Summer Project: DIY Embellished Pool Towel

Head to the water in style with a DIY embellished towel. Using a simple bath towel and your favorite cotton fabric, you  can create a fun and easy summer project great for all ages! Continue reading to see how to make your own.


Bath towel - any size or color

Quilting cotton fabric - 1/4 yard

Sewing machine, iron, rotary cutter and mat, thread, scissors, pins


First, measure the width of your towel and cut the length of your fabric 2" more than the width. You may leave the width of your fabric as is (like we did) or trim it to your liking.

Next, fold over the edges a half inch and press with iron. Then, fold over another half inch and press with iron. Repeat for all 4 sides.

Using pins, pin fabric piece in place on towel. We placed our fabric 2 1/2" from the bottom of the towel.

Next, sew along all edges to secure fabric to the towel. Stitch a straight line as close to the edge as you can. 

Give your towel a quick press and you're done! Now you are ready for the pool, beach or lake!

Happy Sewing!

~ Michelle ~  

Jun 19th 2021 Michelle Broadway

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