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Fabric unpaper towels – Batch 2

Published February 18, 2018 by Fi-B

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I made my 2nd batch of unpaper towels.

The last ones served me well for three years.   Here is my previous post when I made the first batch Fabric unpaper towel roll.

I had lost a few in the wash and the rest were starting to get a few stains that the wash didn’t get out.  I made 12 in this batch. I found the left over microfibre fabric from the last bunch.  That stuff gets  a bit messy when cutting and sewing.  You don’t need pins with it, cause it sticks like magic to the cotton fabric.  That’s why it makes such a good cleaning fabric, cause everything clings to it.  It’s great to wipe down benches and spills.  It was a good core workout putting all these snaps in there.  12 towels x 4 snaps per towel = a lot of snapping.  Glad that job is over, but super handy for turning into a continuous roll of towels.

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Fabric unpaper towel roll

Published January 30, 2015 by Fi-B

I decided to make some cloth towels to use instead of using paper towels all the time. And this is how they look on my paper towel holder.

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This is the tutorial I followed to make them:
http://craftygemini.com/2013/01/fabric-paper-towel-roll-diy-tutorial.html

I bought two fabrics from my local lincraft store. And some microfibre terry towelling from http://www.gbau.com.au as this is a good cleaning and absorbent fabric.

I took my current paper towel size as a base so I knew it would fit on my current holder. It wasn’t square but rectangle so I had to keep that in mind when adding the snaps to join together. I made 10 so cut that many of each fabric. I then pinned together and sewed around leaving enough gap to turn inside out

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I then turned out and top stitched around the edges and enclose the open section. I also sewed diagonally from each corner to the opposite to help the towel keep it’s size when washing.

I then added snaps using my snap machine and snap press from http://www.snapsautralia.com and rolled them around each other.
Things to keep in mind:
Make sure snaps are done on correct sides as it’s a rectangle and right way around so they match up and sit under each other nicely.

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Now they look so good not sure if I want to use them

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