This project first appeared on 30 Handmade Days Funner in the Summer Series.
Even though summer is starting to wind down and school starts this month, the weather here usually stays warm clear through October… Perfect for swimming.. Today’s project is an easy summer sewing tutorial. I noticed my daughter one day struggling to keep her beach towel on and thought it would be so much easier if she just had a “hole” in the middle to put her head through- then I got the idea to make this easy beach towel swim cover up for her.
To make one you’re going to need:
1 package of extra wide double fold bias tape
Begin by cutting a 12″ wide opening in the center of the beach towel. If you’re making this for a much smaller child I recommend an 8-10″ hole.
Turn under the raw edges of the cut hole and hem on your sewing machine.
Next measure down 14″ (10″ for a smaller child) from the cut hole and draw a line across the wrong side of the towel. Open up your double fold bias tape and press it open so that it no longer folds in half, but the raw edges are still folded under.
Sew the bias tape to the towel along the line you drew. This is the casing for the ribbon. Repeat for the other side of the towel.
Cut your ribbon to 3 times the width of your towel. Feed the ribbon in beginning on one side and going trough the other side of the towel so that the ribbon ends meet.
Then just pull up on the strings to give the towel it’s shape.