If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Chevron hand towels - how I got 4 for just a bit more than the price of 1

Hello everyone!  I'm still here, just been too busy to take photos of what I've been doing so I could blog about it.  Yesterday, I had some free time alone and I spent about an hour wandering around Walmart.  It has been months since I went to Walmart without a mission to just go in, buy what's on the list and get out as fast possible.  
I did buy the vitamins and scented wax on my list.  I also bought a few random things like some t shirts for me marked down to $2 and $3, a nice gallon plastic pitcher for $1.24. 
Then when I saw the yellow, gray and white chevron towels, which match our hall bathroom, I really wanted them.  
The bath towel size sells for $6.94 and the much smaller hand towel size are $5.94.  
I was shopping slow so I unfolded the bath towel and liked how it felt and decided I would just buy 1 bath towel and try to turn it into 4 hand towels.  
I folded the bath towel in quarters and compared it to a hand towel we already had.  The cut size would be slightly smaller but it still seems plenty big enough to me for a hand towel.  

So, I cut the 1 bath towel into 4 hand towel shapes.  There was no waste, I just cut it once right down the middle horizontally and then once straight up the middle the length of the towel.


The store towel was sewn in gray thread but I didn't have any gray thread on hand.  I wanted to finish today so I just used white thread.  I left the original towel hems except for where they were cut, I just turned under those edges about a half inch and zigzagged machine stitched to hold in place.  
The zigzag will also prevent raveling. 
The zig zag pretty much blends in with the towel loops and is not very noticeable.  


The hall bath- the walls were already yellow, the rugs were already gray and now
the hand towels hanging in there match 😄

I spent less than an hour doing the cutting and sewing.  
My towels net cost was $1.74 each compared to 5.96 each.  
If I had bought 4 hand towels, it would of been $23.84.  So my hour of sewing saved $16.90 and I don't think I would of liked the store bought towels any better than the ones I just sewed. 

15 comments:

  1. Clever! I just purchased new bath towels on a really, really good sale at Penneys....but the hand towels were not so much of a bargain and I didn't get them. Besides the bath towels are plain and I wanted something a little different for the hand towels. I never thought of slicing and dicing a bath towel to make hand towels.....time to plug in the sewing machine!

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  2. I love this! I wanted a black and white patterned towel for our newly renovated half bath and ended up buying kitchen towels that look great and not like the kitchen at all. They were much cheaper then regular hand towels, too.

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  3. They look GREAT in the bath room. What a savings too. I love yellow and gray prints. It is nice to go shopping with time to look---I think a lot of us are list in hand and in and out. (if you don't spend half the time waiting for check out)

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  4. Your hand towels are so pretty in your bathroom!
    I have some towels that are getting a little ratty at the edges. I think I will trim them off and sew them. Thanks for the tip about the zigzag hem.

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  5. How smart! I would have never thought of that. Your bathroom looks so put together and pretty!

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  6. What a great idea! They look great. Gray and yellow is one
    of my favorite color combinations. Glad you had a chance to get out and enjoy yourself!

    Hugs
    Jane

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  7. Great way to think outside of the box!

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  8. Great idea! I love your new hand towels. :) You are one smart cookie!

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  9. Love that and such a great idea. I know I'll be doing this one!

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  10. That is really clever. Never would have thought to do that. Now I will. Thanks for sharing this idea. :)

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  11. You are one smart lady! Your towels turned out beautifully.

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  12. Rhonda, this is genius! Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

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  13. Good morning! This is just a little note to let you know that this post has been *FEATURED* today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Thank you for sharing and we hope to have you link up this week! :)

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