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Hanging DIY Dish Towel

By: Mary Beth Temple for favecrafts
Hanging DIY Dish Towel
Hanging DIY Dish Towel
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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!

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueSewing


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

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

Hanging DIY Dish Towel

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.

    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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It's just annoying when someone uses your kitchen towel and then just drops it on the floor or leaves it on the counter. This project is a lifesaver, it comes with a video incase you have trouble reading the instructions and there's a printable PDF pattern if you hate drawing. This will make a good mother's Day present, now all I need is some cute hanger.

Thank you for the video! I love this! I can't wait to make this!

I don't do much sewing but I wanted to make these. I read the directions and they are very easy. Plus there are plenty of pictures to help me along the way. These will make wonderful Christmas presents for my friends. Thank you so much for sharing this great and easy project.

So CUTE! And they look pretty simple to make, too


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I have to make some of these dish towels because I get tired of mine falling all the time off of the oven door or fridge door handle. These are also so cute and very easy to make. These would make some great house warming gifts for friends or family and very quick to make. Has anyone used the whole towel before or can you only use half? Super video and tutorial. Simple and quick project.

This is the first video I've seen for these vs. crochet versions #NationalCraftMonth2017 They are great!

I make the crochet version of these. Very handy!


#NationalCraftMonth2017 my grandma had the crochet ones. I like these better!

Thanks for the pattern. Love having hanging towels in my kitchen. #NationalCraftMonth2017

I need to make up about a dozen of these (I'm a messy cook) #NationalCraftMonth2017

#NationalCraftMonth2017 oops! forgot to put my # on before.

I think this might be more stable than the crocheted ones.

Cute but I am not into sewing. #NationalCraftMonth2017

my grandma used to make these! #NationalCraftMonth2017

These take me back to when I was a little girl, my grandma always had them. #NationalCraftMonth2017


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