After many years of walking around with a kitchen towel on my shoulder when my kids were small. Half the time I couldn't remember where I laid it down. I remember walking half way though a store with a kitchen towel still on my shoulder. LOL! It was after that. I decided I needed towels that hung on my stove. And you know, they aren't easy to find. I usually found a few at yardsales and picked them up when ever I found them. But now that my old ones are starting to fall apart. I decided it was time to make some like one I bought years ago. So here is a sewing tutorial for these. These are easy to make, but I took a lot of pictures to show you the steps.
Supplies Needed: Sewing Machine, Towels with matching pot holders (Square or Rectangle) , Needle and Thread, Ruffle, Scissors. The set on the left I got at Dollar tree, 2 pot holders and 2 towels $4. And the set with pumpkins came with 2 pot holders, 1 oven mitt, 1 Wash cloth and 1 kitchen towel. $5 on clearance half off $2.50 score at Biglots. I will be working with the Fall one for this tutorial.
This is the Wash cloth, I cut a piece of ruffle ribbon long enough to be 1 inch longer on both side.(This came on a spool for 2.50 from Joanns). Pin the ruffle to the front bottom of the wash cloth and fold the ends around the back and pin.
NOTE! If your working with a solid color or stripes or plaid. You can choose to put the look in back so when its closed, your button is in the front. So check that when your buying it, Which would look better to you.
Wash Cloth Hanging Towel
Pin both sides, then pull your thread to gather, then tie it off. And pin to the center of the pot holder.
And this is the back with the button to attach the loop.
And here is finished project. Wash cloth on the Left and Kitchen towel on the Right.
Updated 12/02/13 Added picture of new Hanging Kitchen Towels
Hope you find this useful. Once you do one, the others are super easy. I have several more to make, and will be looking for Holiday Pot holders and Towels on clearance.