Tuesday, December 21, 2010

tie-on dish towels

these are the greatest!

i came up with this idea awhile ago but it has taken me forever to bring them to life!

need an easy last minute gift idea that everyone will love?

here it is!




you can make all kinds of variations, different sizes, and shapes.

i kept these simple though.


the dish towels i got at target and the fabric is amy butler.



here is what they look like un-tied.  just a long rectangular piece of fabric sewn into a dish towel.

so easy!




           here's how:












these are fun and easy!
they make great little handmade gifts!

i don't know about you guys but i have about a million projects i am working on and house guests, so i am out of here!

merry christmas!


24 comments:

Genevieve said...

brilliant! i need to these for my bathroom- my daughter can't hang the towel up so it is always always always found on the floor or in the sink!!

Allie said...

These are great! So cute! I just love everything you do! Simple to do usually and oh, so cute always! :) Merry Christmas!

Amy said...

super cute! And what a fun way to fancy up the towel that hangs on my oven door for drying my hands!
Love it!
xoxo,
Amy

Strictly Sewing said...

Best last minute gift for ME! And others too. I think this is brilliant. Sure I've seen old granny kind that are crocheted (nothing against crocheting, I do some myself). I just love how this simple project is brought to life with cute fabric. So cheery and bright for a useful, simple thing we take for granted. Thanks for sharing.

Julia said...

Great idea!!!

Tonya said...

I love these, Tanya! I get tired of picking mine up off the floor after the kids (or my hubby) brush past our oven. I am definitely going to make some after Christmas is over. Thanks for sharing this tutorial!!

Joy said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I will be adding these to my to-do list for after the holidays. WOuld love to have you link them up on friday!
Joy
mommaskindacrafty.blogspot.com

Kim said...

it's official: you're brilliant & cute.

Cold Oatmeal and Purple Cows said...

I whipped one up in just a few minutes! So beautiful. Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea! When I tied it to the stove, it reminded me of an angel!

Lisa said...

Love this idea! Not even for a gift but for myself : ) Thanks for sharing!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Awesome tutorial! I was literally planning on making some just like it but different one glad you posted this it was sooo much easier.

Here's the end result!

http://westsachoney.blogspot.com/2010/12/haystacks-wmw.html

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

These are darling. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Kat said...

This is super cute!! Thanks for sharing!

Catie said...

This is wonderful. Forget about gifts - I'm gonna make soe for MYSELF!! :) Happy holidays!

Merja said...

Thank you so much for this awesome tutorial! Saved my Christmas! :) Here's the ones I made:

http://helmihandmade.blogspot.com

SeeSa said...

Can you please make and sell on etsy!!!???? I want one like yesterday well more than one.

farm chick said...

Super cute :) I had to share on my blog:
http://www.esbechic.com/1/post/2011/03/tie-on-dish-towels.html

Dan Lee said...

It looks pretty elegant in front of the kitchen and I didn't know that it is quite easy to make. I would like to share it on xlpharmacy community.

Ellen said...

Fabulous idea!....thank you!....smiles

lucy's mom said...

love this idea i will defnetley make these and a lot of them

jjflamingo said...

awesome! I have wanted a dish towel that stays put, without having to do buttons or velcro! this looks so much better to me! I am looking forward to making these for the bathroom as well, as someone else suggested in the comments

jjflamingo said...

awesome! I have wanted a dish towel that stays put, without having to do buttons or velcro! this looks so much better to me! I am looking forward to making these for the bathroom as well, as someone else suggested in the comments

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