Edited: All the images were hosted off site and have now disappeared I am slowly fixing this error. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Remember back here when I showed you my plainer than plan bathroom. It was screaming out for some colour and since I am on a limited budget, I did what any crafty diy-er would do. And set about sewing, printing and framing things.
I also wanted two colourful bath mats for the room. You might be wondering why I needed two, but I am sick of a soaking wet floor from Caden hoping in the shower but forgetting to get the mat from the bathtub first. So I grabbed a cheap bath towel from the shops and decided to use a Dream On Charm pack because I just love that fabric line and it goes with the lovely green towels I bought for the bathroom.
For one of the mats I patched together the top with a mix of the charm pack and towelling (left over from cutting the two mats out of the towel).
|1x bath towel, 1x hand towel, 1x bath mat to take measurements from|
|towels cut to size|
|charm squares all placed out ready for sewing|
Press the seam to one side.
|stripes of towelling|
|Top all pieced together|
|This step is optional, but I zigzag stitched the edges of the towelling to minimise piling.|
|Lay out towelling how you would like and them pin to top. Don't be afraid to use a lot of pins!|
|Zig zag stitch towelling to the patchwork squares|
|Pin right sides together and sew around the edges leaving a gap for turning|
|Don't forget to clip the corners|
|Now it is time to top stitch|
|To enhance it's durability I quilted along two of the towelling strips.|
|Ta da! All finished!|
For the other mat, I decided to try something a little different and decided to sew some towelling feet on top of the patchwork charm squares, it is my kids bathroom after all so I wanted to keep it a little playful. But I will leave that for another post as I have already overloaded you with photos!
Stay tuned for more bathroom updates, I still have a few more things I want to do. Hopefully it wont be raining next week and I will be able to get you some decent photos of the whole room.
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