Hanging Hand Towel with Ties Pattern

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    Hanging Hand Towel
    Debbie Colgrove

    Materials Needed

    • Print-out of pattern
    • One kitchen or hand towel
    • A scrap of fabric, large enough to cut two of the pattern piece, which coordinates with the towel.
    • One package of double fold or extra wide double fold bias tape which coordinates with the towel and fabric.
    • Thread

    Note: Quilted fabric can be used but will be bulkier than plain fabric to work with. Where the directions tell you to baste the edges, consider using a narrow ​zig-zag stitch to compress the layers which will make it easier to enclose the fabric in the bias tape.

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  • 02 of 05

    Prepare the Towel

    Prepare the towel to sew a tie on hanging towel.
    Debbie Colgrove
    • Fold the length of the towel in half. Cut the towel at the fold so you have two even pieces of towel.
    • Zig-zag or serge the raw edge to prevent fraying.
    • Sew two rows of basting stitches along the zig-zagged edge of the towel. These rows of stitching will be used to gather the fabric.
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    Attach the Towel Topper

    Attach the Towel Topper
    Debbie Colgrove
    • Cut two of the pattern pieces from your fabric.
    • Gather the towel to fit the bottom edge of the fabric.
    • Sandwiching the towel between the fabric, place the right side of the towel on the right side of the fabric at the bottom edge of the fabric. Place the second fabric piece on top of the towel creating a sandwich with the towel being the meat of the sandwich.
    • Sew the layers using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
    • Press well so the right side of the fabric is upward from the towel, with the seam allowance under the fabric.
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    The Top Edge of the Fabric Topper

    The Top Edge of the Fabric Topper
    Debbie Colgrove
    • With the wrong sides of the fabric together, align all the edges.
    • Top stitch along the edge that attaches the towel.
    • Baste the top edges together along the very edge.
    • Enclose the top raw edges with the bias tape, leaving the ends of the bias tape raw because they will be enclosed later.
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    The Sides and Ties

    The Sides and Ties
    Debbie Colgrove
    • Baste the side edges together at the very edge.
    • Cut two 18-inch long pieces of bias tape.
    • Press the ends of the bias tape in on itself to enclose the raw end.
    • Starting at the bottom edge, where the bias tape end is pressed in, enclose a side edge of the fabric.
    • Start sewing at the bottom of the fabric and sew to the end of the bias tape.
    • Repeat for the second side.