August 2, 2017

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Hot pad towel ~ an easy craft that is a bargain too!

Pair a hot pad with a pretty kitchen towel and the result is a useful kitchen accessory you can hang from a cupboard or drawer handle. They are quick and easy to make, match with your kitchen decor, make holiday themed ones, etc!

To make this a bargain, you can score 2 packs of the towels and 2 packs of the hot pads at Deals, Dollar Store, etc. for a $1 each! I actually bought a TON of towels last year from Kohls after the holiday season and scored them for $.17 each. This is definitely and easy and a bargain gift.


Materials
  • One terrycloth kitchen towel
  • One coordinating hot pad with loop on one side
  • One coordinating button that will fit through the loop on the hot pad 
  • Matching all-purpose thread
  • Standard sewing supplies
Directions
  1. Fold the hot pad in half with loop ( I normally leave the design on the inside). Use an iron to crease the fold  or mark with a sewing pencil if needed. 
  2. Fold the towel in half. Press with an iron to mark the fold. Open towel and run a hand-gathering stitch stitch along the fold. Pull thread ends to gather the towel to fit the hot pad.
  3. Place the opened towel on the opened hot pad with the gathered line of the towel on the pressed crease of the hot pad.
  4. Pin the towel to the hot pad to secure it while sewing. Sew along gathering to attach towel to hot pad (you can hand stitch, but a machine goes so fast).
  5. Sew button on the side of the hot pad without the loop. The button should fit nicely through the loop to allow it to hang. .
  6. Hang towel from oven door, cabinet doors, etc!