Mini Hand Towels Tutorial

These mini hand towels are perfect for quick clean ups. Make them with a large flour sack.  The layers in the towel make them super absorbent and I love them!

mini hand towels tutorial - use one large towel to make 3 small ones. Perfect for wiping counters!

The other day I was totally frustrated.  I mean, I grabbed a washcloth out of the kitchen drawer and it was all stringy and out of shape.

I get so frustrated with large washcloths that drag behind me, or my hand slips off.

Today I am sharing my newest and best kitchen friend.  The mini hand towel.  This little guy (or gal) is so awesome at staying in place directly under your hand.  You can kind of pinch it with your fingers and give that counter a good scrub too. Wooo!! I love that!

Let’s get started.

Materials Needed:

1 large cotton towel Flour Sack – this can be new or used.  Cotton or terry.  I used an extra large flour sack and got 3 little hand towels out of it.

mini towel for your hand with cotton

Mini Hand Towels Tutorial~

1) Cut your towel up into 2 pieces measuring 4 1/2″ X 7″

mini hand towel size

2) Fold the two pieces together and layer them on top of each other, pin to secure

layer the cotton

3) Stitch all the way around the pieces, leaving a 1 1/2″- 2″ opening

stitch around the sides

4) Snip your corners and turn right sides out. Use something to push the corners out nicely

cut the corners

5) Sew all the way around the mini towel 1/8″ from the edge- tuck those raw edges inside around the opening

stitch the side

6) Stitch through all the layers in an X or + shape on the towel.  This will secure all the layers and make it so it won’t shift when you are using it

stitch to secure

hand towel tutorial with cotton fabric

These would be so cute with a few little embroideries stitched in the corner…like a little flower or border don’t you think?

If you don’t want to cut up a large new dishtowel you could use an older one and avoid the stains or just use the stained parts inside the layers.  They won’t be seen and no one will know!

The layers of the flour sack cotton are great for absorbing all the liquid and since they are small you can make a bunch and rotate them through in your kitchen – they wash up great and only get better with use!

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