My solution? I went to Goodwill here in San Antonio, bought 2 hand towels (99 cents each!), cut them into 8 mini towels each and voila, problem solved! I did play around with how to finish the raw towel edges, as you can see, I tried bias binding: cute but took too much time (I am a super lazy sewer), a double row of straight stitching (boring), and then, finally, a large zig zag stitch-the winner!!
Step By Step:
- Buy towels, take them home and wash and dry on hot. Maybe add some bleach! Dry towels.
- Cut fresh towels to the size you want. I just kept cutting them in half until they were a size I liked (I just used the lines on my cutting mat as a guide, I never actually measured anything)
- Figure out how you want to finish raw edges. I started out using double fold bias tape, but for me, it was faster to do a zig zag stitch on the edges
- Put towels back in dryer to take away the lint that was created when cutting the towels.
What can you make out of a repurposed towel? Linked up with Ruth over at Living Well, Spending Less! Go check her out!