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topper for tied tea towels

blingy | Posted in Patterns on

Hi all,

Does anyone know of a pattern or can anyone tell me how to make and sew that cotton topper on a tea towel so you can tie the towel to handles?  I don’t know if there is an actual name for this thing or not.  Sometimes you see a tea towel with a knitted top and you can fasten the knitted part to a handle of a stove but I want to top the towels with other fabric (cotton) and use spaghetti straps for tieing.  I hope this makes sense.  I have one that I bought but I can’t really figure out how they put it together since they folded the towel under the topper.  I can post a picture of this thing if that will help.  Thanks




  1. Teaf5 | | #1

    Do you mean those triangular, double-faced "yokes" at the top of a pleated towel?  Like a little lined apron with the towel hanging from the hem?   

    A photo would help, but I think I could figure out how my mother used to make those.

  2. starzoe | | #2

    I have come across many of these on the internet but didn't make note of the source. Why not Google towel topper or some such phrase?

  3. cafms | | #3

    I happened to be looking through a book I had from America Sews with Sue Hausman from 2004 and saw the instructions for the towels and thought of your post.  There is a pattern and instructions in it and it is also at this website http://usaapp.husqvarnaviking.com/education/pdf/kleverKitchenTowels.pdf   Take a look and see if this is what you are looking for.

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      blingy | | #4

      Yes this is it!  Thank you!

      1. cafms | | #5

        You are welcome. 

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