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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Golf Towel

This summer, the hubby got new golf clubs. Lucky Man! So, when he asked me to make him a golf towel to go with the new clubs, how could I resist a new sewing challenge?

Off to JoAnn's we went so that he could pick out the fabric of his choice. He found a brown terry cloth, and a stripped one to match.

I used an old dish towel and the hubby's eyeballs as a guide for how big to cut my pieces. I put my pieces right side together and sewed all around them with a 1/2" seam allowance (you can use any seam allowance). Don't forget to leave a small opening to turn it right-side out.

Here is a picture of it while it is still inside out:

Don't forget to trim your corners. At this point I may have forgotten to take a picture due to the fact that when I trimmed my corners, I also trimmed off the tip of my thumb. Never fear, it has healed and feels a lot better!

At this point, turn it all right-side out and push out your corners. Sew the opening closed, and you will notice your towel billows because it is two layers. What I decided to do was to sew down all the brown stripes the length of the towel. This holds the two layers together. If you use fabric that is not like mine, your stitches will show. This wouldn't bother me, but I wanted to let you know in advance in case something like that bothers you. I used brown thread, so my stitches don't show. Another option would be to sew a giant "X" shape on the whole towel.

Now it is time to add the grommet. Puncture a hole in the fabric and put your grommet pieces together and hammer.

We weren't sure what to use to attach the towel to the golf bag, but I found one of these old binder rings, and that did the trick.

Hubby liked the golf towel so much, that I ended up making one for his dad (my father-in-law). Talk about a great Father's Day gift too.

Happy swinging!

I will be linking up to these parties this week.


  1. This is a great gift for hubby. I am always looking for ideas of homemade gifts for hubby. This is perfect. On the 20th of every month I do a linking party of homemade gifts this is perfect!!

    Great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Hi there! Im your newest follower! I just love our blog! Can't wait to read more!


  3. What a great idea, though honestly, I never would have known what a grommet is! :)

    And your blog name is super cute!

    I am stopping by from the Trendy Treehouse Market Monday!

  4. I would never think to make a golf towel. Hubby always get's them at outtings, though once I did buy him an OSU one. Cute idea. Always wondered how you did the gromet thingy. He has a flag I need to add gromets too. Perhaps now I'll get it done. lol
    Popped over from Toot Your Horn, hope you're participating.

  5. What a good idea! This would be a great gift for my father in law.
    Thanks for joining us this week!

  6. Great gift idea. I may just have to make one for my husband and brother in law ofr stocking stuffers. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi Miss Redhead, I haven't seen you in awhile... I bet the weather in MI is cooling off nicely. What a sweet wife you are to make your husband a golf towel. This turned out so nicely, you made it like a "pro", ha ha, bad joke. Thanks for linking.

  8. I would love to have you join me tomorrow over at our Sassy Sites blog party! It's our Feature YOU Friday! Come by and check it out! xoxo

    @ Sassy Sites!

  9. Thanks for joining our blog hop over at Sassy Sites! There are some amazing blogs out there, and you are definetly one of them! I'm a follower of yours too! Happy Friday! xoxo

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  10. That is so cute. Actually, up until about a year or two ago, my husband sewed anything that needed sewing. Now, I have finally started sewing some on my own. Love your blog and the easy tutorial; always wanted a grommet maker. Come via New Friend Friday.

  11. What a perfect gift idea! Thanks for linking up to the Under $100 Linky Party!

  12. I am a new follower from Sassy Sites! Great blog! Come enter my giveaway if you have time runs through Sunday!

  13. Hi I'm a new follower. Love your blog
    Stopped in to say hello and follow from Fun Follow Friday

  14. Great finish. It feels good when your creations are so well received.

  15. this is a great finish...i love the stripes

  16. Always good for the husband to appreciate the sewing once in awhile. Nice work!

  17. How nice of you to make him one. And awesome color choice!
    Great job!!

  18. Great idea...great choice in colors. I love that stripe. Thanks for linking to tickled pink...we are back this week.


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