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!

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  • Arlene Arlene on Mar 30, 2020

    Great idea!

  • Lesley Barnes Lesley Barnes on Jan 10, 2021

    They look lovely. However, I have to ask......Just how practical is

    the towel being stitched in that way to the pot holder used to hang it? Thanks, Great looking idea though. Lesley, England, Uk. X

  • Red Red on Jan 10, 2021

    I like the project but like the previous comment, how do you keep it from touching the floor


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  • Ida M. Martin Ida M. Martin on Jan 11, 2021

    No. Towels next to stove like that I believe equals disaster waiting to happen. I would have just stitched a loop onto the towel and hung it from a fridge magnet.

  • Lilpixiestixxx Lilpixiestixxx on Jan 15, 2021

    Yes, a loop with a button stitched on would work better id think. But still its better than sliding off to floor and I myself have always hung my towels there no problems other than the slide off.