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.
For these particular towels I used different bright and bold colored ribbons to differentiate their uses.
Orange = bathroom
Blue/Green = kitchen
Yellow = dusting of primarily the living room
I keep them all displayed in the kitchen and know exactly which one I need to grab for a quick counter wipe up or dusting. It makes things so much easier!
With a few simple inexpensive (CHEAP) additions, my plain white hanging dish towels were given a farmhouse vibe with some color.
Simple Hanging Dish Towel Tutorial
How to Make a Simple Hanging Dish Towel
- Sewing Machine
- Thick White Bar Mop Towels or plain white dish towels
- Leather Scrap
- 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.
As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.
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.