Easy Grain Sack Dish Towel Farmhouse Valance

I recently purchased some Park Designs Farm House pattern dish towels.  They have dark red grain sack type stripes on a neutral homespun fabric.

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They are completely no sew and very easy!


Here's how I made and hung them too:
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This is one of the dish towels with stripes down one side.  They came pre-folded.

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I made a cut in the towel about 1/2" above the centerfold of the towel.   Then I simply ripped it to the finished hem on the other side and cut the hem.  Tearing the fabric made it easy to get the cut even.

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I used Peel N Stick doubled sided fabric fuse to hem the bottoms of the towel edge.

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I laid the fuse tape along the fold and then removed the paper tape strip.

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 Then I carefully folded the material over the sticky strip.  You can stick and re-stick the fabric to get out any puckers prior to ironing your fuse tape. Then I ironed the towels on the iron's cotton setting.

I stained my clothespins with the steel wool/vinegar stain I keep on hand to age wood.

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I hung one towel on my rod with one clothespin on the end and another on the edge of the towel but in the center of the rod.  Next I added two more clothespins to hang the center of the towel.  You must try to even out the extra fabric between clothespins.

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Here are my finished dish towel curtains hung by clothespins!  The curtains cost me $16 for the towels, and $4 for the fuse tape.  They are perfect for a farmhouse style kitchen.

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8 comments:

  1. They look beautiful, Carlene! I love this idea!

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  2. want to try this. I love these curtains.

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  3. very cute!
    I took my "silverware drawer" off the wall and put the drawer back into the cabinet where it belonged...and now have no place for my fork and spoon. I like yours here over the window. It sets off the curtains in your farmhouse kitchen nicely!

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  4. what a great idea, im love it!
    ps. kisses from Poland:*

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  5. Very clever Carlene and it looks great. Have not used that fabric fuse but looks like a good product to have on hand. I think my friend upholstered an ottoman using it ... a no-sew job and it turned out great.
    Thanks for that tip.
    Audrey Z.

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  6. Wonderful idea - but oh how lucky you were that the stripes were printed on the straight grain! I've been stung several times when tearing something like a sheet to make curtains - after tearing (which is the only way to find the straight grain) I was disappointed to find the pattern had been printed somewhat across the grain, and appeared crooked on the piece I was hoping to use! Your curtain is wonderful - and your method a real time save.

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