How to Sew a Terry Cloth Beach Cover Up

Written by tonya nusser
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These nifty little cover-ups will keep kids dry on the beach or right out of the tub. The towels you use come in many fun children’s patterns and colours. Experiment and see what fun patterns you can come up with.

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Things you need

  • 1 kid-sized terrycloth beach towel
  • 1 matching terrycloth hand towel
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine

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  1. 1

    Wash towels before starting this project.

  2. 2

    Lay the larger towel out flat on a table and smooth until there are no wrinkles. Lay the hand towel on top of the towel. Fold the corners of the beach towel and the hand towel, aligning the two sides of the towels.

  3. 3

    Pin the edges together with straight pins. Sew the edges together with a double stitch.

  4. 4

    Fold back the remaining two sides of the hand towel to form a hood.

Tips and warnings

  • Add a simple button or piece of Velcro to the front of the cover-up to keep it secure.
  • If you are making a cover-up for a baby or small child, substitute a washcloth for the hand towel and a standard towel for the beach towel.

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