Add a little whimsy this Christmas with this fun Santa hand towel! Perfect for the kitchen or bathroom, your guests will admire its clever design. You can even make one for a hostess gift for the next party you attend. Download the template and printable instructions here.


  • 4 Spools Maxi-Lock serger thread (optional)
  • All-purpose thread
  • Red terry cloth dish towel
  • 1/8 yard white terry cloth
  • Black fat quarter
  • 1/2 yard jumbo rick rack
  • 2 large black buttons
  • Small doll or purse buckle
  • Bamboo stiletto
  • Stuffing
  • Scissors
  • All-purpose thread to match fabrics
  • Rotary cutter, mat, and ruler


  • Baby Lock sewing machine
  • Baby Lock serger (optional)


  1. First, cut the pieces you will need for this project. Using the attached pattern, cut 4 Santa shoes from the black fabric. Cut 4-2” x 3” pieces for the legs.

  2. Match raw edges of the 2” side of the leg to the top of the shoe. Wrong sides together and using a scant 1/4” seam, attach one leg to each of the shoes.

  3. Press seams open. Wrong sides together and using a scant 1/4 – 1/8” seam, sew two leg pieces together, creating two legs. Leave the top of the leg open for turning and stuffing.

  4. Trim the corners and clip the curves. Turn right side out and lightly press. Use stiletto to push the edges of the shoe out.

  5. Cut a piece of the white terrycloth 4 1/2” x width of your towel+1”

  6. Hem the short ends of the terry cloth, but folding the ends ½” and straight stitch.

  7. Fold in half lengthwise and stitch or serge the raw edges to the towel edge with right sides together.

  8. Pin rick rack on top of the woven border on the towel (approximately 3” up from the edge if your towel does not have a border).

  9. Fold under the raw ends of the rick rack at the edges of the towel. Using a straight stitch, sew in place.

  10. Sew the buckle on the rick rack.

  11. Sew the buttons on to the center of the towel just over Santa’s rick rack belt.

  12. Stuff the legs with stuffing. Use the stiletto to push stuffing down into the toe and heel of the shoe.

  13. Fold under 1/4” at the top of the leg and pin to the bottom of the towel. Stitch along the folded edge of the leg and again 1/4” from the folded edge.

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