I took the towel bars out of my house the first week we lived here. I hate them. The moment I brought my first baby home my towels ceased to hang evenly so, rather than continually harping at my kids about one more thing, I stopped fighting it and found a great alternate. Hooks. Or knobs. Or hooks with knobs!
The one drawback is the fact that a towel can easily slip off hooks or knobs so I started sewing hanging tabs on them a few years back and now my life is near perfect. I usually sew this with a decorative twill tape but couldn't find any that I liked this time so I just used the shower curtain fabric and now everything matches and looks cute to boot.
So here's another tutorial but this one is super quick and requires just a tiny amount of fabric.
For each towel cut a piece of fabric 6 inches by 2 inches. Fold in half, lengthwise (and right sides together), and stitch the open side closed using a 1/4" seam allowance. Turn your fabric tube right side out and press well, making sure your seam is right down the middle.
Sew an edge stitch down each side. This will help it keep it's shape even after laundering.
Fold the towel in half on the long side and put a pin in marking the center. Measure 2.75 inches away from the center and stitch one end of your tab down with the seam up. Stitch forward and backward once and be sure to backstitch so it stays secure.
Now flip your tab over toward the center and stitch at the previously stitched end making sure you stitch out just far enough so your raw edge is completely hidden.
Now repeat these two steps on the opposite side of the center pin. You'll have to scrunch your towel up for this part but just take your time and it'll be perfect.
Snip your threads and hang up your towel. Now you have a pretty, practical solution to an age old problem (uneven towel hangage, ugh!) and you'll no longer be covering up your pretty new towel hooks!
Thank you Craft Gossip!