How to sew a towel

Whatever design is used in the design of a modern kitchen, none of the options can do without a small but irreplaceable detail - towels. Wipe your hands and washed dishes, cover the freshly baked cake, decorate the warmest room in the house - the textiles are truly irreplaceable!

An aspiring craftswoman is able to master the manufacture of things so necessary in the household.

What you need for DIY

The minimum set of necessary looks like this:

  • a small amount of suitable tissue;
  • sewing machine (you can handle it manually if it is absent - the sewing volume is small);
  • threads, pins, scissors;
  • if desired, decorative elements: ribbons, sewing, buttons, braid, etc.

A kitchen towel will have to take a lot on itself, the fabric will often be washed. Therefore, practicality is its necessary quality.

TIP! Colorful colors are ideal - inevitable spots will be less noticeable on them.

Best of all, with the main requirements - to absorb moisture well and dry quickly - cotton and waffle towels cope. The latter are also a variant of cotton fabric. But, thanks to the special processing, they are more hygroscopic: tiny squares do just fine with this. Flax and thin terry cloth are also possible .

IMPORTANT! Linen towels will get the necessary softness only after a few washings. Prior to this, they can take on the "ceremonial" function.

Sew a kitchen towel

Consider step by step how to sew a towel for your kitchen yourself.

  • When cutting a product, it is necessary to determine the shape and size . The standard option is a 30x60 cm rectangle. If desired, you can make a towel of any shape: oval, round, trapezoidal (with holder).

TIP! Natural fabrics shrink, and it is better to wash the cut in hot water before cutting.

  • Having determined the size, we add to allowances about a centimeter . Then carefully measure and cut along the contour .
  • Now gently bend the edges : two half a centimeter, iron as follows. For fixing, you can use pins or sweep.

TIP ! On one of the edges came the edge? It is better to cut a small strip of fabric in this place so that all the bends have the same thickness.

  • Having defined the edges, we sew with a regular seam.

A simple towel is ready. You can limit yourself to sewing on a loop (from the edge of the fabric, braid or tape), but it is better to turn on the imagination!

Decorate a towel

IMPORTANT! From decorative elements, one must choose shedding resistant threads, appliqu├ęs, and braid. Otherwise, the first wash will ruin the whole look.

  • An ordinary rectangular product can be made into a roll, which can be fixed with two buttons (preferably plastic). In this form, it is convenient to place it on various holders.
  • Applications are an easy way to create a small homework. In addition to ready-made applications, drawings cut from pieces of fabric are suitable. Having processed along the contour with a zigzag, we attach them to the main fabric of the product.
  • The towel used in the kitchen is an excellent field of experimentation for a novice embroiderer. Feel free to practice seams and patterns on it, gaining mastery!
  • For processing the edges of the product, sewing, thread brushes are suitable. You can also practice crocheting the edges.