We’ve had this tea towel since Christmas but I couldn’t bring myself to use it because it’s so lovely! Plus it’s one of those that never seems to dry the dishes anyway! I wanted to share this little DIY because who doesn’t have a tea towel they love and really don’t want to ‘ruin’ on the dishes? Right?
So for this mini project you’ll need…
A pretty tea towel
Binding tape/ribbon/fabric off cuts
A small hanger (we upcycled an old baby hanger!)
step one – cut your tea towel. Ours was just the right size to make two bags but if you’re using a smaller tea towel you might only have enough fabric to make one. I measured it by eye. Also take into consideration the size of the hanger you want to use.
step two – Choose which part of your fabric you want to be the front and work out where you want the hole to be. I folded the fabric where I wanted the hole to be and used a small bowl to draw a semi circle then carefully cut it out. The blue pen is a removable ink but you could use a pencil (the area will be covered so don’t worry too much!)
Step three – once you’ve cut the hole you need to edge it. You can either fold it over and sew it to form a hem or sew some binding tape around it which I found easier. If you don’t have binding tape you could use ribbon or even off cuts of the tea towel folded over to hide the edges.
Step four – sew the front and back together. Place the front and back of your peg bag right sides together and sew around the edges. Don’t forget to leave a gap of an inch or two at the top for the hook of the hanger to poke through.
Final step – turn the bag right side out and pop the hanger in and you’ve done!