I've been wanting to make these for ages and finally got
It's not my original idea and there are other tutorials out there - with neater edges and prettier fabric, but I wanted to show you how I made mine simply and quickly using an old towel!
I have several of these kiddie hooded towels that my girls used to love but have now grown out of:
They are quite faded worn, but still perfectly good towels - so I had to find another use for them! This seemed to suit perfectly!
So here's how to make an old towel into useful re-usable kitchen roll!
You will need:
An old towel
First cut your towel into squares.
I cut mine to 20 x 20cm (8x 8") -
I got about 16 squares out of one towel.
If you have an overlocker (serger) you could finish off the edges to prevent fraying.
Cut small pieces of Velcro around 2cm (approx 1") long.
Pin and Stitch 2 pieces of one side of the Velcro (hook) to the top and bottom left corners of a towel square; and 2 pieces of the other side of the Velcro (loop) to the top and bottom right corners of the underside of the square like this:
Stitch all the way around each piece of Velcro and also a cross in the middle to hold it securely in place:
Repeat this for each square of towel you cut.
Now you can simply connect each square together using the Velcro pieces to make one long roll of reusable kitchen towels!
If you have a towel holder - you can glue 2 pieces of Velcro (or use sticky Velcro if you have it) to the holder to attach one towel to.
Then keep attaching the squares and rolling them around the holder:
For the downloadable PDF version of this tutorial, click here.
Now I still have four of these hooded towels left. But I only need one roll of reusable kitchen towels since the towels will just be washed and erm...reused! :)
The others I think I'll just cut into larger squares and use for ever useful floor cloths!
What have you used your old towels for?
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