Reusable paperless towels is the sewing tutorial for this week – week twenty four! We’re almost half way there. This resolution has been so fun and at times a bit annoying, yet I’ve enjoyed each and every project. Oh, and I learn something new each time. On this project I gained some confidence and serged rounded corners. They look good, too.
Okay, let’s get started.
These reusable paperless towels are made of diaper cloth which is super absorbent and easily washable. You can pick a fun colour to serge them in or stick with a deep grey, like I did. Keeping it neutral matches my kitchen. Time to sew up.
What You Need
- 1 yard of diaper cloth
- cutting mat
- rotary cutter
- fray stop
- ironing board
First – get your serger set up with your thread. Classic 3 thread overlock for this project.
Next, iron out your fabric. Each paperless towel will measure 12×12. My diaper cloth is 25 wide, which allows me to get 6 reusable paperless towels out of each yard.
Cut the yard into 6 pieces.
Use the rotary cutter and your cutting mat to even off each edge ensuring each one is 12×12.
Serge away – go just a bit slower on the corner (and start turning when you’re about 2 inches out). Then, press each one and use fray stop to keep the ends from unravelling. Snip off the excess thread.
Done – don’t they look good? I think they do.
It would be fun to do them in a bunch of colours or even use some specialty thread with a lot of different tones for a project like this – one that shows off the thread. I don’t have a lot of thread like that, though. Just a few spools, not nearly enough for my serger. Perhaps I’ll pick some up soon, when they’re on sale of course!
I’m so impressed – oh, and the whole project took me about 25 minutes. Easy peasy.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a fabulous Sunday-Funday. Bye!