Handmade gifts ~ hanging hand towels

Christmas is all about giving.

And the most treasured gifts are the ones you make yourself.

Soooo. . . how does quick and easy sound to you?

It doesn’t get much quicker and easier than these adorable hanging hand towels. . .

and the bonus is. . . you can whip up several in less than an hour!

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(Makes 2 hanging hand towels)

1 hand towel or thick tea towel,

2 fat quarters in matching fabrics,

Iron on medium weight interfacing,

2 large buttons,

Velcro (optional),

Sewing machine and normal sewing supplies.

Download my pattern template HERE


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Let’s make hand towels!

I used a different fabric on both sides of my hand towel, but you could use matching fabrics. The fabric pieces are only 17 cm x 25 cm, so a great way to use up those fabric scraps too!

See how super quick this is coming together!

The pattern makes 2 hand towels. . .  so I whipped up the other fabric component before moving onto the next step.

Then I made a cuppa and gobbled up the last of the cookies from the weekend cookie exchange.


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On to the last steps now.

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Flip your handle over to make a hanging tab (shown above).

We need to secure this and there are several options here. I’ve made a few of these hanging hand towels in the past, both with buttons and Velcro. . . and I have to tell you that I prefer the Velcro. One, because it is simpler than mucking around making button holes and two. . . well in all honesty, I just find it quicker to attach it to my oven.

Here’s the thing. . . I like the little button on the outside, so I make a Velcro closure on the inside and sew a pretty button on the outside.


So quick and easy and what about all the colour and fabric possibilities!

And everyone needs one of these in their kitchen and laundry, right.

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I’m sharing my hanging hand towels with the link parties this week and with these friends: French Country Cottage, The Vintage Farmhouse, 36th Avenue, Clean and Scentsible, Live Laugh Rowe, The DIY Dreamer, Transformation Thursday, At The Picket Fence, Nifty Thrifty Sunday.