New Series: Take & Make

Take & Make

Take & Make is a new series about recycling, upcycling or repurposing things you already have. We all have things, such as, old towels, or blue jeans that could be reused in very clever and usable ways.

So without further a do. I am going to start out the series by showing you different ways to repurpose an old bath towel. The colors of the towels are up to you and I do hope you enjoy it. All you need is simple sewing skills and a sewing machine.

There is a fabulous tutorial here or you can try and follow mine.

First I chose two old rattie towels to "try" this on so please, I know they don't match that well.

Supplies: 1 hand towel, 1 bath towel, sewing machine, scissors and pins
step 1: lay your hand towel horizontally on the table and cut in half. You will only use one half so this one hand towel actually makes 2 projects

step 2: Lay your bath towel horizontally on table and find the middle. Mark this with a pin. Next, find the middle of your hand towel and line it up with the middle of the bath towel and pin. You will then sew this where the two pieces meet along the top with about a 1/2 inch seam allowance. That is really up to you.

step 3: You will now take the two top corners of your had towel and bring them together an sew across the top. In the end you will have 1 long side open, 1 long side that is folded, and 1 top short side that you have just sewn. The other short side is attached to your bath towel. The next step is optional. Measure about 2 inches down from the folded side corner and sew diagonally . Then trim off the corner piece.

This is what the finished hood looks like
 Anothe optional step you can do is after you have sewn across the top of the hood, you can trim off the top (above the stitch line). You will have two pieces. I used these two pieces to add hooks for my kids hands in the corners of the bath towel.

Here is the final product withour the hand loops. It did turn out rather nice dispite the raggidy towels and mismatched colors.

Stay tuned for PART 2: SPA HEAD WRAP

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