Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How To: Make a toothbrush travel pouch from an old towel

You will need:
  • An old towel
  • Decorative scrap fabric
  • Ribbon
  • Scissor
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
Note: I started out planning to use velcro tabs, but threw that out the window so disregard them!
  1.  Cut out a 9x12 inch rectangle from the decorative fabric. 
  2. Lay the 9x12 inch fabric triangle over the center edge of the towel like so. Pin and cut!
  3. Set aside fabric triangle and cut a 5.5x12 inch rectangle from the towel. Lay the smaller rectangle on top of the bigger one. Place the finished edges of both towel rectangles toward the top of the travel pouch. 
  4. Pin the small towel rectangle to the big one and sew together - leaving the finished edge on the small rectangle not sewn.                                                                                                                                                        
  5. Sew pockets for toothpaste and toothbrushes. To do so, sew a line from the base towards the finished edge of the small towel rectangle every 4 inches. {Note: Don't be in a hurry like I was or you'll get crooked pouches. Opps!}                                                                                                                          
  6. Now then, lay our finished towel piece and the decorative fabric right sides facing each other and pin.                                                                                                                         
  7. Sew the two pieces together around the edges, leaving a two or three inch space to pull the fabric back through like so.                                                                                          
  8. Fold the unfinished material in together and pin. 
  9. Insert your ribbon between the layers and pin together. Sew!
And there you have it! Your very own travel pouch made from a recycled towel.


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