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.
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!