Image Credit: Notches Sewing via YouTube
Have you recently taken an interest in DIY crafts, especially sewing? Try making this easy sewing tutorial that even beginners can try. You can use your old fabrics or materials, repurpose and turn them into these beautiful hanging towels. you don’t have to be afraid of making it perfect on your first try because there is no wrong way to do this and you can always try to do your technique or style after going through this tutorial. Thanks to Notches Sewing on YouTube for this great idea!
Prepare a tea towel with a 19″ (48.2 cm) wide x 26″ (66 cm) long dimension, fold it in half, and cut across the center. Fold it lengthwise, find the center and using a pen or chalk mark 4 inches from the center and 3 inches beside it then repeat on the other side. Fold and match the 4-inch mark to the center, turn the ends in of the outer marks towards the center back. Pin in place and flip it over then press lightly with an iron.
For the fabric top, cut away the edges and square up to one end and cut 7″ wide x 15″ long, fold lengthwise in half then cut notches in the center. For the band, cut a 7.5″ wide x 8″ long fabric, fold into 4 sections then press with an iron. When the folded bottom edges are even, sew it with a 1/4″ topstitch.
Find the center notch of the top fabric, place the bottom corner of the band on the notch then stitch. Fold the fabric over at the notch with the side even then stitch just past the edge of the band. Repeat on the other side. Open the fabric and locate the notch at the top, center the tea towel along the top edge of the fabric. Sew on top of the stitch to hold in place (optional).
Starting from the bottom, roll the towel tight half-up then line up the bottom edge of the fabric at the top edge. With a 1/2″ seam allowance, stitch across back tacking from start to finish. Go back to the edge and fold the seam allowance towards the center then sew right on top of the stitching. Repeat on the other side.
Pull out the tea towel and push out the rest of the fabric then pull each side of the band nicely. Crease the folded edges of the side opening with your hands, then flip the band to the front of the towel. Sew the top edge with a 1/4″ seam allowance while making sure to keep the band out of the way, pivot around the fabric, and continue along until your reach the top edge and finish the stitching. To use, hang with the band at the back then place the towel through the loop and pull.
*All images used belongs to the amazing Notches Sewing from YouTube. Watch her other content to see more sewing tutorials like this!