A Little Mummy Dishtowel

So if you’ve visited before you know I’m a sucker for cute dishtowels.

I think it makes it easier to do the dishes.
Not that I use these for dishes – but still . . . ;)

And since I haven’t done a Halloween Dishtowel in a while I thought it was time to rectify that!

I whipped up a cute little Mummy Dish towel! Perfect for adding some Halloween fun to your kitchen – or as a hostess gift for all the costume parties you’ll be going to.

Isn’t it cute? It’s really simple too!! It’s just strips of white muslin sewn with a cute little face peeking out!

I think it would be a pretty cute little pillow too.

This is really simple to put together – here’s what you’ll need to make your own!

• 21″ x 28″ piece of fabric for dishtowel – or use purchased dishtowel. I used Osnaburg for mine.
• strips of white fabric cut on the bias (diagonal to the selvage) – about 336″ of 2″ wide strips
• scraps of black fabric for eyes and mouth
• white and black thread
• Wonder Under fusible webbing

Begin by cutting out your eyes and mouth. The eyes on mine are about 1/2″ – but you can make them any size you’d like!
Iron the eyes and mouth to one side of the fusible webbing. Remove the paper backing and iron the face to the lower half of the dishtowel piece.

Machine stitch around the pieces with a small zig zag stitch. (you can also embroider them on if you’d prefer.)

Begin laying on your white fabric strips, starting at the bottom of the dishtowel. (If you are not using a store-bought dishtowel, hem the bottom edge of the towel first.)

Trim the first strip so it’s just slightly larger than the width of the dishtowel. Sew the strip to the dishtowel 1/4″ inside the top edge.

Keep layering and sewing your strips on, working your way up towards the face. Angle the strips a bit so they look like mummy wrappings.

Once you reach the smile, leave that section open in the center and continue sewing on strips until the bottom half of the dishtowel is covered.

Once you have your strips on, trim the extra white fabric on the sides. Hem the two sides and the other short end of the towel.

And that’s all there is to it! You now have a cute little mummy dishtowel to show off!

What do you think?

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  • This little guy is SO cute, Bev! And so different from what you typically see for a Halloween dishtowel. Love him!

  • Reply October 22, 2012

    Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Okay, Bev, that is too cute!! Great tutorial too. :)

  • Reply October 22, 2012


    This is by far the cutest dishtowel I have EVER seen!
    I bet is is adorable, looking on in your kitchen as you cook some fabulous Halloween meals….

    How fun!
    Thanks for the tut!

    Hugs, Crystelle

  • Reply October 22, 2012

    nest of posies

    ohmygoodness. if he was real – i would squish him. he’s so cute! love it!

  • Reply October 23, 2012


    I love this! So simple and cute!

  • Reply October 23, 2012


    Wow, another cute dishtowel project on my to-do list, and he is just super adorable!!!!

  • Reply October 23, 2012


    This is so adorable and creative – I love it :) Thanks for sharing!


  • Cute – that would be a really fun handtowel in my kids’ bathroom!

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early :) Thanks, Peggy. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-5-linky-parties-are-back.html

  • Reply October 24, 2012


    Seriously the cutest thing I have seen this Halloween season!!! adorable!

  • Reply October 25, 2012


    Oh my goodness this is absolutely adorable!

  • Reply October 25, 2012


    Bev! This is adorable!

  • This is adorable!!! Saw you on a linky party and came to say hello : ) Love your cute little mummy towel!

  • Reply October 26, 2012

    holly lefevre

    so darn cute…I did a mummy project and never posted it…but our projects would be friends! :)

  • Reply October 27, 2012


    This is just too darn cute. I’m pinning this one to make for next year!

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