If you're like us, you find it challenging to pass by a pretty floral pillowcase or a great graphic dish towel—even if you already have more than you need! So many of today's linens are gorgeous and well-designed, they're just too good to pass up. Well, now you don't have to. We've come up with some crafty ways to turn those textiles into something terrific—and useful!
Dish towels, for example, are perfect for no-sew projects. The edges are already hemmed and the fabrics can be fabulous. Plus, some have embroidery, beading, and appliqués. Of course, you can make a quick apron by attaching a sash to the top of a tea towel or fashion a tote bag by gluing the sides of two towels together and adding a strap (let someone else dry the dishes!). But we've also come up with three more ideas for that next irresistible patterned dish towel.