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How to Make a Child's Swim Cover Up from Towels


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How to Make a Child's Swim Cover Up from Towels

We are sure that you will love the ready-made range of long hooded towelling tops on our website and are sure that you will not experience any difficulty in choosing a child's towelling cover up or swim robe. Or possibly even two for your son or daughter.

At the same time we understand that you might also be interested in making your own children's clothing or like reading articles, so for this reason we have scattered a few articles around the website and hope that some might be of interest to our customers.

If you have an old or for that matter, even new large towel, you can transform it by turning it into a cover up to wear over swimwear for your child. With a bit of testing you will also be able to make an original low-priced gift.

Nonetheless, you should note well that some, but not all of the ready-made towelling cover ups on our website are made from a fabric as thick as towel and some are manufactured from a towelling polyester blend which is lighter weight than your average cover up and some customers consider these to be much more fashionable and trendy. In effect a great garment that can be worn all day long for any occasion.

For those interested in making their own garments, then decide on a large towel which will cover up with room to spare around the child's body and lay it flat on a table.

Take note that your right will be the towels left.

Attach three or so inches of the rougher side of the Velcro to the top-left corner with a basting stitch. For those unacquainted with sewing terms, this means a long, loose holding stitch which can be easily taken out. This will be the side that will wrap around.

Turn the towel around, so the coarse Velcro faces downward and stitch six to eight inches of the flat side of the Velcro in the top-left corner of the towel with a basting stitch. I expect by now that you worked that the rough Velcro should be on the opposite side and face of the flat Velcro.

Cover the child's body with the towel, or spread it flat on the floor to check that both sides of the Velcro team together and straighten if necessary. Once you are happy with the placement then you can run a final smaller stitch along the Velcro to attach it firmly.

Afterwards fold each of hand towels into three and sew a small stitch straight along each long side. It's normal for the seam width to be between a quarter to half an inch from the folded edge.

Next, with the large towel laid flat, fold it over to the smallest size the positioning of the Velcro will permit.
You can then place the two seamed hand towels in the correct location on the inside of the large towel to make the shoulder straps, and pin and baste with large stitches. Hold the towelling cover up against your child to check the fit again, readjusting if necessary, and prior stitching the straps.

For your first crack at this, it's best to try out with old towels as the widths of towels available on the market can vary a great deal and these instructions are only a rough guide and you will need to trust your sight and may need to adjust a few times before it fits perfectly.

However, once you have learnt how to make your first children's towelling cover up you will soon learn how to gauge the size. It is a good idea to keep notes regarding the right length and positioning for Velcro and shoulder straps.

Those who don't feel able to sew a child's towelling cover up will love and really value the really designs available ready-made on our website. So why not take a look around to find boys tops, children's swim cover ups, girl's kaftan, reversible tops, baby rompers and much more?