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TOWEL IDEAS AND PROJECTS

This page is all about towels!!  Well, that actually doesn’t sound too exciting, does it?

The truth is, we have gathered a long list of tutorials and videos showing how to make the most amazing things with hand towels, bath towels, and tea towels.  

Get ready to make your own snuggly bath towels, create kitchen and tea towels that coordinate with the home decor, sew up tote bags and pillows with vintage tea towels, make a truly useful hooded towel for after the bath, and much more.

How to Make Towels

There are many tutorials here that teach how to make towels.  Think about being able to choose the perfect fabric design with amazing absorbency power!  They are so simple to sew, and you will be very pleased with the gorgeous results.

There are quick and easy directions to create kitchen towels and tea towels that match the kitchen decor.  Learn about the most absorbent fabrics to use and the quickest way to make a large stash of kitchen towels to use or to give as gifts.

There are patterns for super easy dish towels with no mitered corners and no fancy stitching.  All that is needed is some pretty fabric and some easy straight stitches to make dish towels that would look great in any kitchen.

Hanging Towel Patterns

I am totally into hanging towels for my kitchen!  I can’t seem to have enough of them.  Towels that are constantly slipping to the floor, getting lost and dirty, drives me crazy.

The diverse hanging towel patterns will leave you wanting to sew some up some to use and a bunch to make as gifts.  Just attach it to the oven handle, and there is always a towel waiting to dry off wet or messy hands.

The list below has many different ways to create these useful hanging towels.  Some tutorials use Kam Snaps, others use buttons with coordinating potholders, and hanging towels can even be made with Velcro!

It would be nice to make other kitchen accessories to match the new towels as well, like placemats, napkins, pot holders, and table runners!

DIY Hooded Towels

We’ve all seen them- the bath towels with the cutest little hoods to keep babies and toddlers all wrapped up after the night time bath.

Sadly, most of those hooded towels from the stores are made from thin material that barely absorbs water!  Besides their lack of absorbency, those little hooded towels just don’t fit our kiddos long enough.

Cue the DIY hooded towel patterns on this page!  The list is long of amazing hooded towels to make in any size.  I’d love my own hooded towel, and there is a great link to a tutorial using bath sheets to make this luxury for teens and adults.

Other Great Towel Projects

There are free instructions below to create a very useful and pretty plastic grocery bag holder to keep in the kitchen.  Dish towels come in handy for this project.

Buy up some inexpensive dish towels or tea towels and learn ways to embellish them into whimsical or fancy towels to display or to give as gifts. There are some tutorials with embellishments that are perfect for the holidays.

There is not one, not two, but three links to various tote bags made from kitchen or tea towels. Use these pretty totes for everything and anything and then just toss them in the washing machine!

There are just so many other ways to make and use towels, like a DIY car seat cover, pillows, reusable unpaper towels, and so much more!

This page is just chock full of towel projects, and you will want to get that sewing machine out and at the ready ASAP!!

Scroll down to see what the fuss is about!

TOWEL IDEAS AND PROJECTS

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10 Minute DIY Hooded Towel

Make super cute, easily customized, fluffy and absorbent hooded towel in no time with this tutorial. A Mom's Take

Bath Towels

Here are instructions on how to sew your own bath towels. By Kelly Nuttall at Hunker

Beach Bag

DIY beach bag tutorial using a large bath towel. Vikalpah

Dish Towel Grilling Apron

Make your hubby a grilling apron with this tutorial. Perfect Father's Day Gift Idea. The Kim Six Fix

Dish Towel Plastic Grocery Bag Holder

With these free instructions, make a handy holder in your kitchen to store all those plastic grocery bags. Craft Bits

Dishtowel

Here is a last-minute gift you can make for all the cooks on your list. A super simple dishtowel tutorial. Purl Soho

DIY Hexie Hand Towel

This is a great fabric scrap-busting project and a fun way to give English paper piecing hexies a try! The Yellow Birdhouse

DIY Hooded Towel

Kiddos will love snuggling up after a bath in these hooded towels. The free pattern information is here. Project Nursery

DIY Towel Car Seat Cover

Do you need to protect your car seats from wet or dirty bodies or pets? Sew up a car seat with these instructions using a beach towel, fleece fabric and a vinyl tablecloth. Diana Rambles

Easter Egg Dish Towel

Add a bit of color to your Easter holiday kitchen with this fun embellished dishtowel. Yarnspirations

Easter Tea Towel Pillows

This simple seasonal-themed pillow tutorial will add adorable decor to your home. Learn how to make pillows with tea towels. Elle Marie Home

Easy Hanging Towel Tutorial

This hanging kitchen towel pattern is easy to make with a store-bought towel. Check out the free tutorial. Skip To My Lou

Embellish Towels

Learn how to add fabric to a store-bought towel and then practice and improve your free motion quilting skills. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Farmhouse Style Linen Dish Towels

With this free pattern, you can make these simple farmhouse style DIY linen dish towels that are SO quick and easy to make. Making It In The Mountains

Handprint Towels

These hands towels are great fun for all ages to make and are perfect for Mother's Day. Learn how simple they are to make. Craft Bits

Hanging Dishtowel Pattern

Dress up a plain kitchen towel with a printed cotton topper. Use this free pattern, along with a fat quarter and one towel to make two hanging dishtowels. Craft Warehouse

Hanging Hand Towel

If you’re looking for an easy-to-do hanging hand towel sewing project, this tutorial with clear step-by-step instructions and video is for you! Sewing.com

Hanging Hand Towel with Kam Snaps

Do you want a way to hang a hand towel so it does not fall on the floor? This tutorial will show you how to use Kam Snaps to make any hand towel into a hanging towel.

