How to Make a Simple Hanging Dish Towel


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.

Simple Hanging Dish Towel - stack of three white, one with orange trim, one with yellow trim, and one with green and blue trim

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.

DIY leather-looped cleaning towels - supplies

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

How to Make a Simple Hanging Dish Towel
Yield: 3 Towels

How to Make a Simple Hanging Dish Towel

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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.

Materials

  • Thick White Bar Mop Towels or plain white dish towels
  • Ribbon
  • Leather Scrap

Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Thread

Instructions

Leather scrap used to add a leather loop to a kitchen towel.

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.

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Pin the leather loop to the center of one of the long edges of the towel.

ribbon-pinned-in-place

Cut a piece of ribbon and pin across a lower corner of the towel at an angle.

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Grab your supplies and stitch!

I used a zig-zag stitch to attach the leather loops and the ribbon.

DIY color-coded cleaning towels hanging from a DIY farmhouse style wall organizer.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. 

Color-coded cleaning towels with leather loops shown hanging from a DIY farmhouse-style wood and metal hanging organizer. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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Simple Hanging Dish Towel DIY