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6.15.2017

No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial

No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial
I love my kids, but they just won't hang the hand towels back up. They pull it off and leave it on the counter or floor. And my baby constantly pulls my kitchen towel off my oven. We just moved and needed new hand towels so I decided to make one that will hopefully stay on the towel rod. #fingerscrossed
Do you want to make your own? I'm going to be teaching how to make these no-slip hand towels at Pinners Conference November 3rd and 4th, 2017 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah. Use the code "feather" to get 10% off your ticket!
No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial
Supplies
Fat Quarter* (I used this blue scallop fabric.)
1/2" wide Snap Tape*
Sewing Supplies*

Instructions
1.  Get your fat quarter. Trim the selvage off.
No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial
2. Fold in half longwise with right sides together. Sew the long edge together at 1/4" seam allowance. Turn right side out.
3. Press flat. Topstitch each long side.
No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial
4. Fold the short unfinished edges over 1/4" and baste. They should go to opposite sides, one to the front and one to the back.
5. Separate the two pieces of the snap tape, and measure the length needed for the snap tape. Leave about 3/8" on each side to fold under.
No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial
6. Pin the snap tape over the folded raw short edges. Meaning one snap tape side will be on the front and one snap tape side will be on the back.
7. Tuck the edges of the snap tape underneath to enclose the raw edges.
No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial
9. Using a zipper foot, sew around the edge of the snap tape to secure it to the fabric. Trim your thread tails and snap your tape together. Good job!
No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial
I love that my kids can't pull it off unless they really work at it. They usually get bored before that point!
Do you want to make your own? I'm going to be teaching how to make these no-slip hand towels at Pinners Conference November 3rd and 4th, 2017 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah. Use the code "feather" to get 10% off your ticket!
No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial

4 comments:

  1. Good idea!! I'm going to get some snap tape and put it on the towels I just bought!

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  2. Velcro would work as well...

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  3. Brilliant idea- I have never seen snap tape but I will look for it or maybe make my own?

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  4. I had to do this a few years ago because my husband had a bad habit of just throwing the dishtowel back on the stove top! I just used a couple KAM snaps. I also have those knitted towels that hang over and fasten with a button. Before I used the snaps, I just tried a large safety pin. He grabbed the towel, he didn't come off, so he yanked harder and the pin ripped out and flew across the room. Duh!

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