Saturday, June 30, 2012

Camo Towels

Like a lot of fellas, my husband LOVES camo.  Our home would be painted camoflauge if I would let him paint it like that.  This week my hubby was searching the web and came across these towels.  Our bathroom is in the lodge theme and they would fit just right.
Then I looked at the price and said "No way, I can make them cheaper than that."  The hand towel was $11.99 and the bath towel was $24.99.  And this is my version....





Total cost for two bath towels and two hand towels was $22.00.  And I picked the towel color.
I thought that I would share how I made these.

You need towels and camoflouge or any other material that you choose.  My bath towels were 30 inches wide, so I only need a total of 1/4 yard for all four towels.


I just cut the camoflouge in strips of 3 1/2" by with of fabric.  You need to cut two of these.  I then serged the edges of the material.  If you do not have a serger, you can use a zig zag stitch.



 I pressed the sides of the camoflauge in 1/4" on both sides. 


I pinned the strip of material to the towel at desired area. (On mine the bath towels was 3 3/4" from bottom of towel to bottom of camo.  Hand towel was 2")  Measure all the way across and make sure that the camo is exact.  You don't want a crooked line.


Run a seam along the edge of the camo.  I folded in the ends, so the serged edge could not be seen.


And there you have it, a great towel for any CAMO guy or gal!



I like them so much better than the plain brown towels we had in there before.  Who knew that Camoflauge was contagious?



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31 comments:

  1. The towels look great! Sew smart! I'm like you, if I can do it for less I surely will!

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    1. Thanks Diane! My husband loves them and they were sooo much cheaper.

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  2. I just showed these to my husband and he loves them!! I think I will make him a few (even though they won't match our bathroom at all right now, lol!).

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    1. Sara,
      I hope you post them! ( It should be interesting matching Camo with however your bathroom is decorated now.). If you make them, you know they will be hung up by your hubby as soon as they are finished!
      Amy :)

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  3. Found you from the Pinkapotamus link up...

    My husband would also have my whole house in camo if I let him (when we got married, his vest and tie were camo). I think i'm going to make these as a surprise for him, thanks for the awesome idea!!

    xoxo
    Holly

    sunshineandgrey.blogspot.com

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    1. Holly,
      If Camo would have been popular when we got married my hubby would have been wearing the same thing! LOL! Instead he finds ways to wear it everyday.
      Amy :)

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  4. Great towels. They would look great in a cabin. Very manly!

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    1. Thanks you, my husband loves them.
      Amy :)

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  5. Those are really great. Perhaps I'll do my bathroom in camo . . . pink camo that is. Thanks for linking up!

    xo -E

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    1. Elizabeth,
      I totally agree!
      Amy :)

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  6. What a great idea, fancy towels are so overpriced!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! I couldn't spend that much on a towel that doesn't get used.
      Amy :)

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  7. How neat! Watch out or you'll be making a camo quilt soon!! Thanks for sharing.
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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    1. You are probably right about the quilt!
      :) Amy

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  8. Really nice. Bet your DH is happy!

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  9. Great masculine towels! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  10. Great idea. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/3-face-masks-from-your-kitchen-and.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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    1. Thank you so much for linking with Wednesdays Adorned From Above's blog Hop. My son just got out of the marines, he may like these.
      Debi
      www.adornedfromabove.com

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    2. They were super easy! You should give it a try!
      Thanks for the Hop!
      Amy

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  11. Great idea - way cheaper than buying the already fancied up towels at a store :)

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    1. Thanks Nicole,
      Fancy towels are way too overpriced now!
      Amy :)

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  12. Amy,your embellishment is so cool! Way to go, changing the towels to please your husband. I love how he was searching the web and found camo towels. How many men do that!? He was just looking out for you. Probably knew you needed to craft! I love how easily you did that and saved a bundle over the pricey store version. You are so talented!
    Liz

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    1. Thank you for your lovely compliment! I think my hubby trolls the interenet trying to find different product with camo on it. He is one of my biggest fans and finds me more crafts to work on.
      Amy

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    1. Thanks for dropping by!
      Have a great weekend!
      Amy :)

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  14. Awesome idea! I love that they have just a touch of camo. Just enough.:)

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    1. Thanks Shiloh!
      A little camo can go a long way!
      Amy :)

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  15. I love the persoanlized towels. so cute! thanks for sharing and have a fab weekend!

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

    to-sew-with-love.com
    tocookwithlove.com
    villaportillo.blogspot.com

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  16. These are great also! Thanks for linking up at Hookin on Hump Day! Such an easy and cheap way to make custom towels and I love that your husband loves them.

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  17. I just wanted to let you know that I featured you today on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and Check it out!

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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