Don’t get rid of those old, worn-out bath towels! Freshen them up with some homemade bias tape and turn them into cute washcloths instead.
The first thing you’ll need to do is make your own fun, colorful bias tape. Click here to get last week’s how to.
Next, find an old towel that has seen better days.
Get rid of those shriveled up towel ends.
Then cut the towel into 10″x10″ squares (or whatever size you desire).
Mark your desired corner shape with a washable fabric marker. I used a canning jar lid for my template.
Cut along your lines on each corner.
Open your bias tape and pin around the edges of the washcloth lining up the raw edges of the bias tape with the raw edges of the washcloth.
Leave a couple of extra inches on both ends of the bias tape.
Start sewing your seam a few inches from the end of the tape.
Sew the bias tape to the washcloth using the first fold line as your guide.
Stop sewing a few inches before the end of the bias tape. Fold and press the ends so the folds are touching and use the folds as your seam guide.
Right sides together, pin and sew the ends of the bias tape along the pressed fold.
Trim and press the seam allowance open and finish stitching the bias tape to the washcloth.
Refold the bias tape and bring it around all the edges of the washcloth and pin in place.
Using a zigzag stitch and going slow to be sure to catch the edge of the bias tape, sew the bias tape to the washcloth and remove the pins as you sew.
Use a fun combination of bias tape to create your own fresh new set of washcloths from your old towels.
Have fun and stay tuned for another fun bias tape project next week!
Don’t forget to read The Beauty of Bias Tape Part 1: Make Your Own to get started!