Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pretty new look for bath and hand towels

I sorted through my linen press today and came upon a pair of towels
that had frayed badly along the side edges.

Now I hate to waste anything and had left them in the cupboard
because the main part of the towels was still quite thick

I cut 4 strips of fabric the length of the sides plus a few centimetres
for turning in at the ends

Sew onto towel sides,right sides together

Turn to the other side and with a little turn under to hide raw edge 
sew right through all layers.

I am so pleased to get some more life out of these.
I love to make do and mend. It gives me a lot of satisfaction, 
and saves me heaps of money

I had some fabric left over,so made a nice border along 
both ends of 2 hand towels

I am quite pleased with my efforts
Don't you just love days when you achieve so much.

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xx jeanetteann


Kathy Moreland said...

Oh what a fabulous idea! I've never thought to do that, but I shall try it! Thanks for sharing. They look so pretty.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I love how you have repurposed your towels!!!They are lovely now. I like when I can save money too! Nancy

Nancy said...

I love these, Jeanetteann. I feel just as you do. Reuse, repurpose, restyle. Great post!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

The towels now look like fancy specialty towels. I have zigzagged the edges of my old towels and use them for wipe up jobs. But for towels that are otherwise in good shape, this is a great idea!

Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!


Marti @ Sew-Licious Home Decor said...

They are adorable and what a great idea!! I would love for you to link up at my party. Just follow the link....


Tea Cottage Pretties said...

What a great way to fix all my towels! thank you ever so kindly for sharing. Hugs

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a wonderful idea! Your towels look really nice. Wish I could sew. Have a lovely weekend.


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh Oh Oh! I have purple towels that I thought were ready to be down graded to rags. What a great idea!

Have a lovely day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful idea! You could use lace or any kind of trim...I may want to try this! I'm so in the mood to make some changes around my house and this would be a fun touch!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Great idea & very pretty! What is better than recycling? Happy TTF!

Kassandra said...

Very creative idea Jeannette Ann, I´m surely going to try this on my own old towels! And as always, thanks for your lovely comments in my blog, they always make me feel so inspired to keep on doing these things...
Hugs and blessings for you,

Suzan said...

What a beautiful way to make a repair!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wow! these look great! Not only did you rescue them, you've given them a whole new life! I love it!

Doni said...

Yay! I can finally comment! I came by earlier this week and got stuck!!
Those towels turned out so pretty! I love your ideas for reusing and remaking! And while I have the comment form open, I LOVE the white baby pram!! Such a sweet bit of history and nostalgia to have and love!!
Thanks so much for joining my party and sharing your pretties!!

Jann Olson said...

The added fabric gave them such a cute new look. Great and creative idea! Thanks for sharing with SYC.