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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Time for Tea

I dusted off my sewing machine today!! Look what I made....

What is it I hear you ask? (Not just you, Hubby said it too!)  Well its a tea towel hanging holder thing of course! A friend of mine has a shop bought one, its just a series of looped material used for storage, in her case tea towels. I wanted one as I have lost a drawer in my kitchen to tea towels and dish cloths and all my utensils are fighting for space in one very cramped drawer!

The same friend had given me some yummy tea towels as part of my Birthday present...

I loved them too much to use, I didn't want them all stained and burnt and faded! So of course in my mind they were the perfect material to use to make a holder! Here's what I did....
Well the condensed version as I pinned it all together and then had to unpin it again in order to be able to sew it how I wanted!

This is it pinned...
There are three towels, the bottom two are folded wrong sides together leaving about 1/4 spare at the top, the top one is folded about in half so there is a flap over the top. This is optional, it just worked for the best with my towels to keep the pattern the right way round!

The towels were then stitched together leaving the edges open for putting things in, and two bits of ribbon added for hanging it up

Done! I just need Hubby to get his hammer out now so I can hang it up and clear my drawer!

Hope you love this as much as I do!




  1. Popped over from Wow Us Wednesdays...this looks like a fun project! Going to zip back through your older posts! Nice to meet you!

  2. Found you from Wow Us Wed as well, would love to see how this looks hanging up! Might make a mini one for washcloths!

  3. Thanks guys, have just made another one as it was so easy! Will get some more photos up asap. A mini one sounds good, would you use washclothes to make it I wonder? Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Oh my goodness, I so need one of these! We've lost a kitchen draw also, in fact it no longer closes! I hate using certain tea towels, hubbys always getting told off for making them dirty, this would be perfect!

  5. I have them all thrown in a basket...this is a great way to display towels...

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week.