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Do not throw away your old bath towels .... What she does with them will save you money

Do not throw them away, they can still be used!

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Would like to get your old bath towels transformed and save money? Here is the perfect project for you.

With a few sewing stitches and your hands, you will be able to make yourself a very fluffy and really cute bath mat. So, you will not have to spend for a carpet in store!

Here are the materials to start this project:

  • 3 or 4 bath towels
  • Cutting mat (recommended but optional)
  • Rotary cutter (recommended but optional)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing pins and needle
  • Sewing thread

And now, here is a summary of the procedure (we recommend you to watch the video at the end of this page):

* Cut towels into strips 3 inches wide using your cutting mat and rotary cutter (you can still do the work with a standard pair of scissors but handling the strips will not be that simple).

* Place three (3) strips on top of each other - If necessary, pinch up and make a few stitches (remove the pin).

* For the top band, fold one side towards the center (starting at the top) and do the same with the other side (you will get a thin strip in the center).

* Pinch and repeat the process to fold the entire band (removing pins as you go). Repeat with the other two strips.

* Make a braid with the three (3) strips by removing the pins as you go.

* Once the first braid is completed, repeat the process to produce a long braid (you will need to sew the ends together).

* Once the long braid is completed, secure the end with wire.

* On your work surface, you only have to turn the braid on itself to create a tight spiral. Make sewing stitches here and there to secure everything in place.

NOTE:

Here is a video that will help you learn the technique.

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