Wednesday 14 March 2018

Easy to Make Reusable Kitchen Cloths

No matter how tidy you are in the kitchen, there's always the need for some sort of cloth to keep the bench clean.

I've recently whipped up a bunch of kitchen cloths - all made from tea towels.

One tea towel = four kitchen cloths.

They couldn't be any easier to make...
  • Cut a tea towel into quarters
  • Hem the two un-hemmed sides - as per Cloth Table Napkins tutorial

A few years ago, I cut up old tea towels and roughly zig zagged the un-hemmed edges. Keeping them clean and smelling fresh has been easy, as I just bung them in the wash with tea towels.

Although the old kitchen cloths are still functional, I thought it was time I made some with neat hems.

Two family members, happy I had made extras, took some for their kitchens, whereas another said... Don't even think about making me reusable kitchen cloths - she prefers to have single use wipes. Fair enough - each to their own.

The reusable cloths definitely cut down on costs, not to mention keeping old synthetic cloths out of landfill. However, I do still use paper towels for some messes.

Tell me, how do you like to keep your kitchen benches clean?

... Pam


  1. Hi Pam. I make my kitchen clean ups from t shirts. I love making skirts and dresses from tshirts but not always those designs or ads on them so those are what i use . Two sewn together with their logos facing and I have a very absorbent toweling. I use old towels to use as rags to use for cleaning rags...

  2. Hi Pam, I also cut up my old kitchen towels, especially with tea and coffee stains, and serge the edges to use for tidying up cloths!! :)

    1. Don't you hate how easily tea and coffee leave stains! Great that they can be repurposed, and keep on keeping on.

  3. That's a great idea! I have store bought kitchen towels and I do use paper towels for greasy messes.

  4. Smart idea Pam! I confess that I use shop bought cloths and paper towels, but yours look a lot nicer!


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