Friday, April 25, 2008

Mermaid Towels

My friend Trish is soooo talented. She is always making the cutest things. She recently made these adorable mermaid towels for her daughters. The towels she made were even cuter then the ones in this catalog picture. She was kind enough to share the directions on how to make them. Kaylee would love one of these to warm up in at the pool or beach. Wish me luck on this project!

1. Get a smaller sized beach towel. They're $5 or less at K-mart/Wal-mart. You'll need one for the tail and another contrasting one for the fin.
2. You'll also need some bias tape that matches OR contrasts with the "fin" color. (I did one of each because Wal-mart was seriously lacking in variety and amounts. :o) I would recommend the wide, double fold variety. I used some that was narrower, but it was MUCH harder to use. You could also use some wide/extra wide bias tape to make the ties at the top.
3. To do mine, I folded the bottom edges of the pink towel to the middle so it was half the size of the top. If I was doing it again, I would just sew a seam and gather the bottom so it was about half the size. I think it would look a lot better from the back that way.
4. Cut out a fin shape from the contrasting towel. Mark fin lines (V-shaped) with a quilter's pen for a guide and sew over those lines to make a fin pattern.
5. Sew the bias tape around the fin.
6. Pin the fin to the towel and sew together.
7. Sew the other bias tape to the top of the towel to make the ties.

She got the idea from the Chasing Fireflies catalog. She said they have a lot of cute ideas in this catalog. To sign up for it click here. It's free! Thanks for sharing Trish!!!

9 comments:

Helaine said...

Wow! Great idea! Can't wait to surprise my daughter with one of these this summer at the beach! I think I'll make myself one, too! Nothing like Mother/Daughter sharing!

marko said...

A standout amongst the most mainstream favorable circumstances of gaining another auto with an auto advance lease is that you are managed extra security. On the off chance that the auto is stolen or seriously harmed in a mischance, on the off chance that it is rented, you will be capable torecover a few expenses with crevice protection. Cash Advance

musa ibrahim said...

There are a brace directed costs in a payday advance! Remember, in case you are not organized to pay this change and you arise to lose your occupation, the all-overs does not stop. In case you absence on the credit, which unites the basal advantageous little apperception to accessory redirection, the payday advanced affect will alleviate the complete able advantageous little appearance to all the accessory Check Cashing San-diego

Robbert said...

The cosigner who goes close by you on your awful credit auto advance application ought to, most importantly else, have great credit and built up installment histories with different records that the loan specialist can take a gander at. The cosigner will consent to avoid practicing his entitlement to the advance if the loan specialist chooses to make a move in the lawful court framework against you (if you neglect to meet the commitments of the loaning contract). Payday Loans

Robbert said...

Getting such a credit for more than $25,000 is what is best named as unreasonable. Unless you are monetarily steady, or have a lucrative employment, or have a fiscally prospered foundation, anything over the previously mentioned figure ought not be highlighted.Cash Advance Costa-mesa

Robbert said...

However, even with the understudy auto advance being this immediate, it is fundamental to tread with alert and search for the best quotes around. payday loans

Robbert said...

This wide range of loan specialists gives a few unique projects that are intended for people that have either have no credit or terrible credit. In each of these diverse cases, the application procedure is really straight to the point and, as an awful credit auto advances candidate, you are practically going to be sure that you will get a fast reaction since you just need to sit tight a couple of minutes for the application to be acknowledged.check cashing

Paulo said...

With respect to the financing cost on the solidification credit, it's common for both government and private union advance to incorporate 0.25% rate diminishment for mechanized charge installments. cash advance

Paulo said...

Say farewell to business expressed wage credits as this advance program is everything except gone. It wasn't 6 months prior that that 90% financing with business expressed projects were an extremely reasonable and solid alternative. Cash Advance