So many of my projects begin with something that bugs me. I'll have some storage for something, but it isn't pretty and eventually I need to find a solution. This was another one of those projects. Tell me that this picture is familiar to you, it will make me feel better:
I have some kitchen towels and rags that I hate. They look OK, but the texture... it's not right. Something felt... weird. But they're perfectly fine, so I don't throw them out. But today, they've found a new purpose in their lives: they're going to hold bags for me.
Remember when I said there's an easy way to do this? Here's where it starts: This project could have been put together with hot glue ALONE. It would have taken 20 minutes to complete. I could have taken a nap instead of spending hours hand-stitching because I don't have a sewing machine. But let's look toward the future and not the past... at least maybe you'll get to have that nap.
I got my materials ready:
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR RIGHT HERE AND NOW. Take ribbon or elastic and thread it through the bottom hem of the towel. If you wait until after you've sewed the thing, you'll have to rig up an old wire hanger to thread it through and it will take a million years. Ask me how I know.
I folded the dishtowel lengthwise in half, wrong side out. I measured 7" from the fold and pinned a line across, like so:
Once I had that done, I did the same with the washcloth, except I only made a tube about an inch wide for the handle at the top.
The bottom will look like this (it's still inside-out in the picture):
*By the by, for weeks now, I've been trying to figure out how to reply to people's comments directly... I thought it was some complicated html code that I just hadn't found yet. It was far simpler than that. If you've commented on something in the past, it's very possible you will get a reply from me now. Don't be alarmed. :)
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