Best Towel Life Hack Ever





Introduction: Best Towel Life Hack Ever

Have you ever had a problem with wet towels falling off hooks and racks onto the floor? I personally was at my whits end after having bought three different towel hooks trying to solve the problem. So I decided to use ribbon to sew "tags" on all my towels so they would never fall of the hook again. Problem solved!!! I hope you enjoy this simple project as much as I have.

Step 1: What You Will Need.

  • About an hour of free time.
  • Towels
  • Ribbon, less the one inch thick. Your choice of materiel and color.
  • Scissors
  • Ruler/tape measure
  • sewing machine or needle and thread.


  • Straight pins. I found that for this I do not need pins to hold anything in place but you may find them helpful.
  • Iron. If you wish to iron the ribbon into place, again I find this unnecessary.

Step 2: Measure

Measure out four inches of ribbon and cut a strip for each towel.

Step 3: Fold the Ribbon

Fold the ribbon about a half inch and place it on the center of the towels longest side. This is where you may find Ironing the edges into place may make the following steps easier. You may also use pins to hold the ribbon in place.

Step 4: Time to Sew.

Sew the ribbon in place, make sure to go over it at least three times. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to sew the other end of the strip in place.

Step 5: And Your Done.

All set! In less then an hour you have made sure you will never have a towel slip of the hook onto the floor again. I hope you enjoyed this Instructable.

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Great solution for my grown twin sons' wet towels problem. Those two hang their wet bath towels on the closet doors, which I don't like. I throw those towels on their beds in a notion of dissatisfaction, but to no positive reaction from them. I have saved few belt loops good for sewing on. A hanger, which I already made, is also ready to complete the job.

Thanks for this great idea. Best regards

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I think it is a great idea. Thank you. I haven't purchased any towels that have those hook loops on them, maybe they are on certain brands or something. But I have never given it a thought to do this, so thank you.

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Simple, smart, easy, and will 1, save towels from falling off, and 2, save towels from getting a hole pulled/ripped into them by getting pulled too hard thus causing the hole ripped into them. I'm definitely trying this! Ugh, we have about 30+ towels in circulation of our family of 5, and I sew by hand. I guess I should finally install the replacement leather belt for our antique Singer treadles and watch a couple instructional how-to videos.....

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I have always used the tag on the towel to do this. Usually the tag is in the form of a loop stitched onto the hem and works okay for this use. It's a little awkward sometimes because it's not designed for this use. I like your loop better!

Agreed @jeff-o, all towels should have this easy-to-use hang loop, like shirts and jackets have.

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My favorite instructables are ones like these ; )

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