Friday, July 5, 2013

Custom Size Dish Mat

I made a second dish mat from bath towel because I loved the first one so much.  This will let me use one while the other is being washed.  Love them!
Here is the one from last week:
It is such a fun and easy project! 
1.  Cut the fabric and towel to one inch wider and longer than the area you want to cover.
2.  Lay the right sides together and sew with a half inch seam allowance.  Leave a couple of inches open on one side for turning.
3.  Press - ironing makes all the difference for a nice finished project.
4.  Top stich around the edge.  Make sure you catch the whole you used for turning to close it securely.
5.  Iron again.
6.  Sit back and enjoy the simple beauty of this 5 minute project.  Others will ooh and ah and think you are a genius.  I can't speak for you, but I am NOT a genius.
7.  Maybe even go and wash some dishes!
Note:  I think it might be easier to cut the fabric to the size you want and attach it to the complete towel and then trim the excess towel off after step 2.  This will allow for slight shifting as you are working with 2 completely different materials and textures.


  1. What a great idea! Visiting from the Sundae Scoop Link Party! Would love to have you link this one up at the Ladies Only Blog Share link party, too! Every post is promoted across our social networks and blogging community. Stop on by! :)

  2. This is great! Beautiful and useful - and quick too!

  3. Dropping by from LGA - saw your first post about your dish mat and not surprised you decided you needed another. Great job :)

  4. What a great idea. I am just getting ready to remodel my kitchen so i will have to make some of these. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Cute idea! So many possibilities!!!! Pinned:) Swing by

  6. OMG! We currently have...a bath towel...on the counter because our dishwasher broke and the new one won't be here for a week. Plus, I have many large items and other things that aren't dishwasher safe. I am going to make these! Great idea! I am going to pin this too!

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  7. This is such a great idea! I have a very wasteful solution right now. I just use rolls of Bounty and rip off a few sheets every day and tuck it under the dish rack. This would save me SO MUCH MONEY!

  8. Great project! I need to learn to use a sewing machine!
    Thank for sharing at the Creative HomeAcre Hop. Hope to see you back again this week!

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