Hanging Kitchen Towel

This beginner sewing project is so easy and only needs a towel, velcro, sewing machine and common sewing supplies. Heather Handmade

Hanging Kitchen Towel (Easy Sewing Project)

This video will show you how to make a towel topper using a kitchen towel and a potholder. This is an great gift project. It is perfect for beginner sewers as it's an easy sewing project. Needlepointers.com

Hanging Kitchen Towels

Learn how to sew a hanging kitchen towel with this free tutorial. Beginner Sewing Projects

Hanging Towel Tutorial

This hanging towel project is a great way to use up your favorite scraps. It is so quick; the project can be completed in less than an hour. Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Hexagon Striped Towel

Embellish a plain towel and make it extraordinary using English pieced hexagons. Wild Olive

Holiday Towels #ad

Dress up the kitchen for the holiday by making a few holiday towels with fun, holiday fabric that are embellished with pom poms. JOANN

Hooded Bath Towel

Make a plushy hooded bath towel for kids with this free tutorial. A Beautiful Mess

Hooded Dog Towel

Pamper your dog by making a hooded towel with these free instructions. Organized 31

Hooded Towel

Make this super easy DIY hooded towel with this tutorial using a bath towel, hand towel and 2 straight lines of stitching. Practically Functional

Hooded Towel DIY

You can make an adorable, soft and cozy hooded towels for kids using these directions and pattern. Hello Sewing

Hoody Towel

With this free pattern, make a fun hooded towel for after bath time or dry off after a swim. Our Home Made Easy

Kitchen Hand Towels

This is a quick and easy project to transform ordinary kitchen hand towels into beautiful custom towels that are both decorative and useful. Yarnspirations

Kitchen Towel

Choose some absorbent fabric and learn how to sew kitchen towels with these simple instructions. Centsational Style

Kitchen Towel with Quilted Holder

This quilted towel holder uses straight line quilting and edgestitching. We All Sew

Kitchen Towels

Sewing kitchen towels are a quick and easy project. These free instructions make a generous size towel - 18" x 30". My Frugal Home

Lace Trim Hand Towels #ad

How to add a lace time to store-bought hand towels. Joann

Prairie Point Tea Towels

A FREE PATTERN DOWNLOAD with fabric requirements and instructions for sewing prairie point tea towels. Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Reusable Un-paper Towel

The perfect eco-friendly alternative to disposable paper towels.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Learn how to recycle an old towel into reusable un-paper towels that can be used instead of paper towels.
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Ribbon Trim Hand Towels #ad

Learn how to jazz up store-bought hand towels with ribbon trim using these instructions. Joann

Santa Towel

Add a little whimsy this Christmas by sewing this fun Santa hand towel! Perfect for the kitchen or bathroom, your guests will admire its clever design. Baby Lock

Tea Towel Book Bag

By using this pattern, beginners and seasoned sewers can make a book bag with inside pockets so there is a place for everything. Sum of Their Stories

Tea Towel Pillow

No-Sew pillow tutorial that uses tea towels and fabric tape. Repurpose and Upcycle

Tea Towel Tote

This is a simple sewing project, perfect for beginners, using tea towels that are sewn into a tote with button closure. Sum of Their Stories

Tea Towel Tote DIY

Sew a DIY Tote from tea towels in less than half an hour. A free DIY tutorial. DIY Candy

Tea Towel Tutorial

Here is an easy tea towel tutorial that can actually be a no-sew OR sewing project. Make some tea towels with the free instructions. On Sutton Place

Tea Towels

Make DIY tea towels to use or as a gift with this free instructional tutorial. Crafting My Home

Tea Towels with Fat Quarters

A DIY tutorial on making tea towels out of fat quarters. Heather Handmade

Towel Fabric Border

How to add a fabric band to the bottom of a towel. Needlepointers.com

Unpaper Towel Tutorial

Making unpaper towels will reduce waste by not having to purchase paper towels. Learn how to make unpaper towels with this tutorial. Confessions of an Over Worked Mom

Unpaper Towels - Eco-Friendly

A tutorial on how to replace paper towels with unpaper towels. Fresh Stitches

Waffle Bath Towels

In this tutorial, they will show you how to make your own bath towels and finish the edges using two different techniques – with a regular double-fold hem or a bias tape. The Thread





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