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Tea Towel Uses

Tea towels are excellent for drying your kitchen dishes, glassware and cutlery. Some alternative tea towel uses which you may or may not have considered are :

  • Wrap a gift in a tea towel and tie with ribbons to give a double present.
  • Place on tea trays to absorb spillage and prevent cups and saucers sliding about.
  • Cover kitchen machines such as mixers and food processors to help protect from dust.
  • Use as a hand drying kitchen towel.
  • Drape over naturally drying drainer dishes to protect from insects.
  • Use as a picnic food cover.
  • Drape over your breadboard and butter dish to protect from insects.
  • Use as table napkins.
  • Food cover for plates of sandwiches and cake.
  • Place on an occasional table top for decoration and protection.
  • Use as individual tablecloths.
  • Drape over freshly prepared bread, rolls and toast to help keep them warm.
  • Place over rising bread.
  • Bread basket lining.
  • Shelf lining inside cabinets.
  • Sew into throw pillows and cushions.
  • Sew into a rice/cereal filled microwave heat pack.
  • Make a linen tote bag.
  • Make a dust cover for a special book.
  • Sew 2 or 3 cut and altered tea towels together, add cotton twill tape, and create a nice unique apron.
  • Sew into a tube shaped holder for plastic shopping bags.
  • Pin as decoration to the rear of wooden doors.
  • Cover a cork noticeboard.
  • Sew together to make designer cafe-style kitchen curtains.
  • Picture frame for wall art.

More tea towel uses can be found at the very interesting My Tea Towels blog.

How to look after your tea towels can be found here at the My Tea Towels blog.

Every tea towel tells a story at the Virtual Tea Towel Museum.

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