sewing with towels

franhopMarch 1, 2009

When I was a teenager in the 1960's my grandmother made me a muu muu (kind of like a caftan) with bath towels. I think there was one bath towel for the front; one for the back; and one horizonally for the sleeves. Does anyone remember how to make these? They were very popular 40 years ago! Great to wear after a shower.

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I remember those too. All you do is sew the front and back together and then fold the one for the sleeves in half, long aways, cut a hole for your head to go through and sew bias tape around it, then center it so you can sew it to the back and front and down the sleeves. Hope this makes since. I had one years ago. Loved It !!!!

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 9:50PM
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We put zippers down the front of them! I stopped making them after I was wearing one at the gas stove and the sleeve caught fire! Was making for DD too. They are good for bathing suit cover ups, but would not use around fire ever again.
Kathy G in MI

    Bookmark   March 2, 2009 at 12:57PM
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