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100% Terry cloth

New postby Sewing Lady on Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:26 pm

Since I had trouble finding 100% cotton terry cloth, DH found 100% cotton towels for 2.99 each. I am in the process of making 2 spa robes from 8 towels. I have one almost finished and the other cut out. I undid all of the seams to utilize as much fabric as possible. The one that is almost finished weighs a ton. I think that they will be perfect for this winter. I hope that I have enough toweling to maybe put a hoodie on mine. There will be enough scraps to make pockets, I think. They aren't that impressive, but a needed accessory for the outdoor spa in the winter.

But, WOW, Only $25. for 2 terry robes.
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Re: 100% Terry cloth

New postby sewingmom on Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:15 pm

Leighanna, I am anxious to see your robes. We also have a spa and the winter is the best time to use it. I have priced the robes and they cost a small fortune. perhaps I will find towells at a good price and follow your example. Thanks so much for posting this.
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Re: 100% Terry cloth

New postby Sancin on Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:57 pm

I have never had any trouble finding cotton terry towel at fabric stores, when we had one open in our town, but availability seemed to come and go. I can imagine using towels would be heavy and one of the reason's I don't like terry towel robes. Perhaps an you find some cheap towels. They are looser weave, but do the trick in absorption and weigh less. A robe would not be washed as often or expected to last as long as a thick towels would be.
I made baby towels from a terry towel shower curtain. I forget where I got the curtain ($19). I think it was at a department store linen dept sale. Lots of material!!
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Re: 100% Terry cloth

New postby Sewing Lady on Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:41 am

I love that they are heavy, because they will be worn outdoors in the Winter. It does eventually get cold here in TX. I can find 100% terry on line, but not in town. I didn't want any poly in the fabric. DH found the towels on sale at Anna's. They were normally only 4.99, but for 2.99 I thought that I would take the risk of them not working out. I have almost finished both robes. I am adding the neck band and making the ties. If I have enough I will add patch pockets to the front. I have used almost all of the towels, so if you decide to try towels, make sure you buy the largest that you can find. I use one full one for the back and 1 for the front, I did cut an overlap and sewed to the front to widen the front. I will do some top stitching to make it look like I meant it. :lol: I used one for the sleeves, I didn't taper the sleeves so they are very wide and comfy.

I also like the fact that the robes hit just at the floor and not at the calf as the one that DH purchased years ago.
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Re: 100% Terry cloth

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:17 am

I have found that at Holiday season I find 100 % Cotton Terry robes on sale for $10.00 or less at Annas. They are not floor length, they are knee length and the one size fits most.. Pastels and white.. Last year I found them for BOGO , so each one only cost 5 bucks. I give them for Christmas gifts to DS family .. They have a backyard pool and love them for summertime dips in the evening hours specially.. I have one I have been using for 6 or 7 years for my after shower wrap.. Its still in good shape.. They are kimono style. with a tie belt and two pockets.
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Re: 100% Terry cloth

New postby Sewing Lady on Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:03 am

We used our new robes last night and they were wonderful. DH loved his so much he had me take a pic to send to his DD. They were great getting out to the gazebo in the rain. Just tossed them right in the dryer.
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Re: 100% Terry cloth

New postby sewingmom on Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:59 am

The closest Anna's was 40 miles away a nd now that is closed. I'll just watch the ads in the paper or mail.
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