Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Easy Peasy Hanging Hand Towel

If you are looking for a super easy sewing project for a beginner or something fun and quick, this is your project!    Here's what you'll need: 
  • 1/4 yard of fabric 
  • scissors
  • kitchen towel
  • needle and thread or sewing machine
  • button
  • pattern

I found this project on Pinterest, HERE at the Creamer Chronicles Blog Spot, that is also were I found this pattern.  I used foam board to cut out the pattern.

Place the patter on two separate pieces of fabric.  I used complimenting fabrics, but have also used the same for back and front.  Remember to lay the fabric on top of each other with the two right sides together.

Cut out the pattern onto the fabric.

Sew the two pieces together inside out.  Remember not to sew the bottom, as this is where you'll be putting your towel.

Turn your fabric right-side out and top stitch.  I used a fun whimsical stitch that is programmed into my sewing machine.

Grab your kitchen towel and cut in half width wise.

Gather your towel.  Creamer Chronicles suggests basting this part, but I don't.

Fold the opening in, (where you're going to insert the towel), so there are no raw edges showing.

Take your gathered towel and insert the raw edge into your fabric piece.  spread it out evenly to have a nice, pleated look.

 Sew these two pieces together, I used that same curvy whimsical stitch, it's a bit more forgiving.

Once your hanging towel is put together you can sew a button hole into the top of the fabric.

Pick a button you like and sew it on to the bottom of your fabric piece.  If you are using complementing pieces of fabric, you can sew two buttons on to the fabric on either side to make it reversible. (TIP: use a pin in between the buttons, while you sew, so you can have enough room to button it.)

And there ya have it!  One cute hanging towel to use or give as a gift!  These are so nice to have in the kitchen or garage.

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