How to Keep Kitchen Dish Towels From Falling Off a Stove Handle

At the kitchen, only a few things are more annoying than a clean dish towel that keeps falling in the cooker handle onto the dirty ground. However, after applying even the most novice sewing skills, it is possible to fix the problem once and forever. And after you get good at it, it is possible to make gifts for people or carry your creations to another flea market to sell.

Extra-Large Buttonhole

Approximately 1 to 2 inches down, centered in the cover of the towel, sew a supplementary buttonhole about 3 inches long. Newer sewing machines have the buttonhole feature built in today. After sewing the buttonhole, cut between the stitches with a utility knife to start it up. Remove scraggly threads and discard. Insert the dish towel behind the stove handle together with the extra-large buttonhole on top, pulling it downward to ensure that it passes the cooker handle. Thread the bottom of the dish towel through the buttonhole and pull it taut. The dish towel stays in place.

All Buttoned Up

You can even sew a knitted contrasting cloth on the cover of the towel with a pointed end and a buttonhole within it. Sew a button on the contrasting fabric to attach the dish towel into the stove handle. Thread the tilted end using the buttonhole inside it through the stove handle; pull it over and slide the button through it. The dish towel won’t come off until you unbutton it.

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