Day 31 {Make Madness} – DIY Dishtowels

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Day 31 of Make Madness – DIY Dishtowels


87b5f4883e8951b044d53b69362413ebI’ve been on a Spring Cleaning kick at the moment and noticed, while decluttering my kitchen, that our dishtowels are SUPER old.  They work great, but they’ve seen better days.

Not wanting to spend any money on dishtowels (there are other fun things I’d prefer to spend my money on), I started to think how I could make myself a set of “new” dishtowels.

I thought about knitting or crocheting them out of cotton yarn, but I’ve got a gazillon yarn projects going at the moment.  Then I thought about sewing a set using the yards and yards of fabric in my garage.  Finally it hit me as I was decluttering my clothes closet.  I have several summer dresses that fit, but are a bit boxy and outdated and the cotton material is perfect for this project.

Using this tutorial, let the upcycling begin!!

Until this evening,




If you’re just joining the madness with {Make Madness} here are links to the previous projects.

Day 30 {Make Madness} – Organizing Embroidery Floss
Day 29 {Make Madness} – Painted Pine Cones
Day 28 {Make Madness} – Sequin Storage
Day 27 {Make Madness} – Stamp Book
Day 26 {Make Madness} – Photo Lightbox
Day 25 {Make Madness} – Recycled Mint Tins
Day 24 {Make Madness} – Scrap Paper Storage
Day 23 {Make Madness} – Making T-Shirt Yarn
Day 22 {Make Madness} – Carving Stamps
Day 21 {Make Madness} – Rebatching Soap
Day 20 {Make Madness} – Fabric Bowl Cover
Day 19 {Make Madness} – Peeps
Day 18 {Make Madness} – Dog Bandana
Day 17 {Make Madness} – Crocheted Hexagons
Day 16 {Make Madness} – Weaving
Day 15 {Make Madness} – English Paper Piecing
Day 14 {Make Madness} – DIY Fabric Mouse Pad
Day 13 {Make Madness} – DIY Cell Phone Cover
Day 12 {Make Madness} – Watercolor Charts
Day 11 {Make Madness} – Mod Melts
Day 10 {Make Madness} – Doodles
Day 9 {Make Madness} – DIY Washi Tape
Day 8 {Make Madness} – Washi Tape Stickers
Day 7 {Make Madness} – DIY Glue Dots
Day 6 {Make Madness} – Crocheting Tiny Flowers
Day 5 {Make Madness} – Photo Collage
Day 4 {Make Madness} –  Painting with Alcohol Inks
Day 3 {Make Madness} – Enamel Dots
Day 2 {Make Madness} – Embossed Brads
Day 1 {Make Madness} – Words & Washi Tape


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That’s awesome mom.  My friend Buddy LOVES dishtowels.


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6 Responses to Day 31 {Make Madness} – DIY Dishtowels

  1. AndreSue says:

    Another great idea! 🙂

  2. Pam Robertson says:

    I will miss Make Madness, so many good ideas!

  3. Bekki Hill says:

    Great Idea for the towels, I use mine until they’re falling apart – like you say, so much better things to spend money on. I’ve arrived a bit late to March Madness, but have enjoyed what I’ve seen and will look through the posts I’ve missed when I have a minute. Great idea!

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