Saturday, January 14, 2012
No Slip Dish Towel Tutorial
I've been eyeing some great tutorials on Pinterest about "stay put" or "no slip" dish towels. The idea is that the towel is attached to the oven door, and they don't fall off...or get pulled off by little hands. I often find my dish towel in places like the couch, or the girls' bathroom, or under Hannah's bed. Not handy when I have wet hands!
This isn't a new idea, but this is a fresher, more modern take on the craft bazaar, crochet top towels. Here are some really great ideas I've pinned:
Since you probably don't have 30 year old notions sitting around, you could reproduce this with a thin piece of regular elastic, although it would be more bulky than the mesh elastic.
You can just pull the elastic tight while you are sewing, creating a ruffle. However, I wanted to make sure that both sides of the towel were gathered equally, so I cut two matching lengths of elastic and pinned them before sewing.
And here you go! It was a super easy project, which took about 20 minutes. The Velcro holds the towel in place just enough to deter removing it from its place, but is easy enough to detach that it can be used for drying dishes as well as hands.