A kitchen towel is an essential attribute and an assistant to the hostess. Neither a small kitchen in a modest high-rise building, nor a spacious dining room in a country villa can do without it. Widespread use, various styles of premises, differing tastes of the owners, designers and manufacturers contributed to the creation of many variants of these products of different sizes, shapes, colors and textures.
The most popular were the most practical products of optimal sizes, with a decent aesthetic appearance and affordable price. This article will focus on the size of kitchen towels.
What sizes of kitchen towels are there? Standards
If the towels used to wipe the face, hands, feet and body are set to generally accepted sizes, which in some countries may vary slightly, kitchen towels do not have such standards.
Waffle . The raw materials for their production are linen or cotton. They usually produce rectangular shapes in the following sizes:
- 37x70 and others.
Terry . Produced from pure cotton, cotton with the addition of synthetic yarn, from bamboo fiber. Terry products for use in the kitchen are produced in the form of a rectangle or square and are often called napkins, which further emphasizes their purpose in wiping hands or dishes, to absorb moisture. Most often, such napkins are made in the following sizes:
- 50x70 and others.
Flaxseed . This type of kitchen towel will last longer than others. Linen cloth has excellent characteristics during operation, it is well washed, absorbs moisture, does not leave fibers on the wiped surfaces. Such products usually do not differ in bright colors, have more muted tones and a calm pattern. At the same time, the quality of the thread allows the production of fabrics characterized by excellent texture, which gives them an elegant look and strict style.
Which decor is better?
The choice of decor is a matter of the hostess's taste. It should harmoniously fit into the atmosphere of the room, suit the style and color of the dishes used.
If the room and furnishings are made in the Art Nouveau style, rectangular towels 50x70 or 45x65 in cotton dyed in red, black, gray and white colors or with a geometric or abstract pattern will look great.
Tips for a needlewoman when sewing her towels
Practical sizes: 40x70 or 50x70 (with a fabric width of 140). It should be noted that on each side one centimeter will go to the seam. The edge can be decorated with braid or other fabric, in which case the main fabric is not expended on the edging. The edging made in contrasting color tape or fabric looks good.
Embroidery looks great on a light monophonic napkin. The shape can be arbitrary: rectangular, square, round, oval. If you sew in the middle of a round napkin, the ring napkin will be conveniently hung on a hook.