Farmhouse Hanging Kitchen Towel Tutorial

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2 Hours

I am excited to show you how to make one of my kitchen essentials-an oven hanging dish towel. I use these all the time and they are super easy to make. So I decided to show you how simple this really is!

First gather your materials- a needle, thread, scissors, pins, a sewing machine,a button, pot holder (I recommend the ones with the hook in the middle to keep it simple) and a dishtowel.

I first iron the dishtowel to get rid of all the folds.

Next I find the center by folding the dish towel in half. Then along that middle fold line run a gathering stitch and gather!

Once gathered, I place the dish towel on top of the pot holder as shown in the picture. (With right sides together and with the middle of the pot holder aligned with the middle of the dish towel.) Note: Make sure that the hanging tab will be at the top of your dish towel.

Then I sew the dishcloth and pot holder together.

Once sewn, I flip the pot holder/dish towel combo over (it should look like the picture above with the loop being at the top)

Your dish towel should now drape nicely from the bottom of your pot holder. Fold your pot holder in half once more to find where you should place your button. This will depend on how long the hanging tab is that came with your pot holder. Then sew it on firmly.

I placed mine about 1/2 inch down from the top

Your hanging dish towel is now ready to be placed on your oven bar!

Like I said, it's so easy and I really do love using them. They come in so handy and add a nice touch to the kitchen.

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  • Issi Simpson Issi Simpson on Oct 25, 2019

    I use an old golf towel and a shower curtain ring. Quick and easy.

  • David David on Dec 29, 2020

    How do you keep the towel clean?...I mean if you open the oven door, does the towel not hit the floor?

  • Marius Albulet Marius Albulet on Dec 26, 2022


    Just wondering that what's the purpose of that stone block sitting on top of stove ?

    Thank you

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  • Lois Buchanan Lois Buchanan on Dec 30, 2021

    Very cute! I can no longer crochet or hand sew so I trot myself off to the church store and buy them already made. I love them!

  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Dec 31, 2021

    In my house, kitties make those type of hanging towels a necessity. Thanks for sharing a different design 💕