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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Decked Out Pool Towel

If you missed this project over at  So You Think You're Crafty a couple weeks ago, here it is! I didn't write a full tutorial for it, but I do have most pictures and can write one if anyone needs it so just let me know in the comments. You may be able to figure it out pretty well by just looking at the pictures here. It was so funny-I made this and then, literally, the next week saw a version of this same thing in WalMart! Great minds think alike? Mine is prettier, of course. :) :) Enjoy!

So for the "Summer Bounty" Challenge at So You Think You're Crafty, the first thing that came to mind was sunshine and the pool. Being in the sun and relaxing while reading my book at the pool is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. 
Making a pool towel that had some fancy details on it sounded like fun. Using terry cloth and cotton twill tape to bind it, I created a pretty easy pool towel. 
This towel has a removable pillow and a flap that goes over the back of the chair that keeps the towel in place. The pillow is stuffed with shredded foam which should dry quickly and it is sealed inside the little pocket with velcro (the white arrows in the middle picture are pointing to the velcro). The flap that keeps the towel on the chair is also velcro-d on one side so you can remove the pillow. 
 No more digging through your huge pool bag for your phone or keys! 

The towel also has a removable zipper pouch one one side that can hold your valuables. It has velcro on the top so you can remove it and stick it in your bag so you don't have to keep moving your belongings around. The pouch is lined with vinyl and has a zipper so it is waterproof, as well. There are pockets inside for a phone and sunglasses and extra room in the big pocket for things like keys or a camera. 

 Finally,  I sewed a sweet little bow on top of a loop of elastic to slip over the rolled up towel to keep it in place while carrying it. I gave it to a good friend for her birthday and she used it on the beach while we were in Maine visiting her family!! It worked well there, too! 

I think it's super handy and I know my friend will put it to great use!

Hope you like it! Happy Summer! 


Jen said...

What a great idea!

Ashlee said...

This is awesome!! Who wouldn't love one of these for their pool/beach lounging?!

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

This is great! Very nice job! :)
Happy Day!

Anonymous said...

Adorable! I would love to get a tutorial if possible. Thank you


Amanda P said...

Awesome! Would love one myself but don't sew. Walmart you say??

Etcetorize said...

I don't have a deck or a pool but I LOVE this idea! So handy, perfect for the beach. If you're looking for a new place to share your creative projects, come over to Etcetorize. Party is still on and I'd really love to see you there!

Anonymous said...

Please , pretty please do a tutorial....we have a pool and these would be so useful!

Naptime Review said...

That would make awesome gifts! Thanks for the idea!

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