Making Towel Toppers: Tips of the Trade

Towel toppers come in many different styles. Here are some tips for making towel toppers in the hoop!

Who knew there were so many types of towel toppers? ITH Hoots from Inspiration Mutz is completed in two hoopings. Tabs are embroidered first, then towels are attached to the toppers with Velcro, which makes them easy to remove for washing.

The Towel Topper Set from Ronells Creations also uses a Velcro strip to attach the towel.

Here is another creative method for making a towel hanger. Mar Lena Embroidery includes a chef design to stitch on the towel for the Chef Apron Toppers Set. The towel hangs over the back and removes easy for laundering.

The Aussie Flower Towel Topper from All Stitches n Paint is created entirely in the hoop. These garden-fresh towel toppers would make lovely gifts and include sewing-themed motifs, too.

Kitchen Towel Toppers from Threads of Embroidery have the hanging hole stitched right in.

Floral Towel Toppers from Sew AZ Embroidery are perfect for spring! The set contains one flower topper with a cutout hole and two ribbon hanger toppers.

Bring the warmth and worship of a stained glass window from the cathedral into your kitchen. Cathedral Window Towel Topper from Stitch Delight makes an elegant holder for a hand towel or tea towel.

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Tips for Embroidering Towel Toppers:

  • Stitch on water-soluble fabric-type stabilizer for no-show stabilizer edges.
  • Use the same thread in the bobbin as that with which you are sewing. That makes the back pretty, too!
  • Stitch on 100% cotton and prewash to reduce shrinkage.
  • Use polyester thread. It withstands heavy laundering and does not fade.
  • When embroidering on the towel, use a water-soluble or heat-away topper.