There are a few things you may not know about Louisiana. It’s Hot. It’s Humid. It’s really HOT. We like to go to the pool to cool off, OFTEN. Us Southern gals like to monogram or put our kids name on everything they own. This is true. In fact, we will place a name or initial on ANYTHING. It’s one of the reasons behind this DIY Personalized Pool Towel I am going to show you today.
We are in the FULL SWING of Summer over here in Louisiana. Everything is hot, sticky, and humid. With the weather so hot, we are going to the pool and cooling off a few times a week, if not more.
When Addy is in daycare, they often have a fun little pool day. When they do, it is usually a quick trip outside to their inflatable kiddie pools and a pile of towels off to the side. Addy can barely remember which shoes are hers, so I never expect her to come home with the correct towel. This Summer I decided I would help her remember a little with her very own personalized towel. Not only does Addy know which towel is hers, but the teachers do as well.
To make this towel I created her name in the Silhouette Designer Edition software. Having this software makes life easier because I can easily resize and see measurements for exactly what I am looking for.
Once I had the size and font I liked for the letter, I cut my fabric to fit the cutting mat and placed it into the Silhouette Cameo. After it was loaded, I placed my cut settings to fabric, placed my blade on 8, and did a double cut with the Silhouette Fabric Blade.
After the fabric is cut, I then adhered the letters to the spot on the towel with a little liquid stitch. This allows the letters to stay put before I use the sewing machine and apply a zigzag stitch all the way around the letters. It’s a quick project and takes just under an hour! I love the way it turned out.
I’m not the only one who loved it….Addy did, too!
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