Make a set for every season for you and a friend! This free patterns is the perfect combination of all of Teri Henderson Tope’s favorite hanging towel designs.
Hanging Kitchen Towel
I am sure we have all owned numerous versions of this hanging kitchen towel. I combined all my favorites to design this pattern. I think they just make the oven door look finished. Easily switched for every season, they are often one of the first items I decorate with. They also are a great apartment or housewarming gift. I have even made a baseball-themed set for a favorite nephew. Got to love a novelty print!
Makes 1 towel
• 1 fat quarter
• ½ yard Lazy Girl Designs Face-It Soft or Pellon Shape-Flex lightweight woven 100% cotton fusible interfacing
• Kitchen towel, dish cloth, or tea towel
• Decorative trim 2″ longer than the width of the towel
• Decorative button
• ½” x 2″ piece of Velcro Hook and Loop fastener
• Thread to match fabric
• Sewing machine with walking foot
• Pinking shears
• Rotary cutter, ruler, and mat
• Basic sewing supplies
With a ruler and rotary cutter, trim the top hem off of the dish cloth or tea towel to eliminate excess bulk.Sew a basting stitch across the trimmed top ¼” from the raw edge and gather the towel to 6½”.Fuse the interfacing to the back of the fat quarter.Fold the fat quarter in half. Pin the hanging towel pattern to the fabric and cut 2 pieces.With right sides together sew a ¼” seam around the hanger top leaving the bottom edge open.Using pinking shears, trim the curved edges.Turn the hanger right-side out and press.
Press a ½” hem along the bottom edge of the hanger.
Insert the gathered towel into the hanger. Baste the layers together with needle and thread.
On a sewing machine, topstitch ¼” around the edge of the hanger and across the bottom where the towel is sandwiched. For extra support, sew a 1⁄8″ seam across the bottom close to the towel.
Using the pattern, mark the placement of the Velcro and securely stitch it into place.
Attach a decorative button over the Velcro on the end of the flap.
Measure the bottom edge of the towel. Add two inches to this measurement and cut a piece of trim to this length. With a clear ruler, measure 1½” from the bottom of the towel and pin the trim evenly across it with 1″ of trim extending beyond each edge. With the sewing machine, sew the trim into place. Tuck the trim ends to the back and hand stitch to secure them.