Easy Hanging Kitchen Towel Hack

5 Materials
20 Minutes

The dish towels in my kitchen are always falling on the floor. It’s so annoying! I tried a simple and inexpensive hack to keep my kitchen towels hanging and off the floor. This hack is not only useful, it’s pretty, too!

I only needed some simple dish towels and pot holders (with their own loops) for my project.

I started out by folding the dish towel in thirds so it was about the same width as the pot holder. I then folded both the dish towel and pot holder in half (from top to bottom) to form a slight crease. This helped me to find the center of both. I pinned the centers of the pot holder and dish towel together, right sides together. (The pattern that I want to show on my dish towels faced up, while I put the good sides of the pot holders facing down.)

I used my sewing machine to stitch across the width of each pot holder. (To secure a towel to a pot holder.) If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can easily hand stitch this part.

I picked out a button from my craft stash. I hand sewed the button to the pot holder (on the “right” or good side), on the half of the pot holder that doesn’t have the loop. You might want a large needle and or thimble for this step. It can be difficult to poke the needle through the quilted layers of the pot holder. I pricked myself once or twice. Ouch!

I then buttoned my new hanging dish towel over the handle of my kitchen’s oven. Ta da! My towels won’t end up on the floor anymore!

Stop by my blog ( Mom Home Guide) to see more of this tutorial!

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  • Betty A Baunoch
    on Feb 23, 2020

    How do you deal with the towel when you open your oven door? It will for sure hit the floor, at least on my oven door. I like the idea, but maybe hanging some other place, like a towel rack or hook?

    • CarolinaGirl68
      on Feb 26, 2020

      I’ve never had that happen. You can also hang them around the refrigerator handle, but they might get caught in the door. You can also put up a hook to hang them on, if the oven door doesn’t work.

  • Toni
    on Feb 24, 2020


    I’m trying to make a crepe paper yucca plant. I have everything done except for the leaves and the color I should use to mimic the branches. I’ve ordered brown and red paint to mix for the branches. 1st Question: am I right on the color? 2nd question: I’ve looked everywhere and can’t seem to find how to make the leaves? Please help! Thank You,

  • Arlene
    on Mar 30, 2020

    Great idea!

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  • Mary Kay Phelps Schrock
    on Mar 19, 2020

    What a great idea. Love it!

  • Margie Hood
    on Apr 12, 2020

    I Have been making these too for friends and family for a couple of yrs now...my mother n law showed me how to do it..I have them for every holiday and occasion..lol..I love them ,they are easy and a perfect DIY gift

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