It’s this kind of detail that takes a handcrafted item up a notch. A hanging tab made from a handwoven band is more than an accent for a handwoven hand towel. The small hanging tab, mostly unnoticed, adds a statement: This towel has a purpose. It is meant to be placed where it will be used.
How to Make Hanging Tabs for Towels from a Handwoven Band:
- Mark cutting lines on the woven band. My lines are 4 1/4″ apart.
- Zigzag forward and back on both sides of the marked lines, leaving room for cutting apart.
- Cut the band apart at the marked lines, between the zigzag rows.
- Decide where and how to place the hanging tab.
- Position the tab, and push the zigzagged ends to the fold inside the pressed and folded towel hem. Pin or clip in place.
- Stitch the towel hem, securely catching the ends of the hanging tab.
- Use the towel. Enjoy!
Your prayers matter. Pray a blessing on your children and grandchildren. Your prayers add a detail to their lives that sets them apart. The blessing we ask is that they know the Lord. That they will call on the Lord. That they will say they belong to the Lord. Ultimately, our prayer is for the Lord to place them where they live out the purpose for which he has designed them.
May your prayers reach the heart of God.
14 thoughts on “Making Hanging Tabs for Towels”
What are those very nifty clips you are using to hold your tabs/hem in place for sewing?
Hi Cate, They are fabric clips. I found these nifty clips in the quilting section at Hobby Lobby. They work better than pins in so many situations.
Beautiful photographic study of geometric forms. Lines, angles, shading, colors…
Hi Gabriela, What a nice compliment! Thank you! That gives this another level of interest – an artist’s view.
All the best,
You have such an amazing sense for design and color! And your weaving is out of this world! Funny expression! Plus, I recognize the towel rack in the bathroom! Lovely!
Hi Shari, I like the idea of being out of this world! haha Ah yes, that towel rack is one of my best finds from IKEA.
I love your hanging tabs and have been inspired to put them on some of my towels in the future.
Hi Cindie, That’s wonderful! To tell the truth, I didn’t start out putting hanging tabs on towels. After I figured out how useful they are in our home, I raided my inkle and band weaving stash and added tabs to all my handwoven towels that didn’t already have one. 🙂
Thank you again for teaching us a new weaving tip & and leading us in wisdom.
Psalm 90:12-17 “Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom…..Let us, your servants, see you work again;
let our children see your glory……” (NLT)
That’s a beautiful reflection. Thanks for sharing!
Well I guess now I need to get an inkle loom! Maybe my Bob can make me one! Something new!!
Hi Liberty, I don’t think you would be sorry. I have enjoyed many years of weaving pleasure with my inkle loom. All those times when people asked what I was making… haha …nothing in particular.
Have a great weekend,
Very Nice, Will make these on my next teatowels. In love with the striped one in the pictures. Is it possible to buy the pattern?
Hi Jo, I consider it a great compliment that you are interested in buying a pattern. Unfortunately, I don’t have any patterns to sell.