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Terry-Cloth Caddy

Terry-Cloth Caddy

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2003

Introduction

Clear off bathroom countertops by storing toiletries in a hanging organizer. To make one, just stitch a few seams in a hand towel.

materials

  • Hand towel (about 19 inches by 40 inches)
    Straight pins
    Sewing machine
    1/2-inch-diameter dowel (2 inches longer than width of towel)
    One yard grosgrain ribbon

  • Straight pins

  • Sewing machine

  • 1/2-inch-diameter dowel (2 inches longer than width of towel)

  • One yard grosgrain ribbon

steps

  1. Fold down top of towel 1 1/2 inches; pin, then sew to create a channel for the dowel.

  2. Flip towel over; fold it onto itself so it overlaps about 5 inches; pin.

  3. Repeat to make a second pleat so bottom edge of towel is bottom edge of caddy; pin. 

  4. Sew along both sides of towel, leaving channel at top open and reinforcing pockets' corners. Sew two more seams to divide towel's width into thirds.

  5. Pass dowel through channel, tie ribbon to both ends, and hang.

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