Embellished Adult Bath Towels

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Making Over,Sewing

personalized applique bath towel

You know how I love to embellish towels…this is one I did recently forĀ  a baby shower gift. I’ve also done this, and this, this, and this. And these are really fun and cute for babies and kids, but what about for your bathroom?

bath towel project craft

You can do anything with bath towels and fabric. For my two regular size bath towels, I

  • cut two rectangles of my fashion fabric (about 5″ x 30.5″),
  • pressed down 1/4″ on each side,
  • pinned the fabric to the towel so that the bottom edge of my fashion fabric was just above the finished edge of the towel,
  • and edge stitched all the way around, being careful not to stretch as you go.

I did a bath towel too, so now all my towels match my bathroom a little better and are so much cuter! You could also add

  • jumbo rick rack
  • cotton lace
  • ribbon
  • applique
  • embroidery

I finished these in an evening and that bathroom has taken another step in the right direction!

Happy crafting!


1 Patti September 23, 2010 at 10:19 am

What a quick and easy way to dress up a bathroom. Thanks for sharing!

2 Milcah September 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm

So cute! What a neat idea!!

3 Patricia September 23, 2010 at 6:16 pm

I’m not even joking when I say I went to JoAnn’s today to look for fabric to do this very thing in my bathroom this very day!!! How funny. Unfortunately I didn’t find anything I liked so I’m going to have to do some shopping at some other fabric stores. I was worried that it would look kind of “homemade” but it actually looks really great! Now I’m going to do it for sure!

4 Kelsey September 23, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I always end up choosing really fun fabric…one of these days I need to do something classy. I guess I just like fun! I’m going to tackle another bathroom’s towels soon…

5 Sue D September 27, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Very cool idea to jazz up your bathroom! I like the gift giving possibilities too.

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