How To Make A Bath Mitt

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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

Materials needed to make a bath mitt

  • 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.

Cut out pattern pieces for bath mitt

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!)

Sewing pattern piece 2 and 4 together

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. 

Stages of sewing a bath mitt

(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)

Sew around the edge of the bath mitt

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?

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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4 Replies to “How To Make A Bath Mitt”

  1. Kim Carberry says:

    What a fantastic idea to reuse and repurpose something. I have old towels which would be fantastic to make something like this. x


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