Flip Flop Beach Towel
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Time: 2 hours
This fun easy project can be done in a few hours and ready for the beach. The flip flop straps can be placed over the back of a chair to stop it from blowing away from sea breezes or placed around the back of the car seat to keep it in place and protect your seats from a wet suit or hot sun!!!!
Janome Supplies Required
Any Janome Machine
¼ Seam Foot O (optional)
Fabric and Notions Required:
2 yards Terry Cloth (you can use a beach towel if desired)
2 yards Cotton Fabric
1/8 yard coordinating or contrasting fabric
Thread in colors to match fabrics
1. Cut a 30” wide by 72” long piece of terry cloth and cotton.
2. Fold the cotton in ¼ and round the fabric corners.
3. Lay the cotton on top of the terry cloth and cut the corners to match the cottons rounded corners.
4. Straighten the 1/8 yard of cotton fabric and cut in half length wise so you have two pieces of fabric roughly 4 inches by 45 inches.
1. Fold the 4” x 45” pieces of fabric in half lengthwise with right sides together.
2. Stitch together using a ½” seam on both pieces.
3. Turn right side out and press so seam is on side of fabric. This forms two straps.
4. Place the two strap pieces in the top center of the cotton fabric oval and stitch in place.
5. Decide how long you want your straps by experimenting, separating the straps and placing along the side to form a flip flop strap. Pin in place and stitch, trimming excess length off each strap.
6. Lay terry cloth on top of cotton, matching the pieces and with right sides together.
7. Stitch around outside using a ½ inch seam allowance; leave a 5 or 6 inch opening for turning.
8. After stitching trim seams and clip curves if necessary and turn right side out.
9. Tuck raw edges of opening in and press on cotton side of fabric.
10. Top stitch ¼ inch from edge using a ¼” foot if desired.
11. Straps will hold towel on chairs or can be used as a wrap by putting arms through straps.