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Dish Towels Instructions

I make batches of fun dish towels from fabric scraps.   I used old clothes to clean up around my house for years.  I would leave old t-shirts under the counter to clean up spills but I still used sponges to clean the dishes.   The dish towels are easy to make and are great replacement for sponges. 

Materials:
Heavy fabric, Denim khaki etc
Terry cloth
Print pattern
Sharp fabric scissors

Sewing machine Fun Shapes & Funky Fabrics

I made these big odd shapes that are a little larger than my hand.    The towels are soft and durable; they fit into glasses and around pots and pans.  I use denim, khaki, thicker tough material backed with terry cloth.  I used a pair of jeans and a ripped kitchen towel; use your imagination.  The terry helps clean up spills and has enough teeth to clean big messes.  You can use an old towel or purchase a yard of terry cloth cheaply.
 
Cut out your shape from the heavy fabric and use the heavy fabric as a pattern to cut out the terry cloth.  Print out my pattern or make your own. 

Pin the fabrics together wrong sides facing.  Use a zigzag stitch to attach the fabrics. Don’t forget to run a double stitch at the beginning and end to close the stitch.  Place under the counter for easy use.   Wash with regular laundry and bleach if necessary.   I like having plenty on hand so I can change out dirty ones quickly.  I may never by a sponge again.

Della Badart
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