No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial


I love my kids, but they just won’t hang the hand towels back up. They pull it off and leave it on the counter or floor. And my baby constantly pulls my kitchen towel off my oven. We just moved and needed new hand towels so I decided to make one that will hopefully stay on the towel rod. #fingerscrossed

These do take longer to put on a towel rod than a regular towel because you have to do the snaps. I thought about using velcro for these towels, but I hate when velcro goes through the wash and attaches to (and ruins!) everything else.

No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial



1.  Get your fabric. Trim the selvage off.

No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial

2. Fold in half with right sides together so that the short ends are together. Sew the long edges together at 1/4″ seam allowance. Turn right side out.
3. Press flat. Optional: topstitch each long side.

No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial

4. Fold the short unfinished edge over 3/8″ and baste.
5. Separate the two pieces of the snap tape, and measure the length needed for the snap tape. Leave about 3/8″ on each side to fold under.

No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial

6. Pin the snap tape over the folded raw short edge to cover the raw edge. Tuck the edges of the snap tape underneath to enclose the raw edges.
7. One snap tape side will be on the front and one snap tape side will be on the back.

No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial

8. Using a zipper foot, sew around the edge of the snap tape to secure it to the fabric in a rectangle. Trim your thread tails and snap your tape together. Good job!

No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial

I love that my kids can’t pull it off unless they really work at it. They usually get bored before that point!

These are super quick to make, and you can make three from one yard of fabric! They would make the perfect, quick sew gifts! I would love receiving one of these as a gift!

No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial

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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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4 thoughts on “No-Slip Hand Towel Tutorial

  1. I had to do this a few years ago because my husband had a bad habit of just throwing the dishtowel back on the stove top! I just used a couple KAM snaps. I also have those knitted towels that hang over and fasten with a button. Before I used the snaps, I just tried a large safety pin. He grabbed the towel, he didn't come off, so he yanked harder and the pin ripped out and flew across the room. Duh!

    Posted on June 20, 2017 at 5:24 pm
  2. Brilliant idea- I have never seen snap tape but I will look for it or maybe make my own?

    Posted on June 18, 2017 at 7:34 am
  3. Velcro would work as well…

    Posted on June 17, 2017 at 3:55 pm
  4. Good idea!! I'm going to get some snap tape and put it on the towels I just bought!

    Posted on June 16, 2017 at 6:26 pm