As soon as I drape a kitchen towel over the handle of the oven, it's gone. With five other people walking through the kitchen, most of the time I don't even know who to blame. Half of the time, Hubby is blaming me when I've got the towel in my hand because I'm using it.
Over the years, we've had a couple of different hanging towels with velcro. Those were a pain and got stuck to the other towels. I wound up throwing them out.
Pinterest is full of tutorials for hanging towels with cute buttons, but I don't do buttons without a very good reason. I also don't have the patience to make bows in cute little ribbon ties....and you know someone would tie it to the oven with a double knot and I'd wind up having to cut it loose.
A few weeks ago, I saw some hanging towels that used a big buttonhole to secure them in place. No buttons to fall off. No velcro. I love buttonholes about as much as I love zippers, but I was willing to give it a shot.
This is not a buttonhole. It's a big slit with two layers of zig-zag stitching around the raw edges. (So yeah, it's pretty much a buttonhole. But I didn't use the magic foot or worry about what size it was going to be, so it doesn't count as one.)
These are the tutorials I was inspired by and then was too lazy to pull up and actually follow:
Buttonhole Hanging Dish Towel -- This one is easier than what I did and the method I think I'll use if I make more of these with real dish towels.
Fancier Hanging Dish Towel -- This one is prettier than mine and would make nice gifts, especially if the towels were embroidered.