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« on: March 21, 2018 11:24:18 AM »

 I have been sick for a little while and wanted to do a more simple project to ease me back into sewing. My friend Bunny1Kenobi assured me sewing was like riding a bike. That made me think it would make me feel old, fat, and probably hurt more than I remembered.  Roll Eyes  So I decided to make some un-paper towels. They seemed simple enough and I am crazy for a useful crafting project.
 I made two sets. I plan on having these available in the Fall 2018 STS. I missed the Spring swap by only a few days due to surgery so I'm determined not to miss the next one!
 The tops of these are made with flannel which I thought would be more absorbent than plain cotton fabric. The backs are terry cloth. I purchased and cut it instead of buying wash clothes. The snap together with Kam snaps.
 I also saw on-line that people were making little scrubbies in the same way to take the place of sponges. You can just throw them in the dishwasher or washing machine as well.

 
 The first set I chose a tie dye top fabric so stains wouldn't be as obvious. I love the fun vibrant colors. This one has 6 up-paper towels and 3 scrubbies.

 
 The second set I did I made in paw prints. If it doesn't "sell" in the swap I will give these to my sister for Christmas. This set has 7 towels and 3 scrubbies. I was a little better at cutting out the squares this time around so I got an extra towel out of the yardage.

 Now I need to make myself a set. Cheesy  
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018 11:32:07 AM »

These look great!
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018 04:08:49 PM »

These are adorable!  A great 'welcome-back-to-crafting' project.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018 04:35:01 PM »

I admire this project so much. Amazeballs.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018 04:39:37 PM »

Great job, gozer! Glad to have you back in the land of craft!

So, these are all snapped together on the roll? And then you just unsnap them as you need them? I have a bunch of Kam Snaps and Ive been collecting projects for them. Great idea to use flannel and terry cloth, too!
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018 05:04:49 PM »

So, these are all snapped together on the roll? And then you just unsnap them as you need them?

 Yes. Unsnap when you need one then throw it in the wash when you're done.
 I used 4 Kam snaps per towel but some people use 6. I think it's just preference.

 Thanks everyone for your kind words. I'm going to work on some more of these to use up what's left of the Terry cloth I bought. I really like the scrubbiest too. I made myself some extra ones to clean out my cats food bowls each day without wasting a paper towel.
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2018 06:24:10 PM »

So, these are all snapped together on the roll? And then you just unsnap them as you need them?

 Yes. Unsnap when you need one then throw it in the wash when you're done.
 I used 4 Kam snaps per towel but some people use 6. I think it's just preference.


Thanks for the info, gozer! I have these giant bath towels that I bought and never used, so they might become the fodder for my terry cloth side!
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2018 10:49:54 PM »

These are awesome!
I love the tie-dye!
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2018 04:25:52 AM »

So cute. I need to make these myself!
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2018 09:57:43 AM »

This is the first time I've ever seen or heard of un-paper towels, but that's a great idea and doubtlessly much better for the environment than the usual, disposable kind.  The rainbow one is cool, but I definitely prefer the pawprint pattern sample.

And I'm also glad to see that you're doing better and crafting again!
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