“Swim like a Fish” Poolside Towel

Materials

  • Purchased bath towel
  • Cotton print fabric, scraps

Tools

  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Fusible interfacing

Basic Supplies

scissors, pen, straight pins, iron and pressing surface, copy paper

Directions

STEP 1

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions to fuse interfacing to wrong side of print fabric scraps.

STEP 2

  • Print out patterns. Trace patterns onto interfacing side of fused-fabric scraps; cut out patterns.

STEP 3

  • Arrange fish patterns on towel. Pin in place. Use zigzag stitch to sew around edges of each piece. Trim thread ends. Zigzag stitch water bubbles above fish. Trim thread ends.

STEP 4

  • For handle, cut 3”x9” rectangle from scrap fabric. Press short ends under 1/2”. Press long edges under 1/2”. Fold rectangle in half lengthwise, matching edges. Stitch around rectangle 1/8” from edges. Trim thread ends.

STEP 5

  • Find top center of towel by folding it in half. Use pin to mark center. Place ends of handle 1” out from either side of center mark. (Note: Let handle ends overlap towel 1”.) Stitch square on ends of handle to secure.

Tip

  • 1. Raid your fabric stash for brightly-colored print scraps that are relatively no-cost to you.
by April Moffatt

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/3491/f61631b8-b4d6-4074-b6c2-af9f734aab65.pdf



“Swim like a Fish” Poolside Towel
“Swim like a Fish” Poolside Towel