DIY Beach Towel Cover Up

2 Materials
20 Minutes

Just because you’re at the beach doesn’t mean you can’t demonstrate your creativity and fashion style. Not when you can make yourself this DIY beach towel cover-up.

It will look great on you, help you dry faster, keep you protected from the sea breeze when you get out of the water, and it won't fall off of you even if you decide to get a bit of beach volleyball action.

This is a super easy and quick project that will take you less than half an hour of sewing work, as long as you follow these instructions.

Get a large beach towel adequate for your body build. I suggest three sizes, small, medium and large. The towel sizes are 60 inches for a small cover, 64 for a medium one, and 70 for a large cover.

Prepare the armholes

When you decide on the size that will suit you best, spread the towel onto your workspace with its wrong side facing up. Fold the towel in half so the long edges are aligned. Pin the layers.

Measure four inches from the corner along each edge and mark. Use a round object like a mug to draw a curve that connects those marks. Cut off the corner to the curved line. Go through both layers when you cut.

Finish the cover

Unpin and unfold the towel. Fold the edges on the curved corners in and stitch them both. Use your serger machine for this, or your regular sewing machine on the zig-zag stitch setting.

Cut two pieces of lace strip according to the size of the cover. If you chose the small size, the lace should be 16 inches long. For the medium size, it should be 19 inches long. A large size cover requires lace strips 22 inches long.

Take a lace strip and fold one of its ends for half an inch. Pin it to the top corner of the curved edge of the towel. Fold the other end of the lace the same way and pin it to the bottom corner of the curve. Stitch both ends of the lace

Repeat with the other lace strip and the other armhole.

The cover is now ready for a trip to the beach! Just slide your arm through one armhole, wrap the towel around yourself, and put the other hand through the second armhole. Neat, right? We have more projects like this, so be sure to check them out as well. Have fun at the beach!

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Suggested materials:
  • Large beach or bath towel
  • Lace or ribbon

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Helen |
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