Often, old towels that are no longer used due to the fact that they have lost their appearance are simply thrown away. But do not rush and send them to the trash. You can, with little effort, give them a second life. Read more on how to do this.
Ideas for Using Old Towels
Towels - how many of them were thrown away in each family. After all, this thing quickly becomes worthless, wherever it is used - in the kitchen or in the bathroom. But before you throw another one into the trash, you should think about whether it is possible to give things a second life in some way. Here's what you can do:
- child - bib or stuffed toy;
- adult - slippers, bathrobe or peignoir after a shower;
- for rooms - potholders, rugs;
- for work in the kitchen and at home - rags, nozzles for a mop, napkins, potholders.
The second version of the mat will require a plastic mesh with a small cell pitch. After that, towels are cut into narrow strips. Since the mat will have a terry texture, the length of the strips should be two times longer than the height of the terry part of the finished product. After the strips are cut, they should be tied with a uniform density around the mesh cells.
Before cutting the nozzle, you should spread the towel on the floor, put a mop on top of it and only then cut the desired piece . For fixation, it is worth immediately cutting along the edges on one side and the other as narrow as possible to the end parts of the narrow rectangular stripes. These will be the clasps. They must be carried out to the edges so that free-hanging edges are not formed. Otherwise, they will interfere with washing.
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In order to make napkins, you just need to cut out the rectangles that are convenient in size and process the edges on the overlock to prevent sprinkling.
A potholder can also be made from old towels. To do this, just draw a pattern approximately the size of the palm. On the underside of the potholder, where the palm will be, several layers of fabric should be made to ensure the proper level of thermal insulation.
Important! When making a pattern, it is necessary to draw it significantly larger than the size of the hand, as this will ensure the convenience of work and the ease of gripping hot pens.