It's summer and therefore: time for the beach!
No more sticky sandy lines between your beachtowels anymore with the Towel for Two!
Easily button up your towels together to get a perfect kingsized towel for 2.
The towels also have a pocket at the top in which you can store your clothes thereby transforming the pocket automatically into a pillow! Also handy to store your belongings in when you are going for a swim and you don't want to keep your valuables exposed!
So if you want to be comfortable, cosy, stylish and sand free this summer: follow the following steps and make your very own towel for two!
Step 1: What You Need:
1 Towel large enough to cut 2 pieces of 40cm x 50cm from
9 Larger buttons
4 Smaller buttons
Needle and Thread
You can use whatever towel size you want, but further measurements given in this tutorial apply to the above measurements.
Step 2: Take Two Beach Towels of the Same Size or Cut Two From a Larger Towel Fabric
Step 3: Cut Out Two Smaller Pieces
These pieces should measure 40cm x 50cm.
TIP: Its easier to draw one out, fold over, pin together and cut 2 in one go! This saves time and you're sure to have two of equal size.
Step 4: Cotton Fabric Strips
and a width of 10cm for the smaller ones.
Step 5: Fold and Press
Step 6: Fold Again
Now you have a nice strip to sew around your beach towels.
Step 7: Add Length
Get two strips, undo the last fold for both and place them on top of eachother with the remaining fold facing outwards...
Step 8: Add Length Step 2
Step 9: Add Length Step 3
Step 10: Pin
Step 11: Sewing on the Strips
Remember to always backstitch at the start and the end!
Step 12: You Should Have
Step 13: Buttonholes
Mark where you want your buttonholes.
Sew the first buttonhole 7cm away from the top and then add another one every 18cm to evenly divide them along the the whole side.
Make sure to always make your buttonholes 3 to 6mm wider than your button is!
Step 14: Sewing Buttonholes
Mine in this picture shows the 1-2-3-4 step
1. stitch up
2. stitch across
3. stitch down
4. stitch across
Step 15: Cut
Step 16: Marking
Step 17: Marking
Step 18: Buttons
Hand stitch them on the markings you made in the previous step!
Step 19: More Buttonholes!
When you keep a ruler (or measuring tape) beside the 40cm side, you can mark a buttonhole at 13cm and one at 27cm to have them evenly divided.
Step 20: Pin Together and Sew On
Remember to keep the side with the buttonholes open! So you only sew it on on 3 sides!
Don't forget to backstitch at beginning and end!
Step 21: Sew the Small Buttons On
Step 22: You Are Finished!
Step 23: Big Enough for Two!
Happy sewing and have a beautiful summer!