Hanging DIY Dish Towel
You will not believe how easy it is to create this awesome Sewn Dish Towel. This is a super quick and inexpensive sewing craft that you can decorate your kitchen or bathroom with. Make these DIY towels match your kitchen decorations perfectly, as a super cute decorative home décor craft. Whether you have been sewing for years or are just starting, this sewing video shows you just how simple it is for you to put together these hanging dish towels. Get started on this DIY home décor craft and start sprucing up your kitchen!
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Time to CompleteIn an evening
Project TypeMake a Project
- Sewing machine
Hanging DIY Dish Towel
DIY Dish Towel Instructions
Print out the PDF pattern, cut the two pieces out, and tape them together.
Use the pattern to cut out a piece of batting.
Cut out two versions of the pattern in your fashion fabric.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.