DIY Unpaper Towels Tutorial
DIY Unpaper Towels are a great way to be stylish and eco friendly at the same time! It all started when my friend Sarah posted something on Facebook that she wanted someone to get these for her wedding present from etsy. They were over $50 plus shipping! I told her I would make them for her instead! She loved the idea. These are ones I made for another friend for a wedding gift!
Terry Cloth about 1/2 yard
Cotton or flannel fabric about 1/2 yard
Step 1: Cut out 10 equal squares that are 10 by 10 of both fabrics. Make sure they are very even!
Step 2: Pin right sides together and sew like a pillow leaving about a 3″ gap to turn right side out. Sometimes I like to cut off extra fabric on the corners. To make this easier and skip a couple steps you could just surge the whole thing and leave the surged edges out.
Step 3: Turn right side out and then iron flat.
Step 4: Top stitch around the whole thing about 1/4” around. Then through the middle sew a wiggly line from one corner to the adjacent corner. This ensures when you wash it that they fabric in the middle doesn’t come apart which is very annoying.
Step 5: Hand sew on velcro. I sewed the soft velcro on the terry cloth side and the rougher velcro on the cotton side. Sew two of each on each side. If you have a snap applicator it would be a lot easier to use snaps instead of velcro!
Sew two of the same velcro on two corner and the opposite velcro on the other side on the other corners without velcro. Sounds kind of confusing but hopefully the picture above helps.
Step 6: Put the velcro together and roll up like a paper towel roll. Every time you need a towel just “tear” one off. Use and wash.
Aren’t these towels really adorable! I wish I got to keep them! This is a great weekend project and so eco-friendly! Have a great Saturday
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