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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

eco cloth tutorial


A few weeks ago I had big plans about posting an entire week of posts devoted to Earth Day - filled with eco-friendly projects for the whole family. 

But, yeah, that just didn't happen! 

Instead, I only found the time for one project, but I think you'll like it!

So, in the spirit of conservation I present you with a paper free towel tutorial:



There are many versions of paper free towels on the market:


Now you have 6 pretty cloths! 

 





Line up all towels and stick to one another. Carefully roll onto the nearest paper towel holder and say adios to paper waste!




23 comments:

  1. This is great! I love "green" crafting. I wouldn't have thought about the velcro to stick them together in a roll! I would love for you to link this up to my "I Made This" party at Grits & Giggles! http://www.gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com/2012/04/i-made-this-2.html

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  2. LOVE it! I have seen this before, but they didn't show how to make it (maybe I saw it in an etsy shop or something). I totally wanted to make them but didn't know how. Thanks for the help! I'm pinning this for future reference.

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  3. Great tutorial! This is a great project and I love the fabric print you used :)

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  4. I've seen these around and been wanting to make one for ages! Thanks for the inspiration - I'll get to mine soon!!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  5. I've never heard of this, but this seems like a great idea. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  6. Great tutorial, I've made some of these for gifts and used snaps to hold them together, I never thought about velcro because I hate the stuff, but I'll bet it works better when you're trying to get them apart quickly!!

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  7. What an awesome idea. I'll be honest, I'm lazy, and we just keep a stack of rags out in the garage. It's handy to the kitchen, but it doesn't look nearly as nice as yours.

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  8. What a great idea! I would Love to have you share this at my link party going on!
    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/05/homemade-by-you-10.html

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  9. Great idea!! Stopping by from Rhinestone Beagle linky party.

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  10. These a neat idea! Great tutorial too :)
    Thanks for linking up to our Sunday Round Up link party. Hope to see you again this weekend :)
    xoxo
    Heather

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  11. Great tutorial - cute idea! We hope to see you back next week to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

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  12. What a great idea and a great tutorial!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you are having a great week!

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  13. Just want to let you know that I will be featuring this week at Sharing Saturday! Feel free to stop by Crafty Moms Share and grab a featured button if you would like. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  14. Wow this is a really cool idea. My kids are horrible with wasting paper towels. Thank you so much for linking up on Dare to Share. I look forward to seeing what you link up next.

    Pam
    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/05/dare-to-share-7.html

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  15. Looks good and saves the environment- what's not to love. I shall have to try this!

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  16. Thanks for sharing your tutorial! I'm making some for Christmas gifts and this was very helpful.

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  17. Did you just use regular cotton or did you use a flannel for your printed side?

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  18. Hi Jessi~ For this one I used a flannel but regular cotton will work as well. It depends on how textured you want it to be!

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  19. How do you handle the velcro in the washing machine? I can imagine velcro-ing the dirty ones together in a loop, but it seems like they wouldn't get clean that way . . . I would love to hear how exactly you wash them!

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  20. Hi Anonymouse. In answer to your question, I handled the velcro delicately. Keep in mind I sewed around the perimeter (square-shape) and then an X through the center, so the velcro is not going anywhere. But I do wash them on a gentle cycle and dry them on a gentle cycle open in the washing machine. I hope that helps answer your question!

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  21. these are SO pretty and I was wondering how many to make in order to make a nice bundle when I saw on etsy...thanks so much for the details...if anonymous is very worried about the velcro, can also use snaps as alternative, either way is VERY nice alternative to continuously buying paper towels and so much prettier! Again thanks for the tutorial!

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