NEW! No-Hassle Kitchen Towel Topper Sewing Tutorial

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NEW! No-Hassle Kitchen Towel Topper Sewing Tutorial

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NEW! Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 106: No-Hassle Towel Topper

Watch the NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Program 106: No-Hassle Kitchen Towel Topper video with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey. In this video, the Stitch it! Sisters share step-by-step fabric cutting and sewing techniques for making NZP’s NEW! Kitchen Towel Topper from our NEW! No-Hassle Kitchen Collection Pattern.

Stitch it! Sisters No-Hassle Kitchen Towel Topper Sewing Project S!S 106 by NZ Productions Towel on Stove

Watch the NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Program 106: No-Hassle Kitchen Towel Topper video and learn how to sew our NEW! Kitchen Towel Topper. Showcase your kitchen style, or hang this handy towel in your RV. You’ll always know where your hand towel is hanging out!

Stitch it! Sisters No-Hassle Kitchen Towel Topper Sewing Project S!S 106 by NZ Productions Towel on Stove

Stitch it! Sisters with Deanna Springer and Dana Casey

Then, head over to shopnzp.com and purchase our exclusive NEW! Towel Topper & Potholder Plus Bundle Box designed by the Stitch it! Sisters! The NEW! Towel Topper & Potholder Plus Bundle Box includes 1/3 yd. Blue Denim Gingham Fabric, 1/3 yd. Red Gingham Fabric, 2/3 yd. Afternoon Picnic Black Floral Fabric, 2/3 yd. Pellon ShirTailor Interfacing, 2/3 yd. Pellon SofShape Interfacing, 2/3 yd. Pellon Wrap-N-Zap Batting, 1/3 yd. Pellon Insul-Fleece Batting, and our NEW! No-Hassle Kitchen Collection Pattern – with Classic Timesaving Sewing Tips by Nancy Zieman. The NEW! Potholder Plus & Towel Topper Bundle Box includes everything you’ll need to make two Potholder Plus’ and four coordinating towel toppersyou’ll supply the thread, buttons, and towels.

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Watch the NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Program 106: No-Hassle Kitchen Towel Topper video and learn how easy it is to sew our Kitchen Towel Topper.

No-Hassle Kitchen Towel Topper Sewing Tutorial

Sew our No-Hassle Kitchen Towel Topper our easiest ever buttonhole sewing techniques, and Classic Timesaving Wrapped Corner Tip Nancy Zieman, and see how using the right tools makes the sewing process enjoyable, even for a beginner!

To make our No-Hassle Towel Topper, start by tracing the pattern included with the NEW! No-Hassle Kitchen Collection Pattern.

 

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Trace Towel Topper pattern piece from the NEW! No-Hassle Kitchen Collection Pattern onto Pattern Making Paper.

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Cut Fabrics

From the two coordinating fabrics included with the NEW! Towel Topper & Potholder Plus Bundle Box, cut 8-1/2″ x 10″ rectangles.

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Cut two 8-1/2″ x 10″ Rectangles from Pellon Sof-Shape Interfacing, also included with the NEW! Towel Topper & Potholder Plus Bundle Box.

 

Pellon White Sof-Shape Fusible Interfacing available at shopnzp.com

NEW No Hassle Kitchen Towel Topper Sewing Tutorial

Prepare Fabrics

Following Pellon’s instructions, press SofShape interfacing to back of fabric rectangles.

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Lay Towel Topper pattern piece onto fabric and SofShape interfacing rectangles, and cut top curve.

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Assemble

Use a Schmetz Universal needle to stitch side seams.

Schmetz Universal Size 80 Needles available at shopnzp.com

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Timesaving Sewing Tips from Nancy ZiemanWrapped Corners: Fold or “wrap” side seams inward. Stitch upper seam of towel topper, wrapping both seams towards project.

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Using Clover’s Hot Hemmer, press up 1/2″ around lower edge.

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Clover's Hot Hemmer

Stitch it! Sisters with Deanna Springer and Dana Casey  Using a rotary cutter with a pinking blade, grade and notch upper curved seam.45mm Rotary Cutter Pinking Blade available at shopnzp.com

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“Reverse Stitch” towel upper hem, with a the I Sew For Fun Seam Ripper.

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Baste at 1/2″ and trim away excess towel.

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Fold or pleat towel, as desired. Baste across upper towel edge.

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Insert towel into towel topper and Pin with I Sew For Fun Heart Shaped Pins.

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Topstitch towel topper lower edge through all layers, catching towel in seam.

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Buttonholes

Our easiest-ever buttonhole stitching is made easy with the one-step buttonhole feature on our Baby Lock sewing machine.

1. Select a buttonhole stitch, (Squared 04-09 on our Baby Lock sewing machine).

2. Mark buttonhole on fabric with Clover’s Chaco Liner. 

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3. Insert button into button holder plate.

4. Align presser foot with previously marked buttonhole placement.

5. Stitch!

 

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Cut buttonhole open with Clover’s Buttonhole Cutter! 

 

Easily cut open buttonholes with this ingenious chisel buttonhole cutter by Clover

Hand stitch with I Sew For Fun Hand-Sewing Needles or machine stitch button in place.

