06 August 2013

Hoop for a Hoopless Hand Towel

I love Martha Stewart's kitchen towels! I bought mine in SM Department Store. It has so many designs that could add a touch of cuteness to your kitchen. I have pink polka, cupcakes, stripes and plaid. I am actually planning to add more. Yes, you can never have too many hand towels, you know. But I noticed one thing, only a few have hoops sewn on it. Among my 5 towels, the polka has it. And since I don't have an oven yet where I could hang it and neither I have installed a hand towel bar in my humble kitchen, it has nowhere to go. It became a messy love affair between me and my towels. So I thought of a great idea! I sewed a DIY hoop for my hoopless hand towel! 

Here's what you need:
- satin ribbon scrap (I chose a cute design that matches my cupcake hand towel)
- thread (make sure it complements the fabric or the ribbon)
- needle (medium, as large needles could ruin your ribbon)
- if you know how to sew, 3 minutes or less (if not, take your time lol)
Easy peasy steps:
1. Get your ribbon scrap and measure it about 3 to 4 inches long. Seal the ends of the ribbon by applying heat on it. I used lighter. This lollipop-designed ribbon is from Xai Ribbons and Craft Store
2. Prepare your needle and thread. Make a loop on the ribbon and sew it using backstitch on one of the corners of your hand/dish towel. Lock and snip off stray threads. 
3. Voila! Hang it on a hook near your kitchen sink or beside the stove. No more dirty hands while cooking. 
See, it's as easy as counting 1-2-3. Now you're ready to be a kitchen mistress anytime! Why don't you try and share your own DIY'd hoopless hand towel on my Facebook page? Or post it on your Instagram and tag me @royaldomesticity. 


  1. Ay recently ganito rin ang ginawa ko sa bagong gift na kitchen towels sa akin. I DIY-ed with a ribbon at the edge of the towels. Martha Stewart pa talaga ang mga hand towels ko,,hehehe (proud to say that). I recycled the ribbons. It was the ribbon from the box of cake that was given to me on my birthday... nice sharing Ms. Bebs

    1. Yay! :) Uy Cheekeegirl, Denise na lang. Kasi tunog jebs yung Ms. Bebs. Ahihi. ♥

  2. Such a simple but smart and pretty idea! :-)

  3. I can't wait to go to Divi so that I can hoard ribbons and stuff for these kinds of DIY projects. :)

  4. very nice!!!! thanks for the idea...