I'm really happy to introduce to you today to one of my favourite bloggers Mel Wiggins. Mel is a mama friend of mine and also a dab hand with the 'ol sewing machine. What I love about reading craft blogs is I can appreciate the process without actually making it myself ;) Mel was kind enough to share her one of her amazing DIY's with me today, I have so many tea towels this would be perfect for!
Sometimes a tea towel doesn’t have to be a tea towel. We can change the rules, right? Truth be told, it’s hard to get a tea towel that drys dishes properly these days, they’re all too pretty to be useful. Hang them up, I say! Give them a new purpose!
So I did.
This project can make tea towels or the simplest of fabric scraps look like they were always meant to be hung this way. It takes 15 minutes to complete and costs next to nothing!
What you need:
- A hang-worthy tea towel (obviously)
- A wooden dowel (can be found at any B&Q, Homebase or similar DIY shops and are about £1 each - you might need to chop the length in half or adjust it some for the right size)
- Some pins
- Sewing machine/needle & thread (if sewing by hand)
- String or twine
Now - pin the dowel into the fabric at both ends by folding it over so you can see how much room you need in sewing the hems at the ends.
Take the dowel out and sew your hem on both ends of the tea towel.
Cut your string long enough to fit through the top hem and to tie into a nice triangle at the top. Tie a knot in one end of the string and feed it through the top hem.
Now you can put the dowels in the top and bottom hems and tie your string to suit the length you want to hang your towel. I like to hide the knots in the hem to give it a cleaner finish.
Hang that sucker up and enjoy!