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Sewn Hanging Dish Towel Pattern

Sewn Hanging Dish Towel Pattern
Sewn Hanging Dish Towel Pattern
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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! 

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byMachine

Easy

Materials List

  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Pattern
  • Batting
  • Fabric
  • Towel
  • Pins

Sewn Hanging Dish Towel Pattern

DIY Dish Towel Instructions

  1. Print out the PDF pattern, cut the two pieces out, and tape them together.

  2. Use the pattern to cut out a piece of batting. 

  3. Cut out two versions of the pattern in your fashion fabric.

    Pro Tip: Pick a fabric pattern that doesn't have a strong pattern. This will help you get as much use out of your fabric as possible. 

  4. Take a dish towel, new or old, fold it in half and cut along the fold. 

    Recap: Now you should have your half of a towel, piece of batting in the shape of your pattern, and your two pieces of fashion fabric in the shape of your pattern. 
     

  5. Pin your two pieces of fabric and the batting together, with the batting on the bottom and two pieces of fabric right side facing right side. 

  6. Now, you are going to sew along three sides using a 1/2 inch seam allowance, but be sure to leave the bottom edge of the pattern open so that you can insert the towel in there later. 

  7. Before you turn your piece right side out be sure to clip the corners, and then looking at the curved section of the stitching make some short diagonal cuts.

  8. Then, to turn your piece right side out, reach in between where the two right side fabrics are facing. Then, press it flat, and while you're pressing it flat, turn up a half inch seam allowance along the bottoms. 

  9. You can do gathers or pleats when adding your towel to your top piece, so gather or pleat your towel down until it can fit into the opening (approximately six inches). Pin that down into place. 

    Note: Leave at least a half inch of towel inserted into the opening to keep them from falling apart from wear and tear. 

  10. You are going to do a top stich on the bottom, all the way around the piece, and then along the bottom again for sturdiness. 

  11. In order to be able to close your hanging loop, you can choose to make a button hole and attach the button, or you can sew the button on for decoration and add a clasp. 

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