Friday, July 10, 2009

A Stitch in Time. . .

I wanted to do something with the sides of my towels for months, but I kept putting it off. I'd simply snipped the loose threads and put the towels back in the linen closet and in the bathroom. I told myself that I'd repair them someday. However, when I took the towels out of the dryer yesterday, I decided that "someday" was now.
The towels themselves are in good shape, but the selvage is worn and the fraying is getting worse.

Instead of attaching a binding that some other blogs have suggested, I simply turned the edge over and used a decorative stitch.
The stitches all but disappear on the front of the towel and are not that visible on the back.

The repaired towels are ready to return to active duty. Their life span has been increased, and my wallet has been spared the expense of replacing the towels.


  1. That is what my frugal mom would have done! I learned so much from her.
    Blessings, Sarita

  2. Brilliant idea! Isn't it amazing how those selvages start fraying? It doesn't seem to matter what quality of towel, either. Thanks for the tip


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