Do you ever find you have an urge comes over you, right in the middle of when you’d planned to do something else, to just get something else that’s been hanging around for a while out of the way instead? Last Friday evening after work I’d spent ages clearing stuff out of the way for the incoming window guys, dust sheeting lots of areas, and laying out others to be applied the following morning. I’d then sat down to read through my blog list while I had my dinner, and really was just going to sit for the rest of the night in front of the computer/telly, but then I was suddenly seized with an urge to make the bathmat I’d been thinking about for, oooh, 5 months or so!
This is a fairly simple bathmat and requires just 2 things – 1 hand towel and 1 charm pack (Saltwater in my case).
- On Friday night I sewed the charm pack together in a 5 x 8 layout, trying my best to randomly distribute the various colours and patterns.
- On Sunday I threw the towel in the wash, and when it had dried I chopped the thick bound edges off
- Next I placed the pieced top face down on top of the towel, pinned it in place and sewed all the way round, leaving a turning gap.
- I trimmed my corners, turned it right way out and pressed
- Then I stitched all the way round the edge, which served to close the turning gap as well as making it look neat!
- Finally I stitched in the ditch along the charm square seams running across the top to secure it to the towel
Now I’m deciding whether or not to use the other charm pack I have of this line to make another one, so they can be used in rotation when one’s in the wash, or use another charm pack for the second bathmat and use the second Saltwater charm pack for something else. Decisions, decisions…
Frequently, but not with such fab results!!!!
Love it!! What an appropriate line to use for a bath mat too!
It's lovely but can you bear to put your feet on it??
What a lovely idea for a bath mat! Maybe you could use the remaining squares to do bands of trim on some hand towels/guest towels?
lovely! I love saltwater. the colors are brilliang
Lovely – I have often thought about making something like this (our bath mats are pretty boring)…..maybe the urge will grip me sometime, like it did with you, otherwise it will be months or years! Juliex
Inspired but I had same thought as Annabella, maybe with scraps though, hmmm.
What a great idea!
Totally know what you mean. I just 'had' to make a flag wall hanging today! Fabulous bath mat
In answer to your first question – Yes!! The good thing is if any of those window guys peek in your bathroom they'll see a very stylish bath mat.
You are so extravagant! Only the finest Argos graces our soggy feet!
Inspired! Nothing like an impulse to get stuff done!Jxo
Aren't blogs great for inspiration? What a great idea, thanks for sharing.
What a colourful bath mat, all because you got a jolt of inspiration.
It looks great.
Very cool Katy!
Must say -I'd never thought to use fabric in this way to make a bathmat but it's a very cool idea ! (and probably one I will shamelessly copy at some point) You did great Missy!
And yes – I often make things out of nowhere when I am meant to be doing other things.
Great quick make.
I was going to buy a new bathmat for our new bathroom (when it gets done next week), now i'm thinking i might make one- inspired make thanks :o)
That's a great idea with the towel backing. I have that impulsive thing too. Usually it's a cushion and if I'm home ill from work that impulse is even worse!
fab idea. I've been thinking about one of these for ages, hopefully I will impulsively make one one day!
Bet you can't guess who has a charm pack and a towel and needs a new bathmat and now feels inspired.
Love this! I was just thinking I needed to freshen up the bathrooms and I may have to steal this idea.
well that was a good idea and it's always good to have an quick finish under your belt!
Great idea! Love a quick, useful project like this 🙂
What a good idea! I'll have to steal it when we get a bigger house. 😉 I vote for a different charm pack!