One of my New Years resolutions this year is to use less paper towels. To help us use less paper towels next on my DIY project list was a set of "Unpaper Towels." I've become quite familiar with my sewing machine over the past year and I thought I could tackle this project. All you need is some basic sewing skills. As I was researching on how to make Unpaper Towels I began to learn about KAM snaps. From what I was reading they seemed to be the way to go as far as snaps to attach the cloth pieces together. I tried using the metal snaps I bought at my local craft store and had a lot of difficulty putting them on and then having them fall off soon after. I got in contact with Judy, the owner of KAM snaps and she has agreed to give a gift voucher for $20 towards anything in her store for one of my readers. KAM snaps are great for many projects including cloth diapers, clothes, doll clothes, bibs and much much more. Scroll down to the end of this post for the giveaway. KAM Snaps also has several other specials and promotion going on right now. Including a promotion for my blog readers only! Check them out:
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Tutorial for "Unpaper Towels"
what you'll need:
terry cloth fabric
cotton or flannel fabric
KAM snaps and press
What you need to do:
- cut square 12x12 pieces of both fabrics. I made 10 cloth towels.
- sew the pieces together like you would sew a pillow, with the "nice sides" facing each other. Leaving a few inches on one side so that you can turn it inside out after you finish.
- Once you turn the fabric inside out sew another seam around the edges for durability and to finish off the few unfinished inches.
- Once your fabric pieces are sewn together you can start working on attaching the KAM snaps. The KAM snaps website is very helpful and has useful instructions that you can follow step by step.
- I also made a plastic roll attachment using KAM snaps so that the cloths would be securely attached.