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Hanging Kitchen Towels With Button (Pattern)

Learn how to make dish towels that hang with our full and exclusive tutorial!

Hanging Kitchen Towels With Button Pattern

These Hanging Kitchen Towels With Button comes with a free pattern, video tutorial, and stepped-out written instructions. These DIY kitchen towels will make an adorable addition to any kitchen.

This easy sewing pattern will let you create your own colorful kitchen hand towels. Once you learn how to make hanging kitchen towels, you'll never have to be on the hunt to buy towels that match your kitchen again.

Plus, these make great housewarming or Christmas gifts. We all need towels in the kitchen and when they can hang from the stove or fridge, even better. You'll never be without one when you need it!

These hanging kitchen towels can loop around any drawers or handles in your kitchen, so they're always within easy access. The button helps the towel stay in place, which means you won't have to worry about your towels accidentally falling to the floor.

Add a pop of color to your space and keep your kitchen clean with these delightful kitchen towels. Since they are completely customizable, from the length to the fabric colors and button types and sizes, they can be made to match your space perfectly.
 

DIY Hanging Kitchen Towel Materials Needed:

  1. Printed pattern PDF
  2. Fabric scraps at least 9 by 12 inches in size
  3. 1/3 yard terrycloth
  4. Button
  5. Dinner plate
  6. Ruler (suggested: seam allowance ruler)
  7. Cutting mat
  8. A few scraps of interfacing
  9. Bias tape (double or single fold)
  10. Washable fabric marker
  11. Other sewing essentials (sewing machine, thread, seam ripper, scissors, etc)
  12. Lint roller (optional - for shedding terry cloth)
Skill Level: Easy
Project Type: Make a Project
Time to Complete: One to two hours
Sewn By: Machine
 

Hanging Kitchen Towels With Button Video Tutorial:

Learn how to sew towels to hang up with a button by watching this video. Click the play button to watch our full video tutorial below. If you'd rather have step-by-step instructions, keep scrolling to find the written tutorial and step-out photos.
 

Hanging Kitchen Towels With Button Pattern Instructions:

  1. Cut out towel bottom 7" wide by however long you desire (this tutorial shows a 7" x 18" piece.

    Note: Be sure you already laundered your towel fabric - learn more with this video tutorial, How to Keep Fabric From Shrinking.

  1. Using a plate, round off the bottom of the terry cloth.

Image shows a plate being used to trim curved edges on the bottom of the terry cloth towel.

  1. Finish off by sewing bias tape around the edge of the towel. No need to do the top edge as that will be covered by the towel loop piece.

    Note: It can be double fold or single fold, whichever you prefer. Learn more about bias tape with our guide, What is Bias Tape?

Image shows bias tape being pulled across the terry cloth towel.
Image shows how to sew bias tape with a sewing machine around the terry cloth towel.

  1. Using the pattern provided, cut out 2 of the towel top pieces from your fabric of choice.

Click Here to Print the Pattern PDF

Image shows the PDF pattern printout with the fabric pieces cut to match the design.

  1. Iron on interfacing to the long section of the top where button hole will go (wrong side).

Image shows interface being ironed onto the two fabric top towel pieces.

  1. Iron bottom edge up 1/2". Use a seam allowance ruler to help if needed.

Image shows the edges being ironed up on the fabric top towel piece with a seam allowance ruler to help measure.

  1. Using a washable fabric marker, place your button where it will be attached on one of the top pieces and mark the top, bottom, and, with a ruler, the middle.

Image shows a seam allowance ruler to help measure the button hole that's being marked on the fabric with a fabric marker.

  1. On the other top piece, pre-sew the button in the correct place (where you marked your button hole on the other side piece).

Image shows the two fabric pattern pieces, one with the button hole marked and one with the button sewn on.

  1. Clip the towel onto the side of the top that includes the button hole marking. Using a 1/2" seam allowance, sew together with a straight stitch, removing clips as you go. Use the crease you ironed earlier as your guide.

    Note: The backside should be touching the right side so that you don't see the back of the bias tape (unless you used double-fold bias tape; then it won't matter).

Image shows the fabric pattern piece clipped to the terry cloth towel piece. A finger is pointing to the part where they connect.

  1. With right sides together, sew top together using a 1/4" seam allowance. Trim curves. Turn right side out. Press.

Image shows fabric pattern pieces being put right sides together over the terry cloth towel.
Image shows the fabric pattern pieces (now sewn together) being clipped at the curves.
Image shows the fabric top being turned outward by hand.

  1. Review your button hole marking to assure it will work. If not, re-mark. If so, then topstitch your towel top closed.

    Note: To learn about topstitching, read through our guide and watch the video here: What is Topstitching? + How to Topstitch.

  1. Make button hole using your machine. Open it using a seam ripper.

    Note: Learn more by reviewing our guide, How to Make a Button Hole on a Sewing Machine.

Image shows the sewn button hole being opened by hand using a seam ripper.

  1. Trim threads and you're finished.

Image shows the finished towel with loop buttoned.
Image shows two finished towels hanging side-by-side on the handle of a stove.

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I can't find the pattern also

If you are like me and can never find that perfect kitchen towel and search everywhere than this is for you also. I like something different and this buttoned kitchen towel is just the right one for me. This video is very well made. Angel speaks very clear and you can see everything she does. A very quick and easy project to get that kitchen towel you have always wanted. And I love the idea of the button it keeps the towel where you can always find it. You use to be able to buy these towels before. If you see a towel at the dollar store and like it than why not just use it and round off corners and then add the top fabric on it to make it even faster. Great tutorial.

I can't find the pattern

I can't either. Did you get it?

looks easy

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