There’s another use for old towels apart from floor rags, have you heard? Well, if you don’t follow the posts by the ladies of We Upcycle, then probably not. One of the guest contributors on the website had a fun, out-the-box DIY project that we loved that gave her towels a second chance at life.
The We Upcycle guest contributor goes by the name Kirstin – we wish we knew her surname, too, so we could Facebook her and put a face to the name. When she gets famous for her towel-creations, we’d like to say that we wrote about her first! Kirstin is the inventor of the Bath Poncho. The bath what? The Bath Poncho!
Miss Kirstin, basically, folds a bath towel in half and sews together the sides a bit. She makes sure that she leaves an opening at the top for the arms to go through. Of course, the base of the loose bottom part remains un-sewn so that the garment can be pulled over one’s head and body. You’ll get a better idea when you see her pictures on the We Upcycle website.
An opening is then created for the head. It is probably ideal to hem this new opening so that the towel doesn’t fray. At this point, the Bath Poncho is pretty much done, but Kirstin adds a few extra features like front pockets and hood, which really does round off the look. She cuts out two square patches of a different colour towel and sews them on leaving the tops open. The hood looks a bit more complicated than the rest of the project but it seems it was attached at the neck opening somehow. Have a look for yourself at the We Upcycle website.
For more information on this unique and fun DIY project, visit the We Upcycle website at www.weupcycle.com.