Mar 26, 2012

Easy Hanging Towel Tutorial

My pattern, based on the same premise as the Embroidery Library pattern, came out like this... it is so easy to make.

Hanging Towel Tutorial



What you need:

Dish towel
Coordinating fabric scrap 8 1/2" x 5"
Small scrap of interfacing 8 1/2" x 2 /12"
Thread
Scissors
Chalk



Cut 2












Cut fusing
pin to middle of fabric

Sew 1/4" around the scalloped edge



 Turn inside out and press with iron
 Find center, measure 2" from scalloped edge,
mark, on each side, measure in 1" from edge, mark

 Stitch a tight zigzag, if you have to, do it twice on each side like a large "button hole"
























Cut top edge of towel

















Gather top edge of towel
Sew fabric to one side of gather towel

 Take the other side and tuck up inside the fabric, and pin
Top stitch to secure both sides

 Top stitch all the way around for fabric 


Prepare to cut the "button-hole" with seam ripper











To hang the towel slip over oven handle 
Pull through hole in fabric







This is a great quick and easy homemade gift idea.


Happy Sewing!

Thanks for stopping by!


75 comments:

  1. cute~!
    I'm searching for house warming gifts to make on the cheap ...but that look pretty tasteful and EVEN PRACTICAL!
    these towels fit the bill. Love the towel and easy tutorial
    via PEEPERS party
    ~Pat

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  2. This is so cute! New GFC follower. Would love to have you come and link-up to the Creative Corner Hop. We open it new links every Monday and leave it open all week.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  3. I really like this idea and you posted a great turorial, thanks!

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  4. I love love kitchen towels. Now your sister is going to be begging for you to make her some. HA! I loved the coordinating colors you used. Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

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  5. This is such a great picture tutorial! You make it look so easy! perhaps I'll dust off my sewing machine and give it a try!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  6. That is a great gift idea! I don't sew much but I can do this...thanks to the tutorial. I have a linky party going on now...I'd love to have you share this at the party! :)

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  7. What a great idea! I've never seen them made this way, thanks so much for sharing!
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  8. Hey there! Just wanted you to know I am awarding you with the Liebster Blog Award. Head over to my blog to pick it up! :)

    http://klz1181.blogspot.com

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  9. Connie- Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting on the raspberry baked oatmeal- in answer to you question- it is very moist. You can crisp it up on the top if you want by cooking it a few minutes longer, but it is moist insode like a muffin.

    Darling blog- LOVE this towel tutorial. I have been wanting to make some of these. I have a little one-year-old who always pulls my kitchen towels down. this would be perfect!

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  10. Love it! Thank you for sharing happy to be your newest linky follower Hugs

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  11. Much better than a snap closing that can end up getting pulled off, what a good idea.

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  12. Great idea for gifts! Your newest GFC follower from The Creative Corner Hop.

    Holly
    http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  13. This is great! I need to make 12 of these! Thank you for stopping by my blog! LA from Sew Blessed

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  14. very nice! I like this better then snap type towels. thnaks for the tut.

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  15. Great idea - I do like some of the stuff I have seen on Embroidery Library - I just need more time to sew/craft...I'm a new follower, I found you @ Whimsy Couture. Your welcome to stop by, I'm new so I don't have much up yet :)

    http://underthecraftzone.blogspot.com/

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  16. Such a great idea!!! Stopping by from the "Linky Follower Party" hop! You can find me at www.lucasandmahina.com!

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  17. I am so impressed with everything you do! I think you've done a wonderful job with all your projects including your blog!
    I am also new to blogging and want to pass the Lieber award to you!
    Please some visit me and grab your badge!
    Sheila @ http://swirlygirldreamsndecor.wordpress.com/

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  18. That is so cute and clever. I'm pinning this baby! I'm glad I found your blog at The Shady Porch party. I'm a new follower too, so I can keep in touch. I would love if you stopped by and followed back on LF and GFC. Nice to meet you, Lori

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  19. This is so cool! I have never seen a hanging towel like this before. Must go to more craft shows....

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  20. Very handy!!! Great Job!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week!

    http://www.dottedlinecrafts.com/2012/03/flaunt-it-friday.html

    Looking forward to more posts,
    Sarah@
    www.dottedlinecrafts.com

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  21. Oh, I love this and what a great tutorial that you gave. I'm going to make some of these when time permits. What great gifts this would make. I'm now following you for some more great post like this one. Such a handy one to do.

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  22. What a great idea! I will definitely be making some. I am a new follower of yours. Please come by and join my blog. Us Granny/Nanas must stick together! I love the name of your blog! I can most certainly relate to the "hot flash" part of it! lol Thank goodness for hormones! I am in the process of making my daughter some stuff for her kitchen as a wedding present. They are getting married in August and I wanted to make her quite a few things for her home. They have not decorated much and it is in dire need of color! She has some of the "Fat Chef" stuff in her kitchen so I am making stuff to go with it. Your towels will work perfectly for that. I look forward to seeing the other things you come up with.

    Nanasrcool

    http://nanasrcool-nanasrcoolandlovetoquilt.blogspot.com/

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  23. What a great idea and tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

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  24. A fresh approach to a vintage look. Thanks so much for sharing this on this week's Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    pam

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  25. I so need one of these. This way my two year old can't pull the towel off so easily every time she needs to dry her hands. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  26. This is pretty! What a great idea!

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  27. That is so cool! What a great tutorial...I'll be adding this to my craftin' list for sure! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  28. You've inspired me to break out my sewing machine! This is adorable. I'm your newest follower.

