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corzanna
« on: July 24, 2011 11:07:38 PM »

Hellos,
I have a lot of old towels, an excessive amount. after making washcloth mitts and a terrycloth robe, any other ideas?

thanks!
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Truckermomma
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011 11:13:45 AM »

I use them for soakers in cloth diapers.
My dog loves the toys I made with them, he is a small dog

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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011 11:03:49 PM »

Make a floor mat for the bathroom.  What about pet beds and blankets too - if there are a lot, you can donate some to a local shelter.  Turn some into hair wraps for wet hair.  Any female friends - you can make some more mitts, hair wraps, add them to baskets with homemade scented bath salts, bombs, soaps etc and gift them with spa packages. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011 11:46:51 PM »

Make a floor mat for the bathroom.  What about pet beds and blankets too - if there are a lot, you can donate some to a local shelter.  Turn some into hair wraps for wet hair.  Any female friends - you can make some more mitts, hair wraps, add them to baskets with homemade scented bath salts, bombs, soaps etc and gift them with spa packages. 

loved the hair wraps idea, I haven't thought about making my own
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011 12:15:53 AM »

Oh I forgot - stuffies!!!! 

Here is the pattern for the towel hair wrap.  Add an elastic to one end, and a button to fasten on the other end and voila, ready to go.

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2008/09/04/towel-wrap-for-your-hair/
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011 12:22:29 AM »

a suggestion about the head wrap: put an elastic around the whole opening, I bought a head wrap with an elastic and one without, and the elastic one is so much better in "grabbing" the hair
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washingtonrain
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2011 03:16:51 PM »

what about using elastic thread and making the shirred dresses? you can basically sew it in a tube, shirr the top of it and make straps and have a beach cover up Smiley
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stardust_rain
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2011 04:30:21 PM »

Stitch them together and make it into a sail for your escape raft. And then take it with you when hitchhiking the universe.

Sorry. Someone had to make a H2G2 joke sooner or later. Geeksquad out.

On a more serious note, a friend of mine made an laptop case out of four towels stitched and layered together. She never forgot her towel...
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Animemom
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2011 07:51:47 PM »

Cut them down and cover them with fabric.  Like a quilt and donate them to shelters for them to use in their cages for the homeless animals.  Look at Hug for Homeless Animals.... Grin
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Alexus1325
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2011 12:12:32 PM »

I made myself a set of those reusable fem-pads with towel inserts. Super easy! I just layered two pieces of towel onto some PVC, zigzagged around the edge, a couple lines down the length, et voila!

I can't recall where I found my patterns, but if it interests you, here's a couple similar to the one I used.

http://www.icemoonstudios.com/Patterns/Cotton%20Pad%20Pattern.pdf
http://www.tinybirdsorganics.com/organiccotton/clothpads.html
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