Dishtowels are perfect for no-sew craft projects. The edges are hemmed and the fabrics can be fabulous. Some even have embroidery, beading, and appliqués. Make a quick apron by attaching a sash to the top of a tea towel. Or fashion a tote. Just glue the sides of two towels together and add a strap. Let someone else dry the dishes!
We found these sweet dishtowels complete with eyelet trim at Pier One and turned them into three easy projects that will have you looking at dishtowels in a whole new way!
Today’s tea towels have darling details, from scalloped lace to rows of hand-sewn pearls. Take advantage of these elegant embellishments by showcasing them in small home accents, like napkin rings. To make each ring, cut the adorned sections off a tea towel using pinking shears. Layer the pieces and glue them together with Fabri-Tac, adding a ribbon along the back. Wrap around a napkin and tie in a bow. You can make a set of four from the same dishtowel!
Make over a flea market chair with a Boho tea towel. Simply cut the decoration from the bottom, leaving enough material to cover your chair. Remove the seat and stretch the dishtowel over the cushion. Use a staple gun to attach it underneath. Replace the seat and secure with screws. Wondering what to do with the leftover trim? Jazz up a throw pillow or guest towels!
Dishtowels, with their airy fabric and extra frills, are only steps away from being café curtains! Start by measuring the length of your window. Shorten your dishtowel by cutting off the undecorated end. Fold the top over two inches and iron it down with Steam-A-Seam to create a pocket for the hanging rod. Make as many panels as you need, but two is usually enough. If your window didn’t come with hardware, use a tension rod to hang your cute curtains!