Monday, August 6, 2012

Towel Turned Travel Bag


 When I found this towel, I knew I had to do something fabulous with it...


I'd love to proudly hang this is some chic bathroom but, even as supportive as my husband is, he would object to a bathroom being so vibrant and pink.

I quite like things both vibrant and pink so I thought I would turn my towel into a tote of sorts.


Something to hold my bathing suit.

 
Or...


This project really is so easy.

Find a hand towel you like.  I found mine in the clearance section of Home Goods for $3.

Fold your towel to decide how deep you want your pocket to be and how long or short you want your flap to be.


When you decide on a size you are happy with.  Line the edges of the pocketed section up and sew both sides closed.  I promise even a novice sewer can do this. 


The existing binding on the edge of the towel already has a stitch line you can follow when sewing your sides closed.

Match your thread, follow the seam and sew your towel closed.


If your skills {and sewing machine allow}, you can make a button hole and attach a button to close your towel turned tote.  *I do not have such skills but fortunately my mom does.


Don't get discouraged if you don't have button hole skills, you can add a snap, velcro or even a ribbon to close your towel turned tote.


Then, it's up to you what you want to do with it.


Throw it in your overnight bag and put your dirty clothes inside.

Use it at the beach and throw your wet bathing suit inside.


Have a bachelorette party to go to, and you don't want to give the expected naughty gifts, this would make a great lingerie travel bag for the bride to be.  Better yet, get a blue towel and make it her 'something blue'


Or, maybe you have a color blind husband that wouldn't mind having a vibrant pink colored bathroom.  If that's the case, just hang it on your towel bar :)

43 comments:

  1. The towel is so fabulous, and you turned it in to a great accessory for travel or whenever! Great job!

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  2. Amy these look like they'll make excellent stocking stuffers! (Sorry I'm already in the Christmas mode) ;)

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  3. Love the towel...and funny story, I have pink towels from my "single parenting days" and not just pink, but HOT pink...hubs was having problems losing his towel during the police academy because EVERYONE was using white towels...amazingly, when he started bringing the HOT pink towel...he always had his there when he got out of the shower... :)

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    1. I loved your story. I guess that's one way to make sure no one will steal your towel :)

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  4. Okay, you're going to need that when you come to visit. Bring two swimming suits. (Fancy lingerie not necessary, but a pair of comfy pj's will be perfect for lazy pancake breakfast mornings.) And while you're here you can help me make my own. ;)

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  5. That's such a fun idea!! Amy, you are so darn creative!!!

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  6. I love that! That's a Cynthia Rowley towel... she's a way famous designer. Awesomesauce.

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  7. Love it! And the towel you used is too cute!

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  8. Love up cycling simple objects into useful and pretty things! Great job..thanks for sharing.


    ciao bella
    your newest follower
    creative carmelina

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  9. You're so creative. I should really dust off my sewing machine one of these days! A large one in a fun boy print would be great to pack with my boys for trips away from home to stash all of their dirty clothes in - it's every man for himself!!! Then next I'll have to teach them to wash them when they get home ;)

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  10. This is such a good idea! And it's adorable. :) My husband also lets me do whatever I want in the house usually, but pink...nope.

    (I guess I should have made towels one of my challenge items since this is totally unique.) ;)

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  11. Such fun-so cute and girly-and dare I say USEFUL!
    DONTCHA LUV IT when you come up with something like this-I'll bet he's proud of you and your crativity too-even if he doesn't want PINK all over.

    Jonell

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    1. Thanks so much Jonell. I adore each and every comment you leave.

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  12. Cool idea!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  13. I wish we had a Home Goods!!!! ARRRRGGG!!! The nearest is three hours away.

    Love the towel AND the DIY!

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  14. Such a darling idea - especially since towels are often on sale around now! Thanks for sharing! Linkin' up from Adventures of a DIY mom :D

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  15. This is great...you are so clever!

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  16. ok this is awesome - i saw this pinned on pinterest and was like - wow that is amazing, i need to make that - then i go to visit your site today and it was your project!!!! you always inspire me and motivate me to make my world more lovely!

    i wish many features of this project upon you!!!
    :)

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  17. How cute! What a neat idea. Might be nice for new mothers, too, for nappy (that's a diaper in Brit-speak) stuff.

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  18. Such a great idea, and I love the pink :)

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  19. So cool. I love the towel you choose it's a great color and pattern.

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  20. Amy that is way too cute!! What a grat idea, and I too love the hot pink color. The fact that it was orginally a towel is great too since you can just wash it along with your bathing suit, or lingere. Another winner!!! I adore this site!

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  21. So awesome! I love this idea! I would love to add a strap to it too! Popping over form the Sugar Bee link party! =)

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  22. This is so cute. What a great and creative idea. Thanks for sharing it on "I Gotta Try That" You have a great day!
    Marcie

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  23. Very cute! I love those projects that use stuff that already has finished edges!

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  24. Great idea - love the towel design!

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  25. Love this idea Amy! And you go girl, rocking a little bikini!!! You are a clever, crafty, bikini clad chickie 'in heels'!!!

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  26. Great idea! Especially as a gift! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  27. So cute! I love the color. Do you honestly think I could sew it? Something inside of me is repeating "Not a chance" over and over. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  28. What a fantastic idea! I love that towel, but my husband would probably be opposed to me hanging it in the bathroom too :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  29. I never would have thought of this but it's genious! What a great way to use those "too girly" towels. :-)

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  30. haha! i just clicked on this from financial friday over at kelly's and it's YOU! love this idea girl, LOVE it!

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  31. I JUST LOVE IT! You are so stinkin' creative.... I love the fact that you can easily wash it, if you do use it for dirty laundry or wet suits. So cool!

    ((Hugs))
    -Heather
    stringtownhome.blogspot.com

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  32. LOVE THIS! THanks for sharing at the Financial Friday Link up! Kim@Singledou[b]t

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  33. What a great beginner project. And you're right - that is a fantastic towel print. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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  34. This is really cute! I love that pattern! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  35. LOVE!!! Such a great idea and love the print!!

    I featured you on my blog today, come check it out :)
    http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/08/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-44.html

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  36. This is super cute Amy! I would have never thought to make a travel bag. Youre so crafty :)

    Ps.. You were one of the most viewed links! Im featuring it Thursday at 7 pm

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  37. This is such a cool idea! I'm featuring you this week at Well Crafted Wednesdays!

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  38. Hi Amy,
    Love the idea and the towel print. Thanks for sharing it.
    Have a look at my blog I’ll be so glad.

    Hugs from Portugal

    Ana Love Craft

    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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