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Hanging kitchen towels

Added Jan 2, 2011

by peaches2218

Salamanca, Spain






My mom has had some neat hanging hand towels in her kitchen for as long as I can remember. There is always one hanging from the handle of the fridge for drying hands or whatever else you might need. The apartment where I live now has the longest kitchen I’ve ever seen, and although we usually have towels hanging on the wall near the sink, I was forever dripping water everywhere looking for one when I moved them or accidently left them on the other side of the kitchen. So to stop this problem, I took inspiration from mom’s nifty fridge-towels and made my own. It’s a set of three, each in a different shape. They close with two snaps so I can hang them from my cabinet handles. (Mom’s tie, but over the years those thin ties have started to tear off. Plus I wanted to be able to tear them loose one-handed if I needed to. I tend to be messy in the kitchen.)

Material Notes

a remnant of some slightly sheer, wrinkly, stretchy multicoloured stuff that I liked the look of but knew I’d never use for anything bigger than this, black extra-wide bias tape, and an orange 1€ Ikea towel. Total cost for all three towels (plus leftovers): 2€. I think the tops of Mom’s are actually made of pot holders!





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    Jan 4, 2011, 03.09 PMby keerthana Sundarkumar

    i gotta make many many of these and stop wiping my hands on my dress and feel very horrible. i think you have to hang some 3-4 of these in your kitchen as you said your kitchen is large! and may be some near the wash basins.. i likes the color combination!

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      Jan 5, 2011, 05.14 PMby peaches2218

      Yes. My mom always has just one hanging on the fridge, but her kitchen is square and you’re never very far from it. Mine is very long and narrow, and the sink is at the far end, so I have one under the sink, one on the oven door, and one hanging from the fridge door. That way I stop dripping!! (Well, in theory!) They are very easy to make, and completely customizeable. Go for it.

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