Reusable Paper Towels Project Instructions By Starbird Designs

Arbor Day Decor Designs
• Cotton Fabric 11.5” W x 11.5”H **Note the fabric
size may need to be a little larger to sew your designs
on, depending on your placement of the designs. Then
cut down to the 11.5” H x 11.5” W
• Terry Cloth: 11.5” W x 11.5” H
• Tearaway backing at least 11.5” W x 11.5” H
• Basic sewing supplies
• Velcro 2 pieces ¼” x ½” or snaps
• Coordinating thread

Step 1:
Lay your designs out as you wish on your
cotton fabric. Hoop 2 pieces of tearaway
backing and sew your designs.

Step 2:
Remove the fabric from the hoop and cut
fabric down to an 11.5” by 11.5” size

Step 3:
Cut the terry cloth fabric to 11.5” x 11.5”
size square as well. Place fabric right
sides together.

Step 4:
Pin the 2 pieces together along the edges.

Step 5:
Sew a 3/8” hem around the edges. Leave
a 3” gap on one side, this gap is to turn
your fabric right side out.

Step 6:
Tuck excess fabric from the gap in and pin
it closed. Hand stitch the opening closed.

Step 7:
Place the 2 rough side pieces of Velcro on the right side of the cotton fabric at the top and bottom corners, about 1/8” from the sides. Tack down with a straight stitch around the Velcro.

Step 8:
Turn the fabric over with the terry side face up. Place the 2
smooth pieces of Velcro on the right side at the top and bottom. Tack down with a straight stitch around the Velcro.

Step 9:
Now your first towel is completed. Repeat steps 1-8 to complete however many towels you would like.

Step 10:
Take your paper towel tube and place a piece of Velcro, rough side, at the top and bottom.

Step 11:
Attach one towel to the roll and other towels to each

Now your reusable paper towels are
ready to be used.

Comments (1) -

When I saw the Headline, I was thinking - - Huh??

I love this idea.  It adds a little smile to the kitchen and a fun conversation piece.  

Yeah for embroiderers and their creativity.

Pat, The Avid Embroiderer

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