Appliqued/personalized towels are one of my favorite things to make and gifts to give kids and babies, and my sister even just made one for a girl in her neighborhood for a graduation present.
Toddler beach towels are fun to make too – here’s what you need:
- regular bath towel
- fabric scraps
1. Cut out the design (with a Cricut or from any other kind of template) and trace upside down onto the paper backing of the heat-n-bond. Cut heat-n-bond loosely around your design.
2. Press heat-n-bond to fabric and cut out design.
3. Press design to towel and edge stitch around all edges with a contrasting thread color on top and thread to match your towel in the bobbin.
4. Cut a neck hole in the center of the towel. Use one of your child’s t-shirts for a pattern and cut it a little smaller because the towel will stretch.
I used this whale from Create a Critter and the J is from Simply Sweet.
I love that Elliot can wear this towel so I don’t have to worry about keeping it on him at the pool. I’m going to make one for Gus and cut the towel in half. For an adult, you could use a bath sheet.
Happy pool partying!