A bath towel
Plus some fabric
And you have a really cool looking towel!
I added a fabric strip to the green bath towels for our camper.
Here is how I made them:
The towel had one plain short side without any decoration. On this short side, I cut off the finished ridge or edge of the towel.
I measured across this short end and added 1″ to the measurement and cut a piece of cotton fabric at 5 1/2″ x 27″. This was not cut on the crosswise of the fabric, as I did not want it to shift while sewing it to the towel.
- Folded all edges over to the wrong side 1/2″ and pressed
- Folded this piece in 1/2 lengthwise and wrong side together and pressed
- Opened the fabric back up and sandwiched the towel in between with the top of the towel right on the center pressed line
- Made some hand basting stitches about 1/4″ down from the top of the towel
- Folded the fabric back on the front of the towel and pinned and pinned
- Stitched close to the fold with a walking foot, made sure to catch both sides of fabric
- Stitched both short ends closed
- Removed basting stitches
- And added a small hanging loop on one end!
The blue towel is leftover from the Picnic Pockets.
I cut a plaid fabric strip that was 3″ wide and 1″ longer than the towel. After folding the 2 short ends over 1/2″, I folded this in 1/2 lengthwise and wrong side together. Then opened back up, and folded the long edges to meet in the center.
I folded the fabric again and sandwiched the right edge of the towel in between. I used a straight stitch along the fold to attach.
Then I used a four thread over lock serger stitch twice down the opposite raw long edge. To finish, I cut a 2″ fabric strip, made in the same way as above, and sewed just the 2 short ends to the front of the towel for a hanging loop.
A cool kitchen towel for camping!
Or add ribbon ties and a front pocket and you have a neat utensil roll for picnics!