Posted by: Paulette
After painting my kitchen cabinets, I wanted some new, dish towels and washcloths. But, I didn't want to spend the kind of money that I knew would be required to get some new ones. And I didn't even know if they had the colors I wanted. My old ones were rags, and the ones that were in good shape were the kind that had cutsie fruit prints on them. I wanted aqua and turquoise.
So, being the thrift store addict that I am, I picked up some bath towels in the colrs that I wanted for about $1.50 each. For the dish towels, I folded the bath towel lengthwise into thirds and then cut along the folds. Then I folded it into thirds ( or half if the towel was a smaller one) again, and cut again. By doing this I got 6- 9 kitchen towels from each bath towel. I also bought a shower curtain that was in all of the colors I wanted. I think it was $5. I also cut that apart for some bar cloths. Wash cloths wre made in a sililar way, just smaller.
For the bar cloths, I hemmed all of the edges, but for the wash cloths and towels, I just used a matching thread and a zig zag stitch on my machine to bind the edges so that they don't fray in the wash.
This is just a few of them, I made a ton!
I also used the old dish cloths and some of the shower curtain material to make new hot pads. I love how everything matches now!