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robe made from towels

user-510460 | Posted in Patterns on

Some years ago I saw a great idea for making very simple bath robes from towels. Recently I had a chance to get some terrific towels–they are very large but not as big as beach towels. The pattern I remember was based on the kimono shape.

Any ideas?

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  1. Jean | | #1

    http://www.sew-whats-new.com/fme/beachcoverup.shtml

    This is for a pullover but it could easily be adapted to an open front with a tie belt.

  2. Tish | | #2

    I did that out of old towels and didn't use a pattern.  I used basic rectangles and all right angles to construct the back, front and sleeves.  For the front, I split the towel down the middle lengthwise and put the cut edges in the seams and the selvages at the front opening.  After I constructed the body, I cut a rounded neck and added a peaked hood.

    I sewed it all on a Singer Featherweight (straight stitch only) then did a big blanket stitch over all the seams with contrasting thread.  It was worn seams out with a cord belt.  My daughter wore it at the pool and after baths for years, then it went to my nephew.  Last time I saw it, my niece was wearing it.  It's about fifteen years old now.  Maybe it's time I made some or my sons!

  3. lindamaries | | #3

    Hi...I was just looking at Newark Dressmaker Supply's catalog and saw a pattern for making a hooded bath coverup. It was called Animal Wrappers II. The pattern had tissue plans for a ladybug, bear, rabbit etc. They wanted about $7.00 for it.

    web address http://www.newarkdress.com

    I think I'm going to make one for my nephew who is about 14 months. It would be nice for the swimming pool.

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