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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  • Red Red on Jan 10, 2021

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

  • Mary Mary on Dec 23, 2021

    Why not hang the towel over the oven handle?

  • JaBro JaBro on Feb 10, 2022

    I have trouble understanding how the towel could be used to dry dishes if it’s permanently folded. I do like the concept for hand drying, though. Very cute. My husband often washes his hands in the kitchen sink, and I’d like to keep my dish drying towel clean and dry. Am I missing something here.

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