Monday, May 20, 2013

"T" is for Terry Towels Roundup

Sew: diy personalized terry 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:




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


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








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:



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:


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:


3. Cut out letter and pin in place:


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:

2 comments:

Carol said...

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!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

These are darling! Love the cute gingham monograms.