Are you constantly picking up your hand towels from the floor? With toddlers in my house, I know I am! We're going to show you how to make hanging kitchen towels to solve this problem.
I do not understand why my kids find it so fun to grab the towels hanging from the oven bar and throw them on the floor, but they do this all day long. Drives me nuts. I knew I've wanted some sort of towel fix that stays in place, and this week was a great time to do it. You'll be shocked by how easy this project really is! One hanging hand towel coming right up!
How to make hanging kitchen towels
Step one: gather materials. You need one button, clean hand towels, and two scraps of fabric about 8" by 8".
Step two: Fold the top of the towel into small pleats (around 1"). Adjust the spacing and width of the pleats until you get the desired finished width you're aiming for. Mine is 5" wide from end to end. Also, take your fabric swatches and cut out this triangle shape with snipped corners on two ends. My triangles (post-clipped) came out to be around 6" tall and 6" wide.
Step three: Sew a seam across the top of your pleated towel. Sew around the edges of your funky triangle while leaving the bottom edge open. Clip corners, trim seams, turn inside out, and press.
Step four: Turn in about ⅝" of the open side and press. At this point, I added a triangle of iron-on interfacing to support the button hole you're going to make here. Make sure the length is appropriate to the size of your button and that it is centered. Encase the pleated towel, pin in place, and sew across the edge. I used a zig-zag stitch for fun, and to make sure the needle caught the other side of fabric in one swoop.
Step five: Add your button and loop it around any drawer handle or oven bar! My kids love using this towel, and it is so refreshing to not pick up towels off the floor every 10 minutes!
What do you think? Pretty easy, huh?
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