Sewing to Spruce Up Your Kitchen

By on September 6, 2020

You can use your sewing machine to spruce up your kitchen. You will get functionality out of the projects and, most importantly, save money. The range of items you can make is vast; including coasters, tea towels, and potholders.

So what are some of the items you can spruce up your kitchen with?

Tea Towels

Tea towels are easy to make, and you can incorporate different colors and designs for more variety. You will need:

  • 1-yard absorbent fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
  • Iron
  • ½” grosgrain ribbon
  • Pins
  • A standard size kitchen towel measures 18 inches by 28 inches. When cutting, include an extra inch for hemming purposes. One yard should give you four towels.
  • If the material has any wrinkles, use the iron to smooth them out.
  • Now, hem the pieces using the sewing machine. The fold should be about a quarter of an inch.
  • Put the grosgrain ribbon on top of the fold, and you are done.
  • Washing the towels before using them will soften them.


Do you want to know how to make a simple reversible DIY placemat? Here’s how.

  • Two rectangular pieces of fabric, depending on the size you want with a 1-inch allowance
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
  • Iron


  • Iron out any wrinkles on the fabric.
  • Lay one of the rectangular fabrics on top of the other.
  • Pin the sides into place
  • Sew all the edges but leave a 3-inch gap on one corner.
  • Snip the corners so that they lay flat
  • Flip the mat inside out. Iron the sides’ flat, paying extra attention to the edges.
  • Now, sew a topstitch to lay it flat and keep it that way.
  • Close the gap for a finished look.


  • 2 cotton fabrics measuring 8 by 8 inches
  • One towel measuring 8 by 8 inches
  • Pins
  • sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Ribbon or a loop if you prefer to hang the potholder


  • Place the cotton squares with the right sides facing each other.
  • Put the towel on top.
  • Pin all the fabrics together.
  • Now sew the edges with the sewing machine leaving a 3-inch gap.
  • Trim off any excess towel.
  • Snip the corners so that they lay flat.
  • Turn the potholder inside out.
  • On one side, you will have fabric plus the towel. On the other, you will have the material only.
  • Fold in the opening and close the gap. If you are incorporating a loop, use the hole to secure the loop.
  • Do a top stitch around the potholder and trim any strings. It is crucial to ensure that you have one continuous line when sewing the top stitch.


You do not need to spend a lot of money to spruce up your kitchen. All you need is a little time and a sewing machine check out, and you’re good to go. Using our tutorial above should be easy, and you can have as many designs as you wish. Kitchen accessories also make fantastic gifts for family and friends. Creating your own is inexpensive yet a gift that most people will appreciate.