While looking at some plain white kitchen towels I bought the idea struck me that it wouldn’t be that hard to make a simple hanging dish towel using only basic sewing skills, a leather scrap, and ribbon.
I’m all about simple and this fits that description on all levels.
Why I Prefer A Hanging Dish Towel with a Loop
When it comes to preference, I prefer towels that hang and can be easily grabbed off a hook as opposed to the ones that are attached over an oven or dishwasher handle.
I think those are wonderful, but I’m more of a grabber so those aren’t very practical for me.
Practical vs. Pretty Dish Towels
Because I use my dish towels for nitty-gritty kitchen tasks I tend to not buy pretty ones unless I’m just using them for decor but sometimes, I want something with a cute touch.
With a few simple inexpensive (CHEAP) additions, my plain white hanging dish towels were given a farmhouse vibe with some color.
These were made with what I had on hand, but the next time I will use black and white gingham checked ribbon.
Simple Hanging Dish Towel Tutorial
Learn how to make a very simple hanging dish towel that requires basic sewing skills. These are easy to make in bulk and are wonderful to give as gifts.
- Thick White Bar Mop Towels or plain white dish towels
- Leather Scrap
- Sewing Machine
Cut a strip from your leather scrap 4 inches long by ¾ of an
inch wide. Use a pen to mark the size on the back of the leather. Cut 3 of
these, 1 for each towel.
Pin the leather loop to the center of one of the long edges of the towel.
Cut a piece of ribbon and pin across a lower corner of the towel at an angle.
Grab your supplies and stitch!
I used a zig-zag stitch to attach the leather loops and the ribbon.
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I keep the towels handy, hanging them from a farmhouse-style wall organizer that you can find the easy DIY for here, and grab them when I need them.