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Dish Towels from Bed Sheets

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For too long I've used hand-me-down dish towels that didn't match anything in my kitchen. With some leftover yardage from a previous project (ISSA Dress) staring me in the face, I decided I had procrastinated enough. On a slow Thursday evening, I busted out 25 dish cloths out of one bed sheet from IKEA. This project was so simple in concept, I can't believe I'm even writing an instructable on it.
 
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Step 1: Materials Needed

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Excess fabric and basic sewing supplies (matching thread, sewing machine, iron, and fabric scissors).

Step 2: Divide Sheet/Fabric Into Skinny, Long Rectangle

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To use the entire leftover sheet, I folded the sheet in half length-wise and tore/cut on the fold, repeating the process until I had a skinny, long rectangle. 

Step 3: Create Hems

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Iron the rectangle sheet. With wrong side facing up, create a 1-inch fold (hem) on the short ends of the rectangle only.

Step 4: Sew Long Side Edges

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Fold the rectangle in half, with right sides facing each other. Sew along the long (rough) edges of the rectangle. Turn right side out when finished. 

Step 5: Sew Short, Hemmed Edge

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With the sheet now right side out, sew along the short, hemmed edge as close to the hem as possible.