I have recently realised that my kitchen was in dire need of some fresh new kitchen textiles and yet I was reluctant to yet again turn to the shops. With kids and a constant whirlwind of washing and drying, after a mere year there are holes in place of a firm texture. I had some yard dye at hand, and it turned out to be the perfect candidate for this simple project. Simplicity and functionality was key. Hope you will be inspired to craft up some of these beauts for your kitchen in under 30 mins.
Time: Under 30 mins
9 inches of twill tape in natural or ecru
A sewing machine
1. Measure and cut a piece of the fabric into a rectangle measuring 17 inches wide by 27 inches tall. Also,’ cut your piece of twill tape measuring 9 inches in length.
2.’ Pick one side of the fabric to be the right side.’ With the right side facing up ‘ fold and press the two long sides of the rectangle ‘½ inch inwards twice.’ Pin or iron the folds into place. Using matching thread, straight stitch down these folds.
3.’ Snip off the tips of all four corners of the dishtowel.’ With the right side facing up, fold and press one short side of the rectangle ‘½ inch inwards twice. Pin or iron into place, straight stitch down the fold with your sewing machine.’ Fold your piece of twill tape in half so that its raw ends meet.’ Fold and press down the second short edge of the tea towel ‘½ inch inwards once.
4.’ With the tea towel oriented right side up with the unfinished short edge at the top, slide the raw ends of the twill tape loop under the fold at the top right’ corner of the dishtowel, as shown above. Fold down the top edge together with the loop once more (‘½ inch inwards). Press and pin the fold into place.’ Straight stitch down the top fold.