Monday, May 20, 2013

"T" is for Terry Towels Roundup

6 ideas for diy personalized towels

Easily make your own personalized towels to keep or give using terry cloth towels and nearly any cotton fabric.

Stay simple and go with the single letter in black:

single letter monogram on terry towel


full name personalization on bath towel

For some girly fun add bias strip ruffles and a typical 3 letter monogram:

monogram on hand towel with ruffle detail

Here I made a coordinating set, hand towel and washcloths:

single letter monogram on hand towel


full name personalization on bath towel with ruffle detail



full name monogram on bath towels

full name monogram on bath towels

This combination below was for a brother and sister who share the kids bathroom, same font and size but different color fabrics designating boy and girl:

single letter monogram on hand towels

single letter monogram on hand towels

How to personalize any terry cloth towel:

1. Print letter to fit towel.  To save ink print letter outline only in draft format.
(Here I used Georgia font at 300 point.)
Also iron fusible med. weight interfacing to wrong side of cotton fabric:

how to add a monogram to towels

2. Using a light box place print out right side down then place fabric on top of letter right side down.
Trace outline of letter directly onto interfacing:

how to add a monogram to towels

3. Cut out letter and pin in place:

how to add a monogram to towels

4. Sew in place with a tight zig zag stitch, keep your needle in the down position when rotating around curves and corners for a seamless look:

how to add a monogram to towels

2 comments:

  1. Super-cute and fun ideas! I've done some very simple towel additions by just sewing on bands or ruffles of fabric, but I have never tried the monograms. That would be so sweet. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. These are darling! Love the cute gingham monograms.

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