I am not a fan of the average dishcloth.  Partly because it means hard work is happening in the kitchen, but also because I find them not nearly absorbent enough for my liking. 

I don’t like coping with a soggy dishcloth after drying 3 dishes! So I’ve taken to making my own. 

I have found that thin beach towels make good material –  absorbent, without being overly fluffy.  For the latest batch, I bought this pair of chic chevron beach towels at Mr Price. I cut each one into 4 pieces and hemmed the exposed edges.   Zig Zag dish Towel DIY recycled from Beach towels

Here they are – neatly stacked with a beautiful Plume and Perch tea towel – a gift from a special friend.

Recycling as always, but this time recycling something new 🙂