Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tutorial: Simple Baby Beach/Bath Towel

Here is a super easy tutorial for recycling that old 'odd-one-out' towel that you may have hanging around in the airing cupboard. This took me one baby nap to make ... so it is a really quick and easy project.

Simple Baby Beach/Bath Towel Set
You will need:
- 1 clean old towel
- bias tape
- cotton for sewing

1) Take your old towel and using this diagram as a guide cut a square and a small triangle (hood)
2) Sew your bias tape to the outer edge of the hood
3) Pin the hood to one corner of your square and sew in place
4) Sew your bias tape around the entire square

NOTE: You can use the remaining toweling material to make a matching flannel ... ...or a friendly bath buddy ...
UPDATE
Another idea for this project is available here: http://rachaelrabbit.blogspot.com/2011/10/crowns-and-princesses.html

15 comments:

dottycookie said...

She looks a little surprised to be in the towel - but it is a gorgeous set. In a larger size hooded towels are very useful at the swimming pool too ...

Sue said...

very nice, quick, easy gift, but your model doesn't look very happy. Maybe she's worried about these nudie photos. Is Mom going to show these to my friends some day?

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Great idea! Your little princess looks adorable wrapped in her new towel!

hetty said...

What a great idea! And I love the polka dot fabric that you used for the binding. Little bunny is adorable!

Rebekah said...

Very cute! Your daughter and this towel are so adorable

C. C. said...

That is so cute and will be very handy! Your baby sure is growing big!

Have a nice weekend!

C. C.

two hippos said...

What a fab idea, love the bias tape.

Louise said...

Hi there! I can't wait to try out one of your tutorials, everything just looks so nice! If only there were more hours in the day...! Thought I'd let you know, I've just started my own blog, in case you want to pay me a visit! Louise x

Kyoko said...

How effective! Great idea :D
Thank you for sharing your tutorial.

silverpebble said...

Just gorgeous - the towel and your exquisite little tot. Many thanks for the tutorial. Hope all is well x

Charlie P said...

Ooh, you're full of great ideas!
I particularly love the friendly bath buddy!

Simone said...

You are so inventive Rachael. The tutorial is great - very easy to follow.x

lucy said...

This is so amazing I have just invested in these beautiful baby bath towels from well cultivated and they do have their own hooded range but being able to make them special will mean the kids love them even more. excellent idea's and great inspiration.

Alison Boon said...

what a fabulous idea, and so cute too.

Rima said...

This is such a great idea, and what a great towel!

Rima
www.yarnydays.com

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