My 3 little kidlets are growing out of their hooded towels (sniff, sniff) and a few of them are getting just plain worn out. My awesome S-I-L made a few when they were born and they have been loved to pieces.
A couple months ago I saw this picture in the PB Kids catalogue and the wheels started turning. I would have just dealt with the old towels a little longer cuz I'm cheap like that, however my family and I are relocating in a couple weeks and there is, a-HEM, one....bathroom...for my family of five. And I'm just gonna need a straight clean line of towels for each one of us that can be hung or hooked and that's that.
So, here is the beginning of the project! Get all your stuff together first of course.
I printed out their initial on the computer and cut them out. Then I let the kiddos pick which fabric they like from my scraps, (only requirement was that they must coordinate with the shower curtain, of course!)
Continuing with my love/hate relationship with Walmart, The best price I found for decent sized and thickness of white towels was at Walmart for about $3.45 a piece.
Just so you know, the PB ones are about $22.50 a piece and not sure if that includes the personalized name.
The fabric is now stuck to it and you cut it out.
Then peel the backing off and measure and center your letter where you want it and iron some more. (Don't you love my vintage Smurf ruler?! Yes it is the real deal, and yes I still have and use it!)
And voila! It is on the towel, ready to be appliqued.
Unfortunately, my sewing machine broke! So they sat like this for a few days. But my wonderful momma came to the rescue!
She satin-stiched them for me (again in the colors the kids chose, thus the pink with the yellow letter) and they look picture perfect! Thanks, mom.
Aren't they GREAT?!
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