The weight of a pen, the scent of a hand soap, the pattern on a tea cup, these observations deliver the little jolts throughout the day that add up and contribute to our daily happiness. We’d take their routine unassuming beauty over an occasional dazzling dose any day.

Super Easy Dishtowel | Purl Soho

One more nomination for the simple pleasures list: our Super Easy Dishtowel. A splash of color, a shot of classic style, and a soft and sturdy heft, they humbly beg your attention.

Super Easy Dishtowel | Purl Soho

This beauty and ease? It’s thanks to our new Garment-Dyed Toweling. Special without being stuffy, this narrower-than-usual yardage does half the work for you with double-fold hems along both selvages, perfect for dishtowels, table runners, dinner napkins, placemats, and whatever else crafty minds dream up!

Super Easy Dishtowel | Purl Soho

With 14 gorgeous colors of toweling to choose from, pick up your favorites by the yard or choose a Garment-Dyed Toweling Bundle. It comes in four pretty palettes of four colors, one yard each.

Super Easy Dishtowel | Purl Soho

For a set of four Super Easy Dishtowels, pick up a bundle, coordinating thread, and some cotton ribbon, then follow along with our Sewn Mitered Corners tutorial for a very tidy finish.

Super Easy Dishtowel | Purl Soho

The style of an heirloom kitchen linen, the practicality of a workhorse, and the satisfaction of the handmade, we’re sure you’ll appreciate the many moments a day you reach for your especially beautiful dishtowel!

Super Easy Dishtowel | Purl Soho

Materials

To make a set of 4 dishtowels, you will need…

Super Easy Dishtowel | Purl Soho

Here are the colors in our bundles and the threads we used…

Super Easy Dishtowel | Purl Soho

BISTRO

  • Toweling: Raw Oats, Thread: 1040
  • Toweling: Putty Gray, Thread: 3170
  • Toweling: Cherry Tomato, Thread: 4930
  • Toweling: Orange Russet, Thread: 4850
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HAYSTACK

  • Toweling: Pine Nut, Thread: 1105
  • Toweling: Raincoat Yellow, Thread: 1600
  • Toweling: Yellow Ochre, Thread: 1680
  • Toweling:Desert Dune, Thread: 2410
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FJORD

  • Toweling: Duck Egg Blue, Thread: 7730
  • Toweling: Pacific Blue, Thread: 7620
  • Toweling: Ocean Fog, Thread: 9310
  • Toweling: Ink Blue, Thread: 7400
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BEACH STONE

  • Toweling: Raw Oats, Thread: 1040
  • Toweling: Putty Gray, Thread: 3170
  • Toweling: Orchid Gray, Thread: 9090
  • Toweling: Rock Wall, Thread: 9500

To make 1 dishtowel, you will need…

Super Easy Dishtowel | Purl Soho

Size

Finished Dimensions: 15 X 25 inches

Pattern

Cut

For each dishtowel, cut a 27-inch length of Toweling and an 8-inch length of ribbon.

Sew

Use a seam ripper to undo 3 inches of existing hem at all 4 corners.

To create the mitered corners and attach the hanging loop, follow along with our Classic Mitered Corner Dishtowel pattern and Sewn Mitered Corners tutorial. The only change to make is at the end, where instead of sewing the hem down around all four sides, you will sew from the top of one seam-ripped 3-inch gap, down around the corner, across the bottom of the dishtowel, around the second corner, and up to the top of that corner’s 3-inch gap. Be sure to backstitch at the beginning and end, and repeat at the dishtowel’s other end.

Super Easy Dishtowel | Purl Soho
Super Easy Dishtowel | Purl Soho