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35+ Clever Dish Towel Craft Ideas
Posted By Tipnut On February 9, 2011 @ 2:28 am In Sewing | 10 Comments
Saving a pretty dish towel for something crafty? Here are a bunch of ideas to get your creative juices flowing, many requiring just a few supplies and simple sewing. You’ll notice a few of these projects have been featured previously on Tipnut but there are plenty of new goodies too, I’ll be adding more to this list as I come across them. Enjoy!
Sewing Machine Cover : Keep your sewing machine dust-free with this quick & easy project.
Coin Purse Keychains : Zipped and holds a key ring.
Drawstring Shoe Bag : You’ll need a bit of cord or ribbon and twill tape.
Curtains : Super easy to make, simply stitch on little ornaments and add clip-on cafe curtain rings.
Book or Diary Cover : Make a pretty cover for your journal or diary.
Reusable Lunch Bag : Supplies include iron-on vinyl, elastic hair band and a button.
No-Sew Kitchen Stool Covers : (for stools with a padded top) You’ll also need iron-on adhesive or fabric glue, embroidery floss or yarn, cord, a hot glue gun and staple gun.
Here are a bunch of ideas for using them to make aprons, you’ll find both full & half sized patterns, and even a few cuties for the kiddos. I’ll be adding to this collection as I find more goodies, enjoy!
Simple : You’ll also need up to 3 yards of ribbon, takes only minutes to make!
Half : What you need: two yard-long pieces of ribbon, two big buttons, scissors, a needle, and thread.
Double Ruffle : Top two ruffles are made with pretty fabric.
With Bottom Ruffle : Strips of fabric for waist & ties, bottom ruffle and pocket.
Full : You’ll also need some twill tape or ribbon. Features a gathered top and pockets.
Child Size : The design is as clever as can be and is accomplished in just minutes with a few simple stitches.
Child’s Art Apron : Super cute design featuring a row of crayon pockets.
Cute Hostess : Ric-rac for trim and fabric strips for waist & ties, bottom edge.
Easy Full : You’ll need double fold bias tape, ric-rac and fabric scraps for pocket.
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URLs in this post:
 Anthro Pillows: http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com/2009/08/anthro-teatowel-and-napkin-pillows.html
 Bib: http://bkids.typepad.com/bookhoucraftprojects/2010/06/project-62-vintage-towel-bib.html
 project: http://createeveryday.blogspot.com/2008/01/dishtowel-bib.html
 Dog Toy: http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/make-a-dog-toy-out-dish-towels-10000000699226/index.html
 Picnic Flatware & Holder: http://www.instructables.com/id/SewUseful-Low-Sew-Picnic-Flateware-and-Dish-Holder/
 this picnic roll: http://www.marthastewart.com/272066/picnic-roll
 Pretty Teatime: http://www.marthastewart.com/273189/teatime-towels
 Sewing Machine Cover: http://www.marthastewart.com/266736/sewing-machine-cover
 Potholder: http://artsycraftybabe.typepad.com/artsycrafty_babe/2007/11/dishtowel-potho.html
 Coin Purse Keychains: http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2009/12/coin-purse-keychains-from-dishtowel.html
 Bathrobe: http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2010/07/toddler-dish-towel-bathrobe.html
 Drawstring Shoe Bag: http://curlypops.blogspot.com/2010/02/tutorial-how-to-make-tea-towel.html
 Wallet For Boys: http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2010/05/boys-wallet-from-dish-towel.html
 Curtains: http://westcoastcrafty.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/tea-towel-curtains-now-even-easier/
 Summery Totebag: http://whatsthatgonnabe.blogspot.com/2007/05/summery-dishtowel-totebag-tutorial.html
 this tutorial: http://writemamawrite.blogspot.com/2007/04/martha-stewart-dish-towel-tote-tutorial.html
 this library tote: http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/2007/02/little_library_.html
 Book or Diary Cover: http://www.elefantz.com/2010/01/my-very-simple-tea-towel-challenge.html
 Cocktail Napkins: http://www.onepearlbutton.com/2008/08/tutorial-tea-towel-to-cocktail-napkins.html
 Reusable Lunch Bag: http://www.firefliesandjellybeans.com/2009/06/how-to-make-reuseable-lunch-bag-from.html
 Kitchen Mat: http://madewithlovebyhannah.com/WordPress/?p=92
 No-Sew Kitchen Stool Covers: http://inmyownstyle.com/2010/02/howto-make-nosew-kitchen-stool-covers.html
 Easy: http://polkanuts.blogspot.com/2010/04/tutorial-easy-apron.html
 Simple: http://sdmikke.blogspot.com/2008/02/simple-tea-towel-apron.html
 Quick & Fun: http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-Fun-Apron-Made-from-Two-Dish-Towels/
 Half: http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/turn-a-dish-towel-into-an-apron-10000000699209/index.html
 Full: http://www.onepearlbutton.com/2009/01/tutorial-tea-towel-to-full-apron.html
 Double Ruffle: http://alittleofthis---alittleofthat.blogspot.com/2010/08/hand-towel-apron.html
 Montessori: http://montessoribyhand.blogspot.com/2007/06/luxurious-life-of-tea-towel.html
 With Bottom Ruffle: http://www.lubirdbaby.com/2009/06/tea-towel-apron-tutorial.html
 Easiest: http://www.vanessachristenson.com/2008/06/tutorialeasiest-apron-to-make-and-cute.html
 Full: http://thepickledweasel.blogspot.com/2009/11/christmas-making-tea-towel-apron.html
 With Pockets: http://www.marthastewart.com/273547/dish-towel-apron
 Child Size: http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/dish-towel-apron-667580/
 Child-Sized: http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/2007/02/dishtowel_apron.html
 Child’s Art Apron: http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2009/08/kids-art-apron-from-dishtowel-tutorial.html
 Full (Children): http://madebypetchy.blogspot.com/2008/08/distowel-apron.html
 Cute Hostess: http://bittycakes.wordpress.com/2008/01/08/a-dishrags-to-riches-story/
 Homespun: http://www.bfranklincrafts.com/CraftIdeas/CraftIdea-Apron.html
 Easy Full: http://mybyrdhouse.blogspot.com/2007/04/april-apron-tutorial.html
 With Front Pocket: http://www.pinkpistachio.com/dish-towel-apron/
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