Adding Fabric Loops to Towels

Adding Fabric Loops to Towels

Today we are adding fabric loops to towels.  Why?  Well, earlier this week, I shared my mini-project about adding hooks to the boys bathroom so that their towels wouldn’t end up on the floor.  Well, it has been a success but I found a way to make it even better.  Even better than cake.  Well no, not that much better, but you will still like it.

The boys were doing a good job hanging up their towels but they still didn’t look tidy and at times they would slide off if the weight of the towel wasn’t distributed right.  I added loops to their towels and now I can say that I love the result!

I sewed a piece of fabric at the horizontal center of their towels.   It was quite easy and it was only time consuming because of the amount of towels.  But not more time consuming than picking up towels from the floor, thats for sure!

Adding Fabric Loops to Towels

 

This is how they looked on the towel hooks.

Adding Fabric Loops to Towels

I even did it to their hand towels.  (I found these nautical towels at Homegoods, just in case you are interested)

Adding Fabric Loops to Towels

A small project that makes a big difference!  Love that!

One more thing, IKEA has some towels that already have a sewn-in loop for hanging.  I have not purchased them or checked out the quality, but it’s another option.

Do you struggle to get your kids to put away their bath towels?  Maybe this is a good solution for you too.

xo,

Maria

 

Bathroom Towel Hooks

Bathroom Towel Hooks

Bathroom towel hooks for kids are an absolute game changer.  It is a constant battle in our home to get the boys to put away their towel after bath time.  It is always on the floor and if it gets hung up, it is shoved into the towel holder and probably would have looked better on the floor.  So I could either keep telling them the same thing every evening or I could I could change the system since it wasn’t working for anyone involved.

In comes the hook idea.  Maybe if all they had to do was “drape” the towel over a hook, they would do it.  This way it is easier and requires no folding of the towel, like with the towel bar.  I have shown you their bathroom before when I painted it earlier this year.  I needed some hooks that had a shelf since I knew that removing the towel bar would damage the wall and I wanted to cover that up.

After I found the right size shelf with hooks (at Homegoods), I got to work.  I didn’t know how difficult or easy it would be to remove the existing towel bar, but it was surprisingly easy.  I just placed a flathead screwdriver behind the porcelain piece, and I hit it with a soft mallet.  You should wear safety glasses and be careful because there is a possibility that the porcelain could shatter and hit the floor.

Bathroom Towel Hooks

 

In this case, it came off with very little effort and intact.  I just went around the piece with the screwdriver and the mallet until I felt it detach and then I gently pulled it off.

Bathroom Towel Hooks

Now the other one.

Bathroom Towel Hooks

Now you can patch up the hole but you don’t have to worry about making it perfect if you will be placing a shelf right over it.   The first thing I did was take out the level.  I used a level because it seems to be the only thing that my husband really cares about when I do any solo DIY project.  “Did you use a level?”

Me – “Honey, I remodeled our whole bathroom while you were at the office!”

Husband – “Yeah, but did you use a level?”

So I did, and here is proof!

Bathroom Towel Hooks

After drawing the line with a pencil, I decided to also use a stud finder to make sure that I wouldn’t run into a stud while installing the shelf.  Yes, there are times in life when running into a stud is a really bad thing.

Bathroom Towel Hooks

So I marked where the screws would go and proceeded to add them on either side.

Bathroom Towel Hooks

And then the shelf and a few accessories, of course!

Bathroom Towel Hooks

This has been a total success so far.  No more towels on the floor.

I put up a shelf by myself, I used a level and avoided a stud.  Not too shabby.

xo,

Maria

 

 

How to Fold Towels

That sounds kinda silly right?  I mean we all know how to fold a towel quickly and put it away but don’t you love the way they fold them in the department stores?  Beautiful white towels with no seams visible…Sigh…

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It’s actually pretty easy to fold them like they do in the stores and they look so nice that its worth the extra step.

First, you lay out the towel.  I actually just hold the towel under my chin while I fold but that series of pictures was not flattering AT ALL.  I opted for the couch approach.

I always have your best interest at heart.

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Then fold one side towards the middle.

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Then the other side towards the middle.

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Then fold in half.

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If it’s a small towel then you are done.  If it’s a bath towel, give it one more fold.

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You are done!  The department stores have nothing on you.  Except a full staff to keep things tidy of course…

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I want to start doing some mid-week short posts on simple ideas that you can implement right away.  Last week I did the one on “how to fold your sheets” which you can find here.

What do think about that idea?  Are you enjoying these shorter posts as well?

Until next week!  Happy Folding!

Maria