Friday, November 27, 2015
A Gift a Day Gift Twenty-Four: Bath Sheet
Glad I did too as I got some really good fabric out of them that I'm using to this day and about, oh 2 to 4% of what I got from the bags just got donated back to the store after it moved, but the bags were definitely worth it.
Anyway, I realized this year that, once again, I didn't have enough fabric to make a robe to fit either one of my kids (every year I seem to have to relearn that lesson when it came to the fabric), so I finally decided to make a bath sheet for my husband out of it.
I went online, Amazon actually, and looked up bath sheets to get some basic dimension ideas and then I cut the fabric out as big as I could while taking off the uneven bits (since the dimensions of a bath sheet were just a bit bigger than the cloth as a whole). I then sewed a couple of different shades of bias tape around the outside edge of the towel (because I didn't have enough of either one color). The varying shades of blue actually came out looking rather neat.
I was going to embroider a letter or something cool onto it, but decided against it as it's a towel and my husband gets pretty dirty in his profession, so I figure if I bleach out bias tape I won't cry, but bleaching out embroidery I put a lot of work into...THAT would make me cry.
The dimensions of the final product, by the way, if you do a bath sheet correctly is about 40" x 70". Mine ended up being closer to 40" by 65".
Total Cost to Make Gift: Nothing as I had the materials.
Total Time to Make Gift: About an hour.