No matter how tidy you are in the kitchen, there's always the need for some sort of cloth to keep the bench clean.
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?
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...ReplyDelete
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!! :)ReplyDelete
Don't you hate how easily tea and coffee leave stains! Great that they can be repurposed, and keep on keeping on.Delete
That's a great idea! I have store bought kitchen towels and I do use paper towels for greasy messes.ReplyDelete
Smart idea Pam! I confess that I use shop bought cloths and paper towels, but yours look a lot nicer!ReplyDelete