Welcome to the October edition of the Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop. This months’ theme is fall or Halloween.
Hanging Hand Towel for the Oven Door
Does anyone other than me still hang a hand towel on the oven door?
In a family of 6 someone was always washing their hands and then using a dish towel to dry off. I’d see it and toss the towel in the laundry because it just grossed me out to dry dishes with a towel someone had dried their hands on. Yeah, I’m picky like that. ;) And on a day when everyone was home that created a LOT of extra laundry.
OR they would use paper towels.
I’m not sure which is worse.
So out of necessity I started creating towels that hung over the oven door JUST for drying hands. That way everyone knew which one to use, I could change it at the end of the day instead of going through several towels, or paper towels, a day.
At first, I just hung a regular bathroom hand towel from the discount store on the oven door. Then in the craft store I used to work in a woman told me about using a combination dish towel and hot pad to make a towel that hung over the oven door. So I stopped at the dollar store and picked up a towel and hot pad and got to work.
I’ve had one of these on the oven door ever since.
Here is how:
1) Across the center of the towel sew in a loose running stitch or gathering stitch.
2) Gather the towel along the running stitch until it is the same width as the hot pad.
3) Place the center of the hot pad over the center of the towel – along the running stitch – and sew into place.
4) Stitch a button onto the outside of the oven mitt opposite of the little loop that is on the mitt used for hanging.
You might have to get a little creative if the hanging loop isn’t where you’d like it to be, or if there isn’t one at all you may have to create your own.
You know me and how I like to give little gifts. These are great for lots of little holiday or seasonal giving. You can make some to give as a gift to new home owners or new neighbors. They are super quick to make and don’t have to be very expensive if you purchase the hot pad and towel at a discount store.
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