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Hanging Towel Tutorial

Posted by  ·  December 13, 2014  ·  Last Updated: December 13, 2014

Hi Everyone,  It’s Becky from Patchwork Posse.  Home of fun sewing projects, quilt alongs, and a lot of chit chat!

Nothing is worse than needing a towel and finding it on the floor….and stepped on a few times.  I sometimes wonder how long that was there and how many feet passed it without picking it up?!  If you have the same problem, today you are in for a treat.

Let’s make a few quick and simple hanging towels.  They are made with store bought towels– to make our sewing time short.  For the hanging loop part you can use matching fabric, co-ordinating fabric, or something with a little pop.

For mine, I found Christmas fabric that was the same colors as the towel to make them festive and fun.  You decide what you’d like yours to be.


These would make great house warming presents, bridal shower presents, or just for fun to update those ones that you’ve had since the beginning of time!  Whatever the occasion may be, they are perfect to have on hand.

Let’s get started shall we?!

How to make a Hanging Towel

Materials Needed:

tea towel- store bought

2- 6″X 6″ fabric can match or not

1- button


Hanging Towel Tutorial~

1)  Pin right sides together the 6″ X 6″ square fabrics

2)  Sew all the way around the four sides, leaving a 2″ opening for turning

3)  Snip corners and turn right sides out and iron


4)  Fold towel in half to find the center of the long edge

5)  Pin the square in place with on corner up– the opening for turning will be along the bottom so when you do the next step it will close this at the same time


6)  Sew the two sides to secure the square to the towel


7)  Draw a line with pencil and ruler across the square — line up the ruler with the hem stitching of the towel


8)  Stitch on the drawn line


9)  Mark size of button on the top point and stitch button hole


10)  Hang on oven and mark where the button should be placed (mine weren’t checked before this step and they are a little tight!)


11)  Stitch on button, hang and use

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  1. Judy
    Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
    Thanks for the great idea!
  2. Judy G
    Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
    Thanks so much for the tutorial. Just finished my first one. Probably will make several more.
  3. Sharon Collins
    Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
    Yes. Perfect gift for one my neighbors who always brings us something during advent. Very nice lady. Maybe for a sister-in - law who is always good to me! Thanks for the idea. I see this as a way to teach grands how to sew. Including the boy!
  4. Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
    Great project! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for this evening that links to your tutorial:
  5. Saturday, December 13th, 2014
    What a cute idea - I love these!