I’ve been having so much fun this week playing around with the sewing machine now that it’s all up and running! After completing my first project, I became even more eager to make anything and everything that I had seen on online. And I could think of no one else to do this with than my fellow Pinterest pro, and best friend, Clarice. When I told her I had my own machine, it was only a matter of time before the Great Sewing Party would commence.
She had told me a couple months ago about these reusable “paper” towels she saw online, so we decided to give them a try! You can find the tutorial that we used here. The process of making them was super simple and overall I think they turned out great!
There aren’t too many materials either. The most expensive thing I had to buy was the snap pliers at $28, which I used a 50% off coupon for and got for $14. The total cost came to about $38, which gave me enough to make 12 towels. (1 yard of fabric = 9 towels) The one thing I would recommend doing is to to buy your snaps in bulk online, as the ones sold in store were priced at $3.99 for a pack of SEVEN! (Which is a little steep for me.) Kam Snaps is a great place to buy online.
I went with a fun fruit theme for my towels to add some color to our kitchen. Clarice chose a super cute bicycle print for hers and paired it with a baby blue terry cloth, which I wish I would’ve thought of! It hadn’t occurred to me in the store to buy colored material instead of white. I must have forgotten that my child is the mayor of Spill City! For now, I guess we’ll see how well the white holds up. 🙂
After the pieces were sewn together, the towels were kind of puffy and loose. Adding a top stitch eliminated this problem completely and made them feel more sturdy.
In the end, the sewing party was awesome and we’re ready to put our towels to the test! This project just really inspires me because it’s good to know that doing things like this just helps the environment that much more. If even one person decides to give these towels a try after reading my post then I will feel accomplished. It’s little things like this that will make an impact and change the world. Also, I’m eager to see how long this batch will last in my house- could end up saving us a bunch of money! 🙂
I will keep you all updated on how they hold up! Until next time… 🙂
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