Friday, April 29, 2011

Look What I Made Last Night

I had a  little free time yesterday and was really itching to make something. I was going to try the next step on my sign, but I'm out of transfer paper for attaching the vinyl. And I didn't have enough time to start a big project. So this little project was perfect.

I made hanging towels for my kitchen!

These were so easy!

I used towels I picked up at the dollar store, and a couple potholders from K-Mart.

All you need to do is sew a gathering stitch down the center of the towel. I just followed the fold line. Then I pulled the bobbin thread to gather the towel until it was the size of the potholder.

Then I pinned it onto the RIGHT side of the potholder. You want to make sure you attach the towel to the side of the potholder that you want to show. (Sorry no pictures of this step)

You could take a ruler and fabric pen to mark the middle of the potholder, but I just folded and eyeballed it. It doesn't need to be an exact science.

Then sew right along your gathering stitch to attach the towel to the potholder.

Then I flipped it over and sewed the other side, just to make it stronger.

Note: Depending on your machine and the thickness of your potholder, you might want to use a heavy-duty needle when sewing through all the layers. After two broken needles, I switched to a heavy-duty needle and that worked MUCH better.

Finally, you just have to add a cute little button to the potholder. 

Pull the little hanging loop on the potholder over the button and hang your towel up on a knob or drawer pull, and you are done!

Now, with my second one, I added a little ruffle to fancy it up a little bit. You can never have too many ruffles, can you?

It was so awesome, even my little elf was impressed!

Have a good weekend!

Until next time,


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  1. Hi, Megan! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  2. Hi,
    Oh my that pot holder with the dish towel was so cute...I so need to do that...
    Thank you for sharing,
    Happy Sewing,
    Mary Gontjes

  3. Hi Megan..

    This is a great idea. I make the crocheted toppers for the towel also but this is just another idea that I can give as a hostess gift when I am invited to some one house for dinner.

  4. Oh gosh aren't you clever! So cute and practical. Love it. Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is such a good idea :) I got to make this....well, if my son leaves me some towels...he uses them as super hero cape :)

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  7. OMG! I am 60yo and I have been trying to find someone to knit me some hanging kitchen towels! NOW I can make my own! Rebecca, Thank You have made my day!!


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