Easy Hanging Kitchen Towel Sewing Project
With one row of sewing and a button, you can make a hanging kitchen towel. This is one of those projects that is so easy and obvious, but you will use it every day. Hang the hand towel on the handle of your oven so you always have a place to dry your hands. The button makes it less likely for other folks (kids and husbands?) to move the towel, but it is easy enough to remove when you need to use the potholder.
All the supplies to make this hanging kitchen towel are available at the dollar store or your favorite big box retailer making it budget friendly. I can make two for less than $5. Add a set of cooking utensils to make a thoughtful gift too. They are perfect for house-warming, wedding, and moving out/college gifts. If you know the recipient’s colors in their kitchen, it is easy to find towels and pot holders to match. I have given several sets away over the years, and they are always well-received. Let’s get started!
A sewing machine makes this project even faster, but it is optional.
First, fold the towel in thirds lengthwise so that it is roughly the same width as the pot holder. You can measure if you’d like, but I just eyeball it. We’re going for quick and easy on this project!
Next fold the towel and the pot holder in half to form a crease down the centers.
Place the pot holder on top of the folded towel with right sides together, and line up the seams. Use a couple of clips or pins to hold it in place.
Sew along the crease. This can be done by machine or by hand. I had to put the feed dogs down on my machine to get the layers of towel and pot holder under my needle. Then I put the feed dogs back up to sew. Be sure to backstitch at both ends to secure.
You’re almost done! I told you this project was quick and easy.
Flip the top half of the kitchen towel behind the pot holder and bottom half.
Now sew a button to the top center of the pot holder. Choose a button that fit through the loop of the pot holder easily while being large enough to hold it in place. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I had to run to the dollar store to purchase a sewing kit for this step. If I could do it with my sewing machine, I would!
That’s it! Your new hanging kitchen towels are machine washable too. I promise you will use them multiple times a day and want to make more. I would love to make a set with fun designs on them, campers or chickens perhaps. It would be fun to have different sets for the holidays too.
If you like this easy sewing project, be sure to check out my 5-Minute Wash Cloth Soap Holder too.