Swim season is upon us! Which means soaking wet towels and chlorine drenched swim trunks will soon be decorating my laundry room floor.
Growing up, all of the kids would roll their undies, toiletries, and suits in a towel. This was risky. It was risky because there was always the chance of an "undie escape". It was common to find a pair or two of frilly panties and tighty-whities laying on the floor of our local swimming pool. If no one was looking during an "undie escape", you could quickly swipe and tuck your undies back into the folds of your towel. But if there were witnesses...well, you just walked away. And then some obnoxious boy would usually yell, "Ewwwwwww! Someone dropped their panties! And there's streaks! Ewwwwwww!" All of the kids would "Ewwwww!" in unison and laugh. The victim would then usually pipe up and claim, "Sheesh! I wonder who's panties these belong to? What a dork!"
I'm still scarred about that experience.
I purchased these cute towels from Wal-mart for only $3 dollars and something cents! You can easily make two bags from one towel, if you'd like.
You can make the bags any size you want. Mine are 17 inches wide and 19 inches long. I only have 2 seams in my towel bags. I folded the towel in half, by doubling the width measurement.
Step 1. Lay the towel on a flat surface and cut the width at 35 inches. (Once folded and sewn, the width of the bag will measure around 17 inches)
Step 2. Measure the height of your towel at 21 inches and cut off the excess towel material from the top.
Step 3. Sew on or iron on some trim on the right side (or outside), 4 inches from the top of towel. (I found this cute trim that you iron on. I also zig zagged it with my sewing machine)
Step 4. To make the casing for the drawstring, fold down the top of the towel about 1 1/2 inches. Pin in place.
Step 5. Sew the casing, using your presser foot as a guide.