How to Fold Fancy Towels & Washcloths

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How to Fold Fancy Towels & Washcloths
Towels and washcloths can be folded together to make beautiful decorations. (Spa towels image by MAXFX from

Many people fold towels and washcloths hastily, and put no thought into the decorative possibilities of a towel and washcloth. These towels and washcloths are folded in a very plain and simple manner. At high-quality hotels and cruise lines, the towels and washcloths are always folded into decorative shapes. Guests are pleased to see beautiful and fancy creations from simple accessories. There is one way to fold a towel and washcloth together to make a delightful, fancy and high-class design.

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Things you need

  • Bath towel
  • Hand towel
  • Washcloth
  • Towel rack, chair or ledge

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  1. 1

    Lay the towel on a flat surface lengthwise. Fold it into thirds, and hang it on a towel rack, back of chair or a ledge. It will be hanging halfway off the ledge of your choice.

  2. 2

    Lay the hand towel on a flat surface, and flatten any crinkles or creases. Fold the bottom up so it covers two-thirds of the hand towel.

  3. 3

    Grab the edges of the folded area, and fold it down halfway. The folded section will be one-third of the hand towel.

  4. 4

    Turn the hand towel over. The folded area will be against the flat surface.

  5. 5

    Fold the right side and left side of the hand towel in together. While folding, you will tuck the left side into the pocket of the right side. The right side of the fold will hold the left side securely beneath it.

  6. 6

    Turn the hand towel over. You will see a small pocket at the bottom section. Put the hand towel on top of the folded bath towel. It will be centred, draped halfway down the bath towel with the pocket side facing up.

  7. 7

    Lay the washcloth on a flat surface, and flatten any creases or crinkles.

  8. 8

    Fold the washcloth into an accordion fold. You will fold a small section up then turn the washcloth over. Continue folding in equal sections and turning over until the washcloth is folded like an accordion.

  9. 9

    Bend the washcloth in half. It will look like a fancy fan. Tuck the bended washcloth into the pocket of the hand towel. You now have a folded and fancy towel and washcloth.

Tips and warnings

  • Add soap and special items to the pocket with the washcloth. This will give a unique touch to your fancy towel and washcloth.

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