While I don't need any hand towels (thanks to my awesome grandma who has knit me lots) I do need some larger ones for the dog. We always keep one or two by the door but they're too small to be effective. When I saw these cute towels I thought they would be perfect and I paired them up with some leftover fabric from my living room curtains, kitchen curtains, pillows, table runner, bench, and fabric covered balls.
If you're looking for fantastic step-by-step instructions, head on over to Little Bit Funky to see hers. If you're more of a picture person, then this is the post for you.
One difference from the original tutorial to mine is that I didn't cut mine in half but instead used the whole towel. Our dog is a big dog, so she needs a big towel.
Another difference is the original called for ribbon but I didn't have any that matched my material so I decided to make my own straps. As you can see, I don't have fancy sewing gear. Who needs a rotary cutter or self-healing mat when have a yard stick?
As you can see, each towel turned out slightly different (perhaps because I didn't measure anything except the width) but I think they're all cute. I have one hung on the hook by the door all ready for when it's needed. Now to wait for some rain so we can see how well they really work.
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