Easy-to-Sew Towel Hanging Loops in 5 Minutes
I recently purchased a new set of kitchen towels and was disappointed that they did not include a little hanging loopy guy. Fortunately, there is an easy DIY fix! Adding a hanging loop to a dish towel takes only 5 minutes and can be done either by machine or by hand.
Easy to Sew Towel Hanging Loops – Machine Method
You could also do this by hand, but with a hand-sewn loop. Undo the seam along where you want to insert your loop and tuck the tape under the seam.
Easy to Sew Towel Hanging Loops – Hand Sewn Method
Cut a piece of twill tape in half and make a loop with it. Thread the needle through the front side and pull all the way to the knot, and your kitchen dishtowels are ready to face any spills or hooks.
How do you sew a loop on towels?
Towel Hanging Loops that are Simple to Sew u2013 Machine Method
- Mark where you want your loop to go.
- Measure out about 3u2032u2032 (7.6 cm) of tape.
- Undo the seam along the seam where you want to insert your loop.
- Tuck the tape under the seam.
- Sew with a regular straight stitch over the area.
How do you sew towel edges?
Before you begin to hem, trim any fraying that has already occurred, as the frayed threads get tangled in the sewing machine.
- Turn the towel’s edge in 1/4 inch.
- Pin the fold in place.
- Stitch a zig-zag stitch along the fold.
- Clip the threads once the hemming is finished.
Why do kitchen towels have a loop?
Each towel comes with a pre-made hanging loop, allowing you to easily hang them on a hook instead of a handle or holder if you prefer.
How do I keep my towels from falling off the hook?
If the hook is smooth, it must be bent upwards to ensure that a small portion of the towel is on the inner side of the bend, preventing the towel from slipping off.
How do you finish the edges of terry cloth?
A serger is the best way to finish unfinished terry cloth seams, but if you don’t have one, a sewing machine will suffice u2014 simply use a straight stitch along the raw edge, then double back with a zigzag stitch.
Can you make your own bath towels?
Making your own bath towels can be a lot of fun, especially if you want them in a specific size and color. It’s easy to do, and for someone who enjoys sewing, it can be a quick and time-saving project. Homemade bath towels make great gifts for holidays, weddings, baby showers, and housewarmings.
Does towel material fray?
When I’m cutting people towels down to dish towels, I just let them fray; it’s like cut-offs; they stop when they get to a certain point.
How do you organize washcloths?
Hang an over-the-door towel hanger on the inside of your closet door to make it easy for everyone to find their towel the next time they shower. A file sorter fits onto most shelves and instantly creates stackable compartments for washcloths, hand towels, or dish rags.