12 Toweling Fabric Sewing Projects
Little Fabric Shop has just started carrying toweling fabric. We have both yarn-dyed woven and printed toweling options. There are so many projects that can be created with this type of fabric. We have compiled a list of some of our favorite toweling sewing projects.
What is toweling fabric?
Alexia Marcelle Abegg for Ruby Star Society designed these new toweling’s. This fabric is sold by the half yard and is 16" wide. The fabric is pre-hemmed along two sides and is 100% cotton. This type of toweling is perfect for quick projects including napkins, curtains, bags, placemats, valences, and table runners. Toweling works well for machine and hand embroidery as well as applique. It is a slightly lighter weight fabric than canvas and has a looser weave.
12 Toweling Fabric Sewing Projects
1. Chore Coat Toweling Jacket
Our first toweling project is from Ruby Star Society. This Chore Coat Toweling Jacket tutorial was created by the toweling designer Alexia Marchelle Abegg. She designed a fun way to make her new fabric into a loose-fitting jacket, utilizing the pre-hemmed edges for some shortcuts. It's a great layering piece to throw over a t-shirt and jeans, use as a coverup, or even wear around the house. The fabric is soft and comfortable also.
Hey Let’s Make Stuff has created a fun and simple toweling curtain tutorial. Because two edges of the toweling fabric are already hemmed, this project goes quickly. The Easy Tea Towel Curtain tutorial requires just a few seams and a tension rod. You will curtains in no time at all!
3. Tea Towels
So here is about the simplest tea towel sewing tutorial we have found. Even better, you only need to finish two of the four hems as the Ruby Star Society toweling is already hemmed on two sides! On Sutton Place has created this easy Tea Towel sewing tutorial. Add handmade beauty to your home with this fun pattern.
4. Table Runner
Here’s another simple project. Create a custom table runner from toweling fabric. All you will need to do is measure how long you would like your table runner. Cut your fabric one inch larger than needed to allow for the seams. Double fold each end by ¼” and then sew to finish. That’s it! You will have a beautiful handmade table runner in just minutes!
Follow the exact same steps as you did above to make a table runner, only this time cut the toweling fabric shorter in length. That’s it – again! Custom placemats with virtually no work. Gotta love that!
6. Bags, Totes, Wallets
The toweling fabric is a great weight for making bags, totes, and wallets. We just made this adorable Lined Drawstring Bag pattern last week. The fabric is super easy to work with and we love how it turned out. Check-out the Petal Pouch and Minimalist Wallet patterns in the Everyday Essentials Booklet by Noodlehead for more great accessory options.
Pincushions are another simple sewing project that work great with toweling fabric. Fluffy Puppy Quilt Works has a beginner friendly boxy pincushion pattern. The How to Sew a Cube Pincushion tutorial will guide you step-by-step through the process of creating making this cute project.
8. Mug Rug
Last Valentine’s Day, we created a Heart Mug Rug sewing tutorial. This beginner friendly pattern will work great with toweling fabric. Whether you choose to make the foundation paper pieced heart or just use solid fabric, this fun project will have creating mug rugs for family and friends.
9. Reusable Paper Towels – “Unpaper Towels”
The Reusable Fabric Unpaper Towel DIY tutorial was created to allow more earth friendly options for the home. This is an intermediate sewing project and will require you to make buttonholes and add snaps. We love the creativity of these unpaper towels and how they help reduce waste while at the same time making clean-up easy!
10. Pillow Cover
Fresh Crush Co. has an Easy Tea Towel Pillowcase tutorial that is a fast make. Use toweling fabric to create a fun home décor accessory. You can even add cute embellishments like buttons or trim to this project.
Toweling fabric will work great with this 10 Minute Dish Towel Apron tutorial from the Fynes Designs blog. Instead of a dishtowel, use the toweling fabric. You will also need ribbon – or even cotton twill tape. That’s it! Head to your sewing machine and you will have a brand-new apron quickly.
12. Origami Bag
Our final project is an origami bag. The Tea Towel Origami Bag tutorial from the Orange Bettie Sewing and Crafts blog will guide you step-by-step in making a functional and adorable beginner friendly bag. The drawings in this tutorial are very easy to follow. Substitute out the tea towels with toweling fabric to create this project.
We hope this toweling fabric sewing ideas blog will give you inspiration when using this beautiful and versatile fabric. If you make any of these projects or have fun ideas to add, please let us know. We love seeing your work and sharing it with our sewing community! Happy Sewing!