    Carolyn
    {my simple messterpiece}

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  29. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Very clever ... thanks for sharing.

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  31. This is a great way to make a kitchen towel!!!!!
    Kay

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  32. That is so smart! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  33. Aloha Connie! Thanks for stopping by! Looking forward to having some sewing fun with you!

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  34. Hi Connie! That's a great idea - and your explanations made it look so easy to try at home! I'll have to check out my dishcloths or buy some new ones to try that too.

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  35. Maybe my tea towels might start living on the stove instead of on the floor where the kidlets leave them. Should give this a go!

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  36. Where do I find a full size pattern for the scalloped part of the pattern? I've printed out the steps, but the measurements on the "pattern" can't be read. Is there a link for the full size pattern?
    This is a very clever idea!
    jeanne
    jeanner13@comcast.net

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  37. Well now that's just made my day girl!!!!!! I love it. ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOVE THIS!!!!! Thank you for sharing! I love your blog!

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  38. I am really loving this idea! No special stitches need, just straight and zig zag. Great tutorial. Thanks so very much!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  39. Thanks for the cute pattern which I made for my "niece" (bestie's daughter) along with a crocheted washcloth and apron for her bridal shower. She loved the towel! Thanks for following me back as I don't have a following yet. I am not that blog savvy so I don't know how to attract followers. I haven't posted for a couple of weeks but I have a lot of ufo's that I'm working on and will be posting soon. Hope you can find something useful on my blog as well!

    Tina
    alwaysmakingsomething-tina

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  40. This is great! I am always looking for ways to keep the kitchen towels off the floor after they are hung on the stove front! Thanks for the great tutorial. I am off to make a few!

    Marsha

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  41. I love this.. I went to print off the pattern and said I had to be a paid member to scribd .Is there a way to get this?

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  42. I was trying to print pattern also and it says I need to be a paid member of scribd. Is that so or is there another way to get the pattern?

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  43. I tried to print the pattern and it said the link was broken. I would LOVE to make some of these for Thanksgiving. croundstream at yahoo.com. Thank you!

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  44. Hello
    The measurements on the "pattern" cannot be read. Can you enlarge it so that you can see the numbers?? Can I get a full size pattern??
    Great idea been looking for something like this. Thank you B.

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  45. Pretty good idea,nicer than the crochet type I think x

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  46. very pretty idea! My little ones are always pulling my towel off the oven door! I can't wait to try this. :)

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  47. What a pretty looking tea towel and I love how it loops over like that. Quite often my tea towel is on the floor right in front of the stove and I have to pick it up and drape it back over. Your tea towel is the perfect solution! I've got his linked to my tea towels post too today, for DIY ideas!

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  48. wow this is coo,l thanks for sharing...I have to try this one... ruby

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  49. Love this idea you came up with, but when I printed pattern dimension were to small to read. Could you please send me the measurements?
    Thank you.

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  50. I made one with an old towel to practice and I can't get it to lay right over the stove handle!

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  51. I have this marked to give it a try for Christmas gifts. Great idea.

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  52. Love this. I am always picking my towels up off the floor in the kitchen. I think this would be great in the bathroom too for hand towels

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  53. Thank you for sharing this! I love the pattern

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  54. How handy is that?! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  55. Hi Connie, just made your towel holder. It works great! I keep looking for the perfect towel holder and now I have found it. I think the one on Emb Library is much more labor intensive so thanks for the easy instructions.

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  56. I love this! But I don't have the skills to do it :) I've searched all over etsy and can't find this style. Do you sell them?? You should! If not, do you know where I can find some? Thanks! Catherine

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    1. You make it hard to reply back to you with the no reply email address. If you get this reply then email me with an email address at cgammeter@yahoo.com.

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  57. Great unique twist on Kitchen Hanging towel. Love it.

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  58. I see that others have commented on this but I too can not print the picture on the blog that comes out with clear instructions & true-to-life size. Could you e-mail me the pic too?

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  60. I love this idea!!!! Great tutorial snd pictures! ♡♡♡

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  61. Achei muito interessante, e prático.Parabéns pelo trabalho de muito bom gosto!

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  62. Achei muito interessante, e prático.Parabéns pelo trabalho de muito bom gosto!

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  63. Hi! I'm wanting to make this wonderful towel for a gift, but I'm having a hard time with the template for the top piece. Do you have it available for us to use? I like this style so much more than the button ones.

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    1. If you gave me an actual email address, instead of a no-reply, I would be happy to email the pattern to you. And thank you!

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    2. I'm so sorry Constance, I had no idea you couldn't email me. I thought using my Google account would give you that info. I apologize. Kim@steelandsugar.com is my email. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern!

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  64. This is a great idea.....more attractive than the crochet- or potholder-topped towels and a scrap buster, too. Thank you for sharing.

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  65. Ola! Boa tarde! Adorei a ideia, estou pensando em fazer para mim, mas, preciso das medidas. Desde já agradeço

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  66. Hi there! Could you email me the pattern please. I would really appreciate it. Thank you! Christine
    stitchesbygiddy@hotmail.com

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  67. Hi, This is so cute. I like the loop top part. Can you email me the pattern, please.
    sharlee170@yahoo.com
    Thanks so much. I am anxious to make this for my kitchen.

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  68. Great idea! Can you email me the pattern please at amacgregor70 at gmail.com as I cant access it.

    thanks

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