I first got the idea when I received a hand towel similar to this as a hostess gift. It sat pretty in my kitchen until all of the Christmas decor came down, and I knew I needed to figure out how to make another one. I went through a little trial and error and came upon the way that worked best for me. I also made it absorbent with a towel backing. I hope you enjoy! If you happen to make one please share the result, I would love to see!
My #1 helper and his zoo of animals had fun helping too.
Scrap fabric -I think I used around 1/2 yard it depends more upon the size towel you use.
Bar towels - I got a two pack at Wal-mart for around $2
Pom Pom Fringe - 1 yard
Press fabric and towels and cut fabric size to match towels.
Trim off all corners of towels
With right sides together - Using a .25 inch seam allowance, sew together all edges except for the bottom - leave it open
Turn towel right side out and press.
Fold under/ in the bottom edge of fabric and towel about a .5 inch and press flat.
(I forgot to take photos of this step) Place pom pom fringe inside open edge and pin shut. Using a .25 seam allowance sew the bottom side shut. When you reach the edge, turn and continue seam around the rest of the towel to finish.
And Voila! A quick and easy dish towel!
I love the lemon pattern, but any fabric would be great. The pom pom fringe makes it extra fun!
These could also make a great absorbent burp cloth with a smaller trim or leaving it off completely.