Towels can get worn out pretty quickly from getting washed all the time, especially if you buy the cheap ones. But there are other alternatives for these worn out towels aside from turning them into rags or tossing them out.
Here are 15 ways to upcycle towels:
1) Make A Pet Bed
Make a cozy space for your pet to relax on by sewing two towels together. You can find a tutorial on how to make one here.
2) Make a Bath Mat
Your old towels will make the perfect bath mat. Learn how to make one by watching the video below.
Source: Burgundy Macrocosm
3) Make A Watch Band
Need a new watch band? Make one out of your old towels. You’ll find the tutorial here.
Want some super cozy slippers? Grab a pair of flip flops and sandals and cover them with pieces of a towel. Get the full set of directions here.
5) Dish Towel
Turn your old bath towels into pretty kitchen towels with a few stitches and some embellishments. Learn how to make one here.
6) Bath Pouf
Make a bath pouf that you can easily toss in the washing machine from old towels. Get the tutorial on how to make it here.
Need a little organization in your life? Turn an old bath towel into a hanging caddy. These are great to use in damp bathrooms because you can just toss it in the washing machine or handwash it if it starts to smell mildewy. Learn how to make this cloth caddy here.
8) Beach Bag
Terry cloth also makes a great fabric for a beach bag and you can easily turn your towel into one. You can find the directions on how to make one here.
Towels also make super cozy pillows. Just stitch a few towel pieces together and fill it with stuffing.
10) Swifter Pad
Don’t buy expensive disposable Swifter pads. Use a small towel or piece of a towel on your Swifter instead. You can put them in the washing machine and use them over and over again.
11) Stuffed Animal
You can make adorable stuffed animals from towels, like these little teddy bears. They are perfect for babies because they are super soft and can also be easily washed. Learn how to make one by watching the video below.
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12) Towel Wrap
Keep your bath towel in place by making a spa towel wrap. All you need is an old towel and a some Velcro. Get the details in the video below.
Source: Kelly Barlow Creations
Instead of buying baby bibs you can upcycle towels and make your own. You can find the directions on how to make them here.
14) Pot Holders
Your old towels can also be transformed into some pot holders. Get the instructions here.
15) Cover A Chair
Use a towel to change the look of a chair and give you some cushioning.
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