30 Days of Pinterest – Day 25
A few years ago, my sister in law made me one of those neat spa towel wraps for your wet hair. I was looking for a Pin to make one of those, when I came across a bunch of beach/spa towel wraps. I forgot about my favourite old towel wrap – its fate was sealed by my dog back when he was a crazy puppy. So I decided to make one of these first.
Out came the new-to-me sewing machine that I’ve now had for 10 years, unused. I dusted off the cobwebs, had my neighbour remind me how to thread the machine, and away I went!
What you need:
- One towel (thinner is better than thicker, so it’s easy to sew)
- Safety pins
- Velcro (by recommendation I bought the sticky back velcro – wonderful stuff!)
- Sewing machine (or by hand)
- Strong thread
Begin by pinning the length of the towel, so you end up sewing a straight line. Hint: stripes are very helpful for this! Make the fold just a little bit bigger than the elastic you choose to use – not too large of a pocket or the elastic can twist. Next, stitch all the way across the towel.
Attach a safety pin to each end of the elastic; secure one end to the towel. With the other end, feed it through the tube all the way to the other side – then attach the safety pin to the other end. Sew each end so the elastic stays in place…remove pins.
Hold it up to yourself at this point and determine where the velcro will go. Attach the velcro – the sticky stuff is magic, as you can remove and play around with the fit if it’s not quite right at first. Once you have found the right spot for the velcro, stitch it on.
Here’s the finished product. No modelling for you this time, sorry, ha ha. Fairly simple, but I am happy with it!
Next, I am going to make a matching towel head wrap for my hair. I’m definitely going to be the most matchy-matchy Mummy after baby W’s swimming lessons this summer!
If you are a more skilled seamstress than I, you could try towel wraps with straps or cute embellishments, too. I think this would make a cute gift. You could even add some soaps/lotions, a good book and/or a bottle of something bubbly and summery!