I love having a cute towel hanging somewhere in my kitchen and the most convenient spot is over my oven door handle. But every time I would wipe my hands or open the oven door it would slip to the floor. I saw this towel in a really cute store in Payson, Arizona and since my kitchen is cream and black I picked it up. I also had some leftover black polka dot ribbon and after a few revisions I found a way to make it work! So here goes!
Here is what you will need ~
- 1 Purchased Kitchen Towel or one you already have
- Remnant pieces to coordinate with the towel or a fat quarter or 1/8 yard of fabric
- 48″ of Washable Ribbon 3/4 ” wide
- General sewing goodies ~ pins, scissor, matching thread, safety pin and sewing machine.
It is one of those soooo easy projects ~ if you can sew a straight line you can make it.
Purchase a towel and wash and dry it so it will preshrunk and if needed iron it so it is nice and pressed ready to sew.
Depending upon how wide you want the towel to be you could overlap if it is too wide or as I have done in the picture bring the sides in evenly to the middle.
Cut 2 strips 3″ wide by the width of the towel plus one inch. Iron the strip bringing in each edge to the middle and press and iron so it is about 1″ wide. Fold and press 1/2″ on each end and stitch 1/4″ from the edge on the short edge only ~ the long edges will be secured when stitched to the towel.
Fold the towel in half ( where it will fold over the oven handle) and mark. Measure 3″ from the center line and place each strip 3″ from the center (6 inches apart). Stitch both strips 1/4″ from each outside edge on each side of each channel the width of the towel.
Measure 2 pieces of ribbon the width of the towel plus 6″. With a pin slip the ribbon through the sleeve until even on each side. Stitch down the middle of the channel through the ribbon to keep the ribbon from coming out when laundered.