Who doesn't like to step out of the shower or bath tub onto a soft absorbent bath mat. This mat can be made out of old discarded bath towels or inexpensive department store towels. I chose this color scheme so the bath mat took 3 towels. There was plenty of towel remnants left over to make a second bath mat. These make nice gifts also.
Choose your towels. I chose 3 different color towels. Cut 21 3 inch wide strips. 7 strips of each color. I cut across the width of the towel which made a nice size for the bath mat. I then folded the strips as shown above and stitched them. After all the strips were sewn some looked crooked. This was easily fixed by steam ironing them. Now it’s time to assemble. I started by laying two strips side by side and stitching them together with a wide zig zag stitch. Then repeat . Do this in sets of 3 strips. This makes it easier to handle and helps keep its shape when all the strips are assembled together. After all the strips are zig zagged together, give it a final press with the steam iron. Square off the ends of the bath mat. Finish by cutting 2 coordinating 3 inch strips and sewing to the squared off ends of the bath mat. Be sure to leave about an inch on both ends. Fold in ends and raw edges sew down and ta da a soft, absorbent, pretty bath mat.