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Turn a boring towel into a cool new pair of pants.

Perfect for a pool party, swim meet, or water fight.

These towel pants are simple and easy to make.

 
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Step 1: Supplies

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1. a large towel

2. scissors

3. elastic

4. thread (the same or similar color as your towel)

5. pen or marker

6. a large piece of paper

7. pins

8. a sewing machine

Step 2: Make a Pattern

Find a pair of pants the size you want the towel pants to be.

Fold these pants in half lengthwise and lay them on a large piece of paper.

Trace the pants leaving a half inch extra all around and an extra 2 inches for the waist.

Cut out the pattern.

Step 3: Cut the towel

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Fold the towel so the edges of it meet in the middle.Then you will only have to sew one side.

Pin the pattern on top.

Cut around the pattern.

Repeat so that you have two pieces, one for each leg.

Step 5: Waist band

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Fold over the waist.

Sew around it leaving a few inches not sewed.

Attach a safety pin to the end of the elastic and work it through the waist.

Sew the ends of the elastic together and sew the hole.

Step 6: Done

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Enjoy your new towel pants!

gr8conartist5 months ago

Gonna have to make a set for the whole family!
Might have to consider shorts also.

Such a great idea with easy instructions to follow.

dkleinman5 months ago
Cool way to clean dirty kitchen floors!!! Lol
jessyratfink5 months ago

This is so so smart! Especially for when you get out of the pool and have to walk around somewhere super air conditioned afterwards. :D

Abigail025 months ago
Look so cozy!!

Great idea! They look super comfy and would be great for a day at the beach!

Triclaw5 months ago

neat idea , are they hot ? sure is an easy way to dry off

moon flower (author)  Triclaw5 months ago

I finished them yesterday and haven't had a chance to test them.

I suppose that the thicker the towel you use the hotter the pants will be.

MrsMalookie4 months ago

Wow! Think I want to make these, they look so comfy!