DIY Fall Kitchen Towel

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Learn how to make a DIY fall hanging towel with a free hanging towel sewing pattern. Use an autumn towel or add a pumpkin to the top for a festive look.

When I’m out in the morning or the evening, I’m starting to feel the crisp air of Fall. It’s still hot in the middle of the day, but I’m anticipating Fall and Halloween and all the fun decorating.

I haven’t started decorating for Fall quite yet (I’ll probably start tomorrow!), but I want to. I decided to add make fall kitchen towels so that I don’t go crazy with decorating for Fall too early.

I used my free hanging kitchen towel pattern, to make a Fall version. Some have just fall colors, and one has a little pumpkin! They make me smile every time I see them, and I love not picking them up off the ground multiple times a day!

Diy fall kitchen towel

These are the towels I made with some cute Fall towels I found at Joann Fabrics*. I kept them simple so that the prints of the quilting cotton and the towles could be the focus. I love how they turned out!

Diy kitchen towel with free pattern

What is a PDF sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.

Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again. Learn how to use PDF sewing patterns.

Diy fall kitchen towel

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Diy fall kitchen towel

DIY Fall Kitchen Towel


  • 1 hand towel
  • 1 fat quarter of quilting cotton that matches the towel
  • Scraps of orange and green fabric
  • Scrap of interfacing
  • Plastic snaps and tools
  • Sewing tools
  • Sewing machine
  • Free kitchen hanging towel sewing pattern – get it at the end of the post

Do you just want the pattern and tutorial as a PDF? Get the pattern and photo tutorial for just $5. You won’t need to access the internet every time you want to make it. Or get the Pattern Bundle with ALL the PDF tutorials!

Diy fall kitchen towel supplies

Cut the towel in half lengthwise.

cut towel in half lengthwise

Cut out two of the hanging towel pattern pieces. I chose the curved version. Cut out two orange ovals that are just small than the pattern pieces with a point cut into one side. Cut out one green rectangle 2 inches wide and 3 inches tall.

Cut out interfacing for one pattern piece and both pumpkin pieces.

cut out two pattern pieces and one oval and rectangle

Apply the interfacing to the back of the fabric pieces.

interface one pattern piece and both pumpkin pieces

Fold the towel to fit the pattern guide and place it on the straight side of one pattern piece. Place the other pattern piece on top with right sides together. For a more detailed tutorial check out the hanging kitchen towel pattern tutorial.

Sew around the edges and corners but leave the curved section open. Trim the corners and notch the curve.

sew towel into two pattern pieces

Fold the rectangle in half lengthwise and press. Take each long side and bring them in to meet in the middle and press. Fold all three folds with the long raw edges enclosed inside and press. Sew down each side 1/8 inch from the edge.

Fold the green rectangle in half and place the raw edges at the right side of the point of one pumpkin piece. Place the other pumpkin piece on top with right sides together. Sew around the edge with a 1/4 inch seam allowance and leave a hole. Backstitch when you start and when you stop.

place stem on one pumpkin and place the other pumpkin right side together on top

Notch the curves and clip into the point through all the layers and even through the stem seam allowance.

clip at point

Turn the towel and the pumpkin right side out. Press them flat while tucking the seam allowance inside.

turn right side out

Edgestitch around the edge of the pumpkin to close the hole. Add a couple of rows of stitching through the pumpkin to create pumpkin lines.

press flat and edgestitch to close hole

Edgestitch around the edge of the towel top to close the hole and to give a nice crisp edge.

press flat and edgestitch to close hole

Add a snap to the top of the curve and right above the towel.

add snap to towel

With the top of the towel folded, place the pumpkin on the curved section. Pin it in place but only through the layer that folds over.

pin pumpkin onto fold of towel

Sew around the sides and bottom of the pumpkin to attach it to the top fold of the hanging towel. You finished!

Diy fall kitchen towel

Get the Free Sewing Pattern here!

Diy fall kitchen towel

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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