I Sew For Fun Hand Sewing Needles

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Sew several of our towel toppers and change up your kitchen décor in a snap. Or in a button!

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33 Comments

  • Ann West
    January 7, 2020

    That is a very cool no-hassle towel topper. I will have to give this one a try. Thanks!

  • Joyce West
    January 7, 2020

    That looks easy. Thank you for the instructions.

  • Dottie Frazier
    January 7, 2020

    Pretty, simple and practical. I see some as gifts this year.

  • Marilyn Dunstan
    January 7, 2020

    Always looking for something quick and fast but useful to do. When I saw this, I thought what a great gift to have on hand to give to someone on the spur of the moment. I’m going to make some up for just that purpose. Thank you for the great tutorial!!!

  • Lorna DeSantis
    January 7, 2020

    Love this project! Making up several to have on hand for impromptu gifts would be a great idea.

  • Joyce
    January 7, 2020

    I have been wanting to make one of these towels for a while now and I really like the style of this one!

  • Clovis
    January 7, 2020

    A nice topper to go with your decor.

  • Marylou Wahl
    January 7, 2020

    What a great project-have wanted to try one and look forward to making some for gifts for family and friends and of course one for me too!!

  • Carolyn T
    January 7, 2020

    Your wrapped corners tip is priceless. Thanks for the written tutorial to complement Lesson #106!

  • Bonnye
    January 7, 2020

    Great project for gifts.

  • Debbie
    January 7, 2020

    I’ve been wanting to try something like this for some time. Thanks for giving me the motivation. Hope to make Christmas gifts early this year!

  • Teri
    January 7, 2020

    I need to make some of these towels for gifts.

  • Janet
    January 7, 2020

    I love these in the colors and fabrics you used but I was thinking how cute they would be made with seasonal prints and fabrics to use for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc. A nice shot of color to cheer up my oven. And they would make nice little quick gifts to have on hand.

  • Beverly Smith
    January 7, 2020

    Great idea for wedding, anniversary, Christmas, teacher or other gifts, or to give a quick spruce-up to one’s own kitchen. Would also make great powder room guest towels with upscale or fashionable fabrics. Great idea for your college student or adult child with first apartment- a reminder of home.

  • Jan C
    January 7, 2020

    Definitely gift ideas. After I make some for me!

  • Beverly
    January 7, 2020

    An item you can stitch up quickly that anyone can use. Always a great idea for gift-giving.

  • Julie Kill
    January 7, 2020

    This pattern is AWESOME! The fabrics in the fabric pack match the decor in my kitchen perfectly! I am going to have to try this as soon as I can sit down to sew!

  • Dixie
    January 7, 2020

    These are very pretty and handy to have. I plan to make a few to have on hand to use as gifts.

  • Donna N.
    January 7, 2020

    Love these. Plan to make them for all the holidays!

  • Maria T Pena
    January 7, 2020

    Always new ways,just handy practical

  • Carol
    January 7, 2020

    I can always use these cute towels and so can my friends.

  • Gail Beam
    January 8, 2020

    Thank you for this tutorial. Your written instructions accompanied with photos make for an easy to follow tutorial on how to make a kitchen towel topper.

  • E.Keesey
    January 8, 2020

    Nice tutorial. I couldn’t get the video to play right on my phone so the post was helpful. All of mine I was gifted over the years are looking the worst for wear and were all crochet. I’m all thumbs when it comes to crochet.

  • Diane Putzer
    January 8, 2020

    I need to make some bright towels for spring. Mine are mostly Christmas themed.

  • Karen Patterson
    January 8, 2020

    I never knew to use interfacing…. I always used batting. Thank you for the idea…. I think I like that better! Also the pinking shears…. I will try that too! Love your video!!

  • Kathie Bishop
    January 8, 2020

    I ?ove the idea. I am always walking off with the dish towel then looking all over to find it. Thanks for the onstructions

  • Patricia M Radloff
    January 8, 2020

    I have always wanted to make some of these type of towels, but have never seen such an easy pattern. Looking forward to making a lot of gifts from the these wonderful directions. Thanks so very much.

  • Kaye
    January 8, 2020

    This is the easiest towel topper ever. Plus the fabric packet is delightful. Thanks for the ideas!!

  • Susan
    January 9, 2020

    The No-Hassle Towel Topper is a delightful way to add charm to an ordinary towel. The fabric selection can brighten up a kitchen!

  • Susan
    January 9, 2020

    The No-Hassle Towel Topper is a delightful way to add charm to an ordinary towel. It can really brighten up a space such as a kitchen.

  • Donna Fecteau
    January 9, 2020

    This pattern is so easy thank you! I never thought about putting one on my belt or attaching one to the BBQ station so I could have one out there for easy hand clean up.

  • Lorraine Alves
    January 10, 2020

    To raise funds for activities at our local senior center, baskets of goodies of various types are raffled off. These towels would be perfect to include in the baskets. After all, who has enough towels?

  • Char Conrad
    January 10, 2020

    You two must be mind readers! I have been looking for a pattern over the holidays to make as gifts, but couldn’t find one. Thank you so much for this retro project!

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