Sew this: Kitchen Towel Dress – Free Pattern and Template

View File to PrintThese fun “dresses” are made out of kitchen towels and matching fabrics. You can use them or just display them. They work best on a towel rod or oven door. Grab the project sheet from the link in the right-hand corner for printable directions and the free template.

This pattern was created for Craft Warehouse by Jan at the Meridian store.

Supply List:

  • 2 Fat Quarters for dress and ties
  • 1 Dishtowel
  • 10”x 13” scrap of fusible interfacing
  • Optional trims and buttons for embellishment
  • 1/4” seam allowance throughout


  1. Using the template provided cut (2) for dress top and one from interfacing. Fuse interfacing to one piece then put pieces right sides together and stitch around neck opening. Clip curves and turn right side out, press and topstitch around the neck.
  2. Take the top left side and lining left side and fold over to form a tube matching raw edges, right sides together. Stitch downside, then clip corners and armhole for turning. Turn right side out and press. Repeat this for the other side.
  3. Turn under 1/2” hem along the open bottom of top and press. Cut towel in half and gather raw edge to 6 1/2” and stitch in place. Insert gathered raw edge of the towel into the open end so that it lays 1/2” inside and stitch.
  4. Cut one strip 3” x 20” press all sides under 1/4”. Fold the strip in half lengthwise and press, then open and fold raw edges to fold line and fold back in half again and press. Mark the center of the tie band, then the center of the dress front, match marks and topstitch the tie band to the front of the dress.
  5. Cut (2) pieces 3” x 8 1/2” for back ties and repeat step 4 then stitch to back sides of dress at waist.
  6. Add a decorative strip to the bottom. Choose ricrac, buttons or any embellishments to dress up your oven dress.


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