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Salvage Tattered Towels or Use Bargain Towels to Create Robes, Bibs and More

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A couple of times a year, you can find towels at great clearance prices. Use those towels to make great useful gifts and beach wear. No one can have too many baby bibs and towel bibs make a great gift.

Second Life For Tattered Worn Towels

Tattered Edges Can Be Presentable Again
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

Don't just send tattered towels to the landfill, put them to work. They may just be presentable for the in the garage or cleaning bucket, but you will salvage many more uses for those towels.

Potholder Padding from Old Towels

A simple to sew potholder
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Before you toss old towels, Find the usable areas that have a bit more than thread left to them and use those areas to pad your potholders. When layered, even the oldest towel pieces are going to give you a durable padding that will protect your hands.

Sew a Simple Towel Robe or Beach Cover Up from Two Matching Towels

Simple Towel Robe or Beach Cover Up from Two Matching Towels
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

You can make this robe any size, by using a different size towel. Two towels become a great way to warm up and cover up after a nice swim.

Baby Bibs from Towels

Hand Towel Baby Bib
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Free directions to convert an ordinary hand towel or finger towel into a baby bib can be found here. These towels are bound to be a mom's favorite. You can make them even more special with machine embroidery or applique.

Sew Your Own Hanging Hand Towels -- Free Pattern and Directions

Hanging Hand Towels
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Keep hand towels handy and ready to be used by having them hang within reach of the sink. Follow these free step by step directions to make hanging hand towels.

Free Directions to Sew an Infant Hooded Bath Towel by Melissa Kadinger

Finished Hooded Baby Bath Towel
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
This towel makes one of the most used items a new mother will used. Follow the free directions to create a great and appreciated baby gift.

Simple To Sew Ice Pack Covers

Sew Ice Pack Covers
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Keep ice form direct contact with an injury by having these ice pack covers ready at a moments notice... I store mine right in the freezer by the ice maker. A wash cloth or two is all you need depending on what size you want to have on hand.

All In One - Beach Towel Pillow -- Free Directions to Sew

All In One - Beach Towel Pillow
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Keep the sand in one place and have a handy pillow for the car. Transform an old beach towel with the addition of fabric from your scrap bin.

Adult Swim Suit Cover-Up

Swimsuit Cover-Up
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
One beach towel can be quickly converted to a great spa or bath cover up.

How to Embroider on Terry Cloth or Towels

Stabilizers to Tame Terry Cloth Loops
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

Using your embroidery machine to embellish towels or terry clothi is not hard, it just requires a few little pointers to keep the loopy fibers from popping up in a design. This tip will have you embellishing all kinds of gifts.

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