Saturday, January 30, 2016


Everyone has towels at home that have seen better days. But don't throw them away - make a rug out of them instead - it's perfect for a bathmat. Sound strange? Here, have a look at how it's done.
It's best if you take three towels of different colors. Then, at the end, you'll have a beautifully colorful result.
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Fold the towels once down the middle and cut strips from the fold outwards.
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Each strip should be at least 3 centimeters thick. However it is not a problem is they are not exact. Approximately widths, size of your thumb for example, is fine.
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This, of course, you naturally repeat with each of the three colors. Then you should have a pile of terry toweling strips. 
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Now we begin the assembly: take one of each of the three colored strips and place the ends on top of one another. A few stitches will hold them in place.
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Now, diligently plait them together. Just make a classic plait from the three stitched together strips. 
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As soon as the plait is finished, comes the next step. It's best if you always intertwine the ends and sew them together.
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At the end you'll have one long plait that even Rapunzel would be proud of. Moving on..!
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Now it will all be roll into one big spiral. First you'll need to make a starting point. Fix it all in place with a few stitches.
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And always turn in a circle.
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For each circle, use a needle and thread for extra stability. 
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The size of your rug is entirely up to you and the towels that you use. The diameter should really be at least 70cm though.
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To finish, simply sew the terry toweling ends together.
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Et voilà: Your new mat or rug is finished!
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Here is the video:

Perfect to go on the cold tiles in the bathroom. Then your feet will always be nice and warm and you'll keep your garbage to a minimum too. Two birds with one stone!
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