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I love finding new ways of using up and upcycling my old towels when they get too grey or worn. And today’s tutorial is perfect for repurposing and recycling your old towels. Here is how to make a bath mitt.
How To Make A Bath Mitt From An Old Upcycled Towel
These bath mitts are perfect for using in the bath or shower. And a bath wash mitt serves the dual purpose of being a handy soap saver too! They make a great gift idea, and are perfect for making bathing more accessible for certain less dextrous people.
With my free bath mitt sewing pattern, here is how you can make your own.
You Will Need
- Some towelling fabric – I used an old towel, but if you were making this for a gift you could also use new towelling fabric.
- A sewing machine. An overlocker/serger is not essential, but is useful
- My Bath Mitt Template – a free sewing pattern
- Pins, coordinating thread and scissors
How To Sew A Bath Mitt
Take the bath mitt pattern and cut one piece of each of the pattern. If you do not have a serger or overlocker, it may be worth you doing an edge stitch with an zig zag or edging stitch. You can also get specialist edging feet for standard sewing machines. I like to overlock or edge the straight edges of pattern pieces 1, 2 and 3 before I begin.
Place pattern piece 4 over pattern piece 2 as pictured and sew around the thumb piece. I sew with a standard sewing machine then overlock or use an edging stitch (as towelling fabric tends to fray bits!)
Flip open the resulting piece, then place the semicircular piece one on top, and finally place piece 3 over the top. Sew all the way around, ensuring all the layers are caught in the stitches as you sew.
(TIP: I like to sew around first with a standard sewing machine at a 1cm seam allowance to ensure all the layers are secure. Then I overlock or do an edging stitch to make sure the fabric doesn’t fray bits all over)
Finally, flip the whole thing the right way out, pushing out the curves and corners. And you have a finished bath or shower mitt with a soap pocket that makes a great soap holder! Happy bath time!
Love This Post With My Free Guide To Making A Towelling Bath Mitt? Why Not Read Some Of My Other Sewing And Crafts Posts?
I love to show you really easy sewing projects that you can make. I have quite a few free sewing patterns here in my content. So why not read these other posts I have written?
- Zero Waste Projects For Your Home
- See my guide to starting a shop and setting up to selling on Etsy.
- How To Use Up All Your Fabric Scraps
- Things That Are Perfect To Sew And Sell
- Which Sewing Machines Are The Best?
I hope that this has given you some good ideas. Will you be making this upcycled towel bath mitt? I would love to hear how you get on! Let me know in the comments, or find me on social media
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