Hanging Dish Towel with Trey & Lucy

I am so excited for all of you to meet my new blogging friend! I have admired her blog for quite some time now and made several crafts using her tutorials- she is AMAZING and she is here… right now… on my blog. I feel so special!!!

Hi! Tanya from Trey&Lucy here!
Thank you Stephanie for letting me take over your blog for the day!
We have a huge problem over at our house.
Our dishtowels are always ending up on the floor and it is enough to drive a girl crazy!
I have solved our problem by making these awesome hanging dishtowels.
They would make great family, friend, neighbor, or co-worker gifts!
Here is what you will need:
1 dishtowel
1 potholder
1 button
The first thing you are going to do is baste across your dishtowel.
Pull on both threads out of your machine making a long tail of thread.
Then set your machine to a “0″ stitch width and a “4” stitch length.
Sew across you dishtowel right down the middle.
When you are done sewing do not cut your thread!
Lift your presser foot and pull your dishtowel out making another long tail of thread and then cut.
Grab a hold of one thread while gathering your dishtowel until it is all gathered and the same width as your potholder.
Pin your potholder to your dishtowel.
Then sew across your potholder right down the middle.
Make sure to switch your stitch length back to “2.5″ so you aren’t basting anymore.
Take the bottom of your potholder and bring it up to meet the top.
The last step is to sew a button to the front of your potholder.
You are done!
How cute would it be to make a few of these in coordinating color, tie a cute ribbon around them, and give them as a gift in a set!?
Thanks again Stephanie!
Come visit me at Trey&Lucy for tons a great ideas!
Look to the right sidebar for past projects!
Have a Merry Christmas everybody!

Tanya, thank you so much for stopping by today! I love this idea! You are so clever!
For my readers, you really haven’t experienced life at its fullest til you see what Tanya can do! I am serious! Look at this desk re-do:
From this:


I seriously could go on and on about the tutorials I love on her site, but I will leave some of the adventure up to you! Go NOW!!!
…and have a good weekend!

About Stephanie

Wife, mom of 5, preschool teacher, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.


  1. Love this idea, thanks for sharing. Very easy to do and way cute!

  2. The Harris Family says:

    Brilliant idea! Also adorable blog-I love it.

  3. Kari @ Ucreate says:

    Tanya, I LOVE this tutorial. What a cute accessory for any kitchen!

  4. The Blog Cafe says:

    LOVE that Idea!! Great Christmas Gift idea!! Thanks!!!

  5. Rebecca D. says:

    Tanya!!!So happy to meet you! What a beautiful Tutorial! I love this Idea!

  6. Love those desks! Thanks for sharing her blog. Have a great weekend!

  7. Angie Kerr says:

    what a cute idea!! I am also very frustrated by 'falling' towels!

  8. michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    My dilemma is now solved – thanks to you! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

  9. I'm going to try this for some christmas presents (and for me), thanks!

  10. casserole says:

    This is such a great idea!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


  11. I just made the hanging dishtowel and LOVE them! I made them for DH's little bro who just got married but tomorrow I'm making some for myself! Check out the ones I already made at http://lifeofamormonhousewife.blogspot.com/

  12. I LOVE the dishtowel pattern. Care to share where you got it from?

  13. alleysnoop says:

    love this idea! My towels are driving me crazy. Can't wait to button them in place. :)

  14. kamani medagama says:

    thank a lot your new idea


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