Kitchen towels that are cute, cheap, stay put, AND match your kitchen are hard to come by. Pinterest is full of cute designs for kitchen towels now but almost all of the designs take more time and effort than I want to spend on kitchen towels. After much searching for inspiration and trial and error I finally hit on the perfect kitchen towel for me.
This super easy kitchen towel adds a splash of color to your kitchen, stays put on the oven bar, doesn’t require 4 hands to fasten it, and only takes FIVE MINUTES to make!
Bar Mop Towels (under a $1 each at Amazon) – Wash them first
5″ Square Cotton Fabric (I used left overs from another project but you can easily buy packs of coordinated fabrics)
Scissors (I highly recommend short or small scissors for this)
Thread (white for bobbin, your choice for top color – I used black with this fabric)
5 Minute Kitchen Towel Instructions
Take your 5″ square of fabric and fold under the edges 1/4″ to 1/2″ (depending on your comfort level with sewing). Iron the edges flat.
Clip the corners so that they don’t peek out from the edge when you sew them down.
Pin to one corner of your bar mop towel (pre-washed please).
Sew square to towel, as close as you can to the edge of the square. Remember that whatever color you use for your top thread, you need white for the bobbin thread. Do NOT sew over the pins.
Sew a large “buttonhole” diagonally across the square. Set your machine to a tight zig zag and sew the first line. Turn and sew a few stitches. Turn and make the second side of the buttonhole. Turn and finish the square. This does not have to be perfect. I freehand mine.
Carefully clip the center of the finished buttonhole. Be sure not to cut the thread. Rough edges of fabric inside the buttonhole will disappear after a few washings.
Hang your towel by looping the towel over the oven bar and pulling the long end through the buttonhole. Enjoy!
We’d love to see your completed projects from this tutorial! Just post/link in comments.