During pregnancy we brought a ton of those hooded towels for the boy’s bath time, and now they are 2 years old I’ve accepted that they are just too big for them. That and the fact they are getting very ‘precious about their belongings.
So with a heavy heart, honestly I could have cried cutting them up, I decided to refashion them into something more functional.
If you want to make one you will need to gather the following
Sewing bits and bobs
First off, choose the towel/s you want to refashion.
Fold two sides inwards to give you a pointy rectangle, cut away the folds and keep them for later.
Fold the two remaining pointy ends together, this gives you the shape of you bathroom tidy.
Cut out the names to attach to the tidy from your choice of fabric, you can either hand draw or use a cutting machine, I used stencils for my letters
Arrange and sew the letters on to the pieces you cut away earlier.
Place these pieces onto the front of the tidy, pin in place. Sew along the two raw edges of the tidy, cut away any excess fabric. You are now left with two large pockets; sew smaller pockets to suit your needs.
Make a loop out of a piece of ribbon, pin to the top of the tidy, and sew around the hemmed edge of the tidy, securing the ribbon in place.
Cut two strips of fabric long enough to cover the raw edges of the tidy, Place one strip right side down, on to the tidy, sew in place, flip tidy over, fold fabric under itself and stitch in place, repeat on other side. Sew buttons in place.
And now you have your very own toddler friendly bathroom tidy, I used a small hook secured to the side of a bathroom cabinet to hang the tidy from.
Now my toddlers are able to reach their own toothbrushes, tooth paste and face cloth,
What have you transformed your unusable baby items into?
Edit: I have sewn a small piece of bamboo cane that was laying around to the back of the tidy to help keep it flat!
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