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Free Japanese Sewing Patterns – Dress Towels

August 6, 2012

I have been struggling with my kids yanking the hand towels off the towel rings for a long time. Most of the time they will end up on the floor or on the wet counter, and no amount of nagging or reminders have helped. I decided that I had to do something about it. I guess I could just sew a loop or attach some velcro to it to secure it but of course I needed it to be more kawaii. 🙂  So I started looking for free patterns to transform a plain looking towel to something cute!

I didn’t know the exact term for hanging hand towels, so it took me some trial and error and thanks to searching by images, I finally found that these are called ドレスタオル. Literally dress towels.

I found quite a number of tutorials, all pretty easy to follow with step by step photographs.

Here are the links –

  1. Dress towel with lace trim –
  2. Elephant dress towel –
  3. Dress towel with sleeves –
  4. Shirt towels –

Have fun making them!

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  • Reply Cindy August 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I was getting ready to buy some new handtowels, but I think I may try some of these instead. They look more exciting than a pack of plain towels I buy at the store LOL 🙂 Have a good day!

  • Reply Eileen Patterson August 12, 2012 at 10:26 am

    These are so cute and a lot more fun than simple towels. Thanks for posting!

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