Kitchen Cleaning · small budget

Multi Use Kitchen Rags (Made from Old Kitchen Towels!)

Good morning, everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are getting back into the groove of things!

One of the gifts we received this year was some new kitchen towels, so I decided to retire a few of my old towels and turn them into kitchen rags, which I use for general kitchen cleaning, dish washing, and even napkins! This is a good way to get some extra use out of towels that aren’t in their best state anymore, plus it saves money since you can use them to replace, or at least in addition to, paper towels and napkins. My mom has used kitchen rags for years, and they’re a useful, frugal addition to the kitchen.

This is also a perfect project for beginner sewers, since it doesn’t matter too much if you mess up, and there aren’t any fancy stitches or anything like that!

I started by laying out each towel and cutting it into smaller squares or rectangles.

I cut one towel into eight pieces, and the other two into six, making a total of twenty rags.

Then I zig zag stitched the raw edges. Another nice thing about using old towels to make these is that some of the edges are already finished! And by the way, you don’t need a fancy sewing machine for this… in fact, I got a simple machine when it was marked down at Aldi! If you do have a serger, you could use that to make your rags instead.

And that’s it! Super easy kitchen rags that save you money!

Now you may be wondering, can I just cut apart some towels and not finish the edges?

The answer is, yes, you can, and I have done it, but it’s not the greatest idea, since the edges fray and then end up getting tangled in knots in the dryer. Eventually they end up looking something like this…

So anyway, I do suggest taking the time to finish the edges. 😊

Now you can go cut up some old kitchen towels, if you have a few, and maybe start saving a little money, too!

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