It’s time to address another “Pet Peeve” of mine. This particular PEEVE has been plaguing me for a very long time! PLEASE tell me I’m not alone on this one!
It’s the oh-so-annoying slipping dish towel! You know the one you hang on the stove door handle that INEVITABLY ends up on the floor???
WHY I keep putting one there when I KNOW it’s going to fall off is beyond me!
But it’s just such a handy location to keep a dish towel that I keep on doing it! And then I keep on being annoyed by it!
Now…I have seen some crafty ideas for attaching a hanging towel to the stove door handle. But everything I’ve seen involves a bit more effort than I am willing to put in on something like this. I’m looking for QUICK and EASY!
Well, I came CLOSE to finding it here at Hot Flash’n Craft’n.
I LOVE the concept of just wrapping the towel around the bar and using the REST of the towel to anchor ITSELF to the bar so that it stays put. (I’m sure there’s some “technical” term for that…but I have no idea what it is.)
But while I love the IDEA…after looking more closely at the tutorial I decided it definitely wasn’t worth THAT much time and effort! However, it DID inspire me to put my own SPIN on it!
All you need is:
- a dish towel of your choosing. (I just grabbed some very basic ones at Walmart)
- the ability to sew an XXL “button hole” onto the towel
- a pair of scissors
THAT IS IT!
As you can see from the above photos….you just need to decide where you would like the “button hole” to be, mark it with a couple of pins (I made mine roughly 5 inches wide), sew around the giant “button hole” using a zig-zag stitch (I went over it twice on each side to make it more durable), then use a seam ripper or scissors to open up the “button hole”.
Now just hang, tuck and pull!
THESE dish towels aren’t going ANYWHERE! (Until I want them to that is.) :-)