Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Easy Sewing Project - Fabric Kitchen Towel Hanging Strap

I love to hang my kitchen towels off the door handles of my refrigerator and upright freezer. However, I wanted to be able to hang one off my oven door handle too.

I decided to make my own towel hanger out of fabric. This one has a velcro closure so that you can easily grab your towel from it when needed. The button is just there for decoration.

Supplies Needed:

Piece of Calico Print Fabric Measuring 17 1/2" long by 1 1/4" wide
1" Round Diameter Button
1" Square of Velcro (Hook and Loop Closure)
Sewing Machine and Basic Sewing Supplies
Scissors and Measuring Tape

The first thing that you want to do is to cut your fabric strip down to size (see measurements above). Fold your strip in half lengthwise, right sides together and pin. Using your sewing machine, straight stitch around two of the long sides and one of the short sides. Turn the strip inside out (now the right side of the fabric is facing out) and hand sew the remaining short edge shut with a small whip stitch.

Hand sew your button on one end of the strip, about 1" in from the edge. On the other side of the fabric strip (behind the button) sew on a piece of the velcro.

On the other edge of your fabric strip, machine sew on the other velcro piece. (note: this piece should be facing up aka. on the same side of the fabric as the button).

Your fabric strip is now completed. You can loop this strip around your refrigerator, freezer or oven door handle. Just thread your kitchen towel through it and its readily available when you need it.

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