Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"R" is for Ruffle Towels

diy personalized bath towel with ruffles

Make these diy personalized ruffle towels using bias cut ruffles and appliqued letters.  Take a simple bath towel and make it cute as can be!

diy personalized bath towel with ruffles



pottery barn teen ruffle towels

I made my own version for much less than their $37 bath towel, follow the tutorial down below.

diy personalized bath towel with ruffles

diy personalized bath towel with ruffles

personalized bath towel with name

diy bias ruffles on bath towel

Here's how to make the personalized ruffle towel:

1. Prepare fabric letters for applique.
Print out letters (I used American Typewriter font at 250 point.)
Apply double sided fusible interfacing (heat-n-bond) to wrong side of fabric:

how to personalize a bath towel

2. Place print out right side down on light box then place fabric right side down on top of print out.
Trace outline of letter onto paper backing of fusible:

how to personalize a bath towel

3. Cut out fabric letters keeping paper backing on for the moment:

diy cotton fabric letters for monogramming

4. Prepare ruffles.
Cut Kona white cotton bias strips at 1 1/4" wide x double the width of your towel x 3:

bias cut strips to make ruffle

5. To make ruffles run a long zig zag stitch off center of strips, pull one string GENTLY until strip begins to ruffle:

bias cut strips to make ruffle

6. Pin ruffles in place, 3 equal rows and straight stitch down the middle.
Then remove zig zag stitches.

bias cut strips to make ruffle

7. Now remove paper backing from letters, center on towel and iron in place:

bias cut strips to make ruffle

8. Zig zag stitch around edge of letters, tight and narrow, go slow turning towel as you go.

diy ruffle towel with personalization

7 comments:

  1. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing this great tutorial. I really would love to make these for my daughter's bathroom. I'd like to invite you to share it at my Twirl & Take a Bow party. Hope you can stop by.
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  2. Terrific tutorial! Please share your entry on Creative Crafts Thursday, www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com, and any of your favorite projects each and every week!

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  3. What an adorable project! You really should consider selling these on Etsy for those of us who never find time (or courage) to do projects like this. I love them! If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-10/

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  4. I love them, even better than PB's! Thanks for sharing the great tutorial! I'm now a new follower! Have a blessed week, Tammy!

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  5. The towel looks awesome, Jaime. Great tutorial, too. SO much better than Pottery Barn. I'll take handmade by mommy over Made in China any day. xo Jami

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