Happy Housewife discovered a solution to hanging up towels that we’ve used before. It’s a good one. We also have an additional tip that makes this work even better.
Fold your towel in half the long way. Mark the center of the towel on the outside edge.
Sew a strip of elastic, or a loop, about an inch and a half long to the center of one of the outside edges:
X marks the spot.
Then the children can hang up their towels by the elastic, and the towels hang up right the very first time and do not end up on the floor every time the dog wags his tail in their general direction or somebody walks by and brushes against them.
When we did this, it was one of the very first sewing projects for Pip and Jenny. They were about 8 and 10. They were very proud to be sewing something so useful to the whole family. It really made our lives a lot easier.
Friends of ours who also use the hook solution said they think it makes their towels last longer, too, possible because they get trampled on less often.