Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hanging Hand Towel for Little Ones

This is one of my "surprise" projects mentioned in my March Projects the other day.

I want Gracie to be able to wash her hands without much help from me.  In the hall bathroom, our handtowel holder is located rather high which makes it difficult for her to reach the towel when she needs to dry her hands.  I solved this problem by sewing ribbon onto a couple of handtowels and hanging the handtowel on the ring which makes it easier for her to reach.

The two handtowels and ribbon.

First, I cut off 8" of ribbon and pinned it to the upper left corner of the towel.  This is the back side of the towel.
Here, you can see how I stitched the ribbon onto the towel.  I basically made a square and X'd the square.  I also did a zigzag across the fold of the towel.

Here it is hanging in our {tiny} bathroom.

I added a regular handtowel for the grownups.

Here is the other towel.
This took about 15 minutes to do and only took that long because of the time it took to take the above pictures.

One final word of advice:  When you buy new pink towels, wash them separately.  DO NOT just think to yourself, "Oh, they'll be all right," and stick them in a load of regular wash.  You will regret it.

Coming soon:  a post about using Oxi-Clean to remove red and pink dye from white clothes!  Stay tuned!
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  1. I couldn't help but to chuckle when I read about washing the pink/red hand towels. That is SO something I would do.

    Have a great day!!!

  2. Fortunately, most of the pink came out by soaking in OxiClean for a couple of days. Anyway, lesson learned! :-)