Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hanging towel tutorial

Happy Tuesday y'all!

I've got an easy, easy and cute hanging kitchen towel tutorial for you all.

You don't have to be a professional seamstress!  If you can push a pedal and go in a straight line, you can do this!

You'll need
Kitchen towel any size and color (I get a pack of 8 or 10 bar mops at WM for like $6)
7/8" size ribbon double the width of your towel
1" size ribbon or fabric (you'll need enough to go across the towel twice and enough to trim the bottom if you like)
sewing machine :)

I used this sunflower ribbon to do this towel.  It was cute and fallish (cause i'm so wishing for cooler weather).  I actually had just enough ribbon left to make one.
You can also use fabric and cut it 1 1/2" wide and 1/2" longer than the towel.  

If you use the fabric press all 4 edges in 1/4".  If you use ribbon skip this step.

Sew the ends under 

Pin one ribbon at the top of the towel.  Line it up with the edges and go to the oven or wherever you're going to be hanging it.  Fold it over the handle and mark where the top of your other ribbon should start.  Pin the other ribbon in place and sew both ribbons down the length of the towel.  Make sure you back
stitch.  Don't sew the end edges on the towel!  These stay open!

If you're going to add trim or fabric at the bottom follow the same steps by pressing edges under and sewing around all 4 edges.



Grab your smaller ribbon and thread through the ribbon and back through the other side.  You can either cut it and tie it at both ends or pull through and keep one end looped and tie off the other end.  Either way make sure you seal off your ribbon ends.  To seal the ribbon ends, just heat the ends with a lighter quickly so it will seal them up and keep them from fraying.


Now you're ready to hang!!!!


Use your imagination and holiday spirit and make one for all occasions and holidays!  These make great hostess gifts or use some scrap Christmas fabric and make your friends some holiday gifts.  Would be great to make a couple of these and pair up with a mason jar soap dispenser or match stick holder in a cute basket for a hostess gift.  You can get those tutorials here and here.

Hope you all are having a great week!  This weather here is A-Mazing!  Let's hope it's here to stay  :)

I'll be linking up with Ms. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Tammy over at Type A for her Anything Goes party
and
Today's Creative Blog for Get your craft on
Many blessings,
Laura

3 comments:

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Well, aren't you crafty?! Great idea girl!! I always have problems getting my towels to stay put if I hang one to display. Sunflower anything is my favorite. I hope ya'll didn't get flooded or blown away this week end.

daphne {flip flops and pearls} said...

TOWELS??? TOWELS!!!!

I heard I could learn abt some ham over here!
bwahahahahaaaaaaa

So glad we have kept up over the summer. I hope things are going awesome for ya this week/end.


PS: don't forget to swing by tomorrow for my blogaversary giveaway:)

Fabiana ~ Ciao! Newport Beach said...

So cute and this project looks pretty easy too. I love the hostess gift idea or even for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

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