Wednesday, February 26, 2014


This hanging towel is designed for the person who doesn’t knit but likes the hanging towels and wants to make their own. This can be done by hand if you are so inclined, Or if you don’t have a sewing machine.
1 pot holder
1 matching dishtowel
Pins, thread, sewing needle, button
Sewing machine
1. Gather your supplies. You can use matching dish towels and potholders or they can be of contrasting designs. Lighter weight potholders are easier to work with than heavy ones.
2. Mark the middle of the dish towel. Make a light mark along the center for your stitch line or you can mark the centerline with pins.
3. Set the sewing machine for basting stitch. If you want, you can sew with contrasting thread to make it easier to remove the basting stitch when you finish.
4. Sew straight across the dish towel. Don't back stitch on either end. Gently pull the basting threads from both ends till the towel matches the width of the pot holder.
5. Fold the pot holder in half top to bottom mark or pin for the center line.
6. Lay the potholder on a flat surface face up. Place the gathered dish towel on top of the potholder face down. Pin the towel to the potholder along the center line and adjust the gathers so that they're even.
7. Adjust the stitch length on the sewing machine. Change the thread to a matching color. Sew a straight line across the dish towel and potholder(see photo below). Back stitch on both ends. Remove the pins and basting thread.
8. Fold the potholder in half. Sew a large button beneath the loop on the front half of the pot holder. Attach the hanging dish towel to a kitchen cabinet door handle or the oven door.

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