great for hanging on your oven in your kitchen, but they are also super practical for kitchen use. These DIY towels look cute, and are made with actual dish towels, so that they are good for using around the kitchen. Plus, if you have an abundance of dish towels, and aren't really sure what to do with them anymore this dish towel pattern is a great place to start. Just check out the sewing video to see how easy it is to recreate this pattern!

Do you prefer cute dishtowels or practical patterns? Let us know below in the comments!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive, partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

I enjoy your website so much! You have many creative choices and they are going to make very useful and beautiful presents for my extensive list of friends and family this year. Thank you.

How about a towel with a potholder in the corners? That I would reaaly like.

i bought a hanging towel at a craft show a few years back. It is the simplest one to make, one seam and one button. You need a dish or hand towel, a cheap pot holder with a top centered loop (2 for a dollar at the dollar store) and a button. Mark the center of the right side of the towel and wrong side of the pot holder. You can use a pencil as it won't show. With right side up pleat or gather towel to size of potholder. Lay potholder wrong side up on top of towel, matching center lines. Sew them together. Press the potholder in half, add the button to the opposite side from the loop and you are ready to hang it. You now have a hanging towel with double sides. I love this as you can use a heavier towel and coordinating colors to match your kitchen. Super cheap and super easy and super good looking. I just wish I had thought of this first.


I did a project for my kitchen that would work with this topic. I have a small apt sized kitchen with BROWN cupboards, all of it!! Very dark and dreary. All my kitchen stuffs is sunflower and I had a length (1 1/2 yard maybe)of sunflower cotton material. I measured and cut 5 inch wide strips and 24 inches or more in length. I sewed up this material into giant bands of color that I could slip over the cupboard doors and the drawers. It brightenes up the kitchen with out paint or damage to apt fixtures.

this is agreat idea i know it must look so cheery

I love this idea! I have a home daycare so my towels are always on the floor. So cute too!! Thanks!!

There are different types of dish towels available. This is really great to read the details about making of Dish Towels patterns. I have seen the Kitchen Towels Set in following website: ttp://



Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Infinity Nursing Scarf

"Do you need a baby shower gift that is easy, quick, and inexpensive to make? Make an infinity nursing scarf. All you need is one yard… See more

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite patterns
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your patterns


Connect With Us

Facebook Google Plus Twitter Pinterest
Twitter Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Subscribe Share Your Project Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.