How To Make A Hanging Kitchen Towel

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I am so excited to bring you this sewing project! It has been one of my favorites for a long time. Today, I’m going to show you How To Make A Hanging Kitchen Towel! This fun and simple project is perfect for any kitchen and a must-have accessory in my book. This cute hanging towel stores out of the way when not in use and pulls double-duty when you need it. This hanging towel features a built-in potholder so you can go right from the oven to the serving on the table while protecting your hands and your surfaces from hot dishes. This cute project features a snap closure at the top for ease of use and will last a long time. We even include a free pattern with this project to help you cut out the shape of the potholder portion at the top of the towel. This makes a great gift as well, so make one for yourself and one to give away to a friend or family member. I love giving personalized gifts around the holidays and this one never disappoints. You can pick out some cute fabric to match your kitchen decor or make something unique that suits you.

hanging kitchen towel top photo

I picked out some kitchen towels that already had some wording on them that I thought were cute, but you could also make this with plain towels or fabric. The top portion I made out of some cute print fat quarters I had laying around. You could make some seasonal ones for different times of the year. Regardless of what fabric you decide to use, these hanging kitchen towels will not disappoint!

How To Make A Hanging Kitchen Towel

What You’ll Need:

 hanging kitchen towel supplies

For the supplies, you’ll need some fabric fat quarters and some pre-sewn kitchen towels as we mentioned above. You could also use your own print fabric instead of a store-bought kitchen towel. You’ll also need some fusible interfacing to add some structure to the hanging part of your towel. Other than that, you’ll just need some basic supplies like thread, scissors, clips, something to mark and turn your fabric, and a KAM Snaps Kit or something similar. Once you have your supplies gathered up, it’s time to get started sewing this fun project!

How To Make A Hanging Kitchen Towel

use free pattern to cut out fabric

Start this how to make a hanging kitchen towel sewing tutorial by washing, drying, and pressing your fabric. This process acts as a preshrink so that the first time you wash these towels (and you will), your stitches don’t get pulled out. Once you have done that, you’ll need to print and cut out your included PDF pattern. Then, using your pattern cut 2 pieces from your cotton Fat Quarter and 1 piece from your interfacing. 

fuse interfacing to top fabric of hanging kitchen towel

Using a warm iron, press the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of one of the cotton pattern pieces. Go slow and you shouldn’t have any trouble getting it to adhere to the fabric.

pin layers of hanging kitchen towel top together

Place the two cotton pattern pieces right sides together and pin or clip in place.

sew around top piece, leaving a gap to turn

Next on this how to make a hanging kitchen towel sewing tutorial, it’s time to sew! Using a 1/4 “seam allowance, sew all the way around the fabric, making sure to leave a 3-4” gap for turning right side out in a later step.

clip corners & turn right side out

Clip off the corners and turn right side out. Using a turning tool, push out the corners. If you don’t have a specific tool, you can use the eraser end of a pencil. Just make sure not to trim too close to your stitches.

press top piece of hanging kitchen towel

Now, press the whole thing with a warm iron. We are about halfway through this fun sewing tutorial!

cut or fold towel 6" to match width of top piece

Next on this how to make a hanging kitchen towel sewing tutorial, we will work on the other part. Cut your towel in half lengthwise (from top to bottom). Cut or fold your towel to 6” which is the width that will fit inside your top piece.

press bottom raw edges of top piece of hanging kitchen towel

Turn the bottom raw edges of the top piece in ½” and press in place using a warm iron.

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attach snaps with kit

Next, we will mark the placement for your snaps. I hung my top from my stove handle to determine my placement. Using your KAM Snap Kit or something similar, attach your snaps. If you need help doing this, follow these instructions from the KAM website or the instructions in whatever snap kit you decide to use.

insert towel into top piece

Insert the towel about 1/2-3/4” into the towel holder and pin into place.

sew pieces of hanging kitchen towel together

For the last step in this how to make a hanging towel sewing tutorial, we will put it all together! Using a ½“ seam allowance, sew from one side of the top of the towel to the other. Move your needle ¼” over to the left of the stitching line (towards the top of the towel holder) and stitch across. This is to secure your towel in place as it will get a lot of tugging.

finished hanging kitchen towel

And that’s it! Now you know how to make a hanging kitchen towel! This fun and simple project is so handy! You’ll be so glad you made this for your kitchen. Don’t forget to make an extra to give away as a gift!

Easy Sew Hanging Kitchen Towel With Free Pattern

If you liked learning how to make a hanging kitchen towel, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, be certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!

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How To Make A Hanging Kitchen Towel

Hanging Kitchen Towel Create Card

Make your own fun hanging kitchen towel in under an hour. Such a useful item to have in your kitchen. Makes a great gift!

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5.00

Instructions

  1. Print and cut out your PDF pattern
  2. Using your pattern, cut 2 pieces from your cotton Fat Quarter and 1 piece from your interfacing. 
  3. Using a warm iron, attach the interfacing to the wrong side of one of the cotton pattern pieces.
  4. Place the two cotton pattern pieces right sides together and pin or clip in place.
  5. Using a 1/4 “seam allowance, sew all the way around each, leaving a 3-4” gap for turning. 
  6. Clip off the corners and turn right side out.
  7. Using a turning tool, push out the corners. Press with a warm iron.
  8. Cut your towel in half lengthwise (from top to bottom). Cut or fold your towel to 6” which is the width that will fit inside your top piece.
  9. Turn the bottom raw edges of the top in ½” and using a warm iron, press in place.
  10. Mark the placement for your snaps (I hung my top from my stove handle to determine my placement).
  11. Using your Snap Kit, attach your snaps.
  12. Insert the towel about 1/2-3/4” into the towel holder and pin it into place.
  13. Using a ½ “seam allowance, sew from one side of the top of the towel to the other. Move your needle ¼” over to the left of the stitching line (towards the top of the towel holder) and stitch across.
  14. Enjoy!

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