How to Make Hanging Dish Towels With Pot Holders

By Christy Moreland
Turn an ordinary dish towel into something more.

Finding a craft that's inexpensive and worthy of being a gift can be a challenge. A hanging dish towel with pot holders is a craft you can make and feel confident giving as a gift or displaying in your home. Because of the button closure that's added to the dish towel, it's easy to hang anywhere in the kitchen. Plus, it takes less than 30 minutes to finish.

Spread out the dish towel on a flat work space. Find the middle of the dish towel. Place the pot holder, design-side down, in the middle of the dish towel. The width of the dish towel needs to match the width of the potholder. If the dish towel is wider than the pot holder, cinch the dish towel so it matches the width of the pot holder.

Pin the pot holder to the dish towel with straight pins. The pins should be in the center of the pot holder, securing it to the dish towel.

Position the pot holder and dish towel on the sewing machine. Sew a straight line across the towel and potholder next to where you placed the straight pins. Remove the dish towel, with its attached pot holder, from the sewing machine.

Lay the dish towel with the back of the po tholder facing up. Use scissors to cut 10 inches of ribbon. Fold the ribbon into a loop and hand-stitch, using needle and thread, the ends of the ribbon onto the top center of the pot holder.

Turn the pot holder over to view the opposite side. Hand-stitch the button onto the center of the pot holder, one-quarter inch below the edge. The ribbon loop should fold over the top of the pot holder to fasten to the button.

Tip

To enhance your new hand towel, stitch ribbon or rick-rack onto the bottom.

About the Author

In 1997 Christy Moreland began her professional writing career with "The Cedarville College Newspaper." She is currently writing a children's book while working as a freelance writer. Moreland earned a Master of Education in early childhood from Xavier University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in marketing from Cedarville University.