I have turned old tea towels into vegetable and fruit storage bags for the fridge and floor cleaning clothes. As its time to change them again (every 2 years), I wanted to make some dishclothes as my crochet ones are tatty.
I cut each towel into 12" x 6" strips - got three strips from each one:
Then did a zig zag stitch around the edges to join them together. This was followed by a line of straight stitch, through both middles to sew a cross shape. This should help them retain their flat shape longer:
After double checking and re doing one or two edges, I now have 8 'new' dishclothes (only 7 here as one is in use:
Should last at least a year as we change both the dishcloth and tea towels every day.
What an excellent idea. Don't homemade crocheted dish cloths last a long time though, they are virtually indestructible.ReplyDelete
Mine eventually get a new hole somewhere then start to unravel, usually after a year or two.Delete
Good idea. Mine get used as floor or bath cleaning cloths - I don't hem them though (too lazy and hate sewing!), I just cut them in half or quarters.ReplyDelete
I decided to hem so they don’t fray and cover other items during washing.Delete
Great idea for dish cloths. I made bags out of old ones for veg as I had a couple of really dark coloured ones. They are great when I store stuff in the garage.ReplyDelete
We also use them for cables.Delete
I buy cheap pillows as a good source of stuffing for toys. The fabric cases make great veg bagsReplyDelete
We have loads of pillows but don’t make toys.Delete