Pom Pom Dish Towel

This is a project that I have had in my head since Christmas and I finally got around to completing it... and now blogging about it. Two big steps for me! 1. Because I have a million half finished projects sitting around my house (ask my husband), and 2. because I never get around to posting instructions for anything I make. There is a first time for everything I suppose! This is a great & quick project and would make a cute gift if you were in a pinch.

I first got the idea when I received a hand towel similar to this as a hostess gift. It sat pretty in my kitchen until all of the Christmas decor came down, and I knew I needed to figure out how to make another one. I went through a little trial and error and came upon the way that worked best for me. I also made it absorbent with a towel backing. I hope you enjoy! If you happen to make one please share the result, I would love to see!

My #1 helper and his zoo of animals had fun helping too.


Scrap fabric -I think I used around 1/2 yard it depends more upon the size towel you use.

Bar towels - I got a two pack at Wal-mart for around $2

Pom Pom Fringe - 1 yard

Press fabric and towels and cut fabric size to match towels.

Trim off all corners of towels

With right sides together - Using a .25 inch seam allowance, sew together all edges except for the bottom - leave it open

Turn towel right side out and press.

Fold under/ in the bottom edge of fabric and towel about a .5 inch and press flat.

(I forgot to take photos of this step) Place pom pom fringe inside open edge and pin shut. Using a .25 seam allowance sew the bottom side shut. When you reach the edge, turn and continue seam around the rest of the towel to finish.

And Voila! A quick and easy dish towel!

I love the lemon pattern, but any fabric would be great. The pom pom fringe makes it extra fun!

These could also make a great absorbent burp cloth with a smaller trim or leaving it off completely.

The great thing about them is that they are pretty, but also functional because of the towel backing.

If there are any holes in my instructions or any confusion, please ask away. Please remember I am new at this whole tutorial thing! =)


  1. The ones you made are awesome and totally my style. I vote you just make them and then sell them to me :)

  2. this makes me want to learn how to sew!!! adorable friend...they look great

  3. I received a sewing machine for Christmas and it is still sitting in the box. I think this post just inspired me to learn how to use it! New follower! Your blog is super duper cute!


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