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Hand Towels Made From an Upcycled Bedspread

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I inherited an old candlewick bedspread several years ago from my mom. This old bedspread was stained in many spots, but it had great fringe and for whatever reason I couldn't let go of it. . Recently it struck me that this old bedspread could be made into great hand towels, fringe and all. Unfortunately, it's things like this that make it hard for me to let go of stuff...reinforces my urge to hold on to bric a brac.
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The fringe on the bedspread was my favorite thing about the bedspread, so I definitely wanted to use that trim as trim for my hand towels as well. However, found that the scattered rust spots made it hard to find a piece that had the trim, but without the rust. So...I did what any crafty gal would do, I removed the fringe and reattached it to pieces from the bedspread that were not stained.
  • hand towels made from an upcycled bedspread, bathroom ideas, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
Removing the fringe was the most time consuming part of this project, but one easily accomplished sitting in front of a good movie. I did find that the hand towel had more oomph to it when it was doubled, so I sewed two pieces of the candlewick together and then sewed the fringe on the bottom.
  • hand towels made from an upcycled bedspread, bathroom ideas, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
The finished hand towel is 14 by 29 with the fringe. I added 1/2 to each side when I cut the material, so I cut 2 15″ by 30″ pieces of the material.
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I use these handtowels in my guest bathroom, but I've also gifted them to some special friends.
  • hand towels made from an upcycled bedspread, bathroom ideas, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
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Material I used for this project:

  • Candlewick Bedspread   (My attic!)

To see more: http://www.nourishandnestle.com/upcycle-a-candlewick-bedspread/

  • Karen Pullen
    Karen Pullen Lincoln, NE
    on Mar 22, 2017

    Thanks so much! I have a pink candlewick spread that has some small stains on it, but I just can't part with it...now I know why!

  • Jo
    Jo Manchester, PA
    on Mar 26, 2017

    So cute in your beach themed restroom. Would also work in a shabby chic, retro, country, come to think of it ANY style restroom. Other uses, pillows of all shapes and sizes, shower curtain valance, toilet tank doily... cover a white lamp shade, window valance, cover seat of a vanity stool or bench...

  • Nancy
    Nancy Austin, TX
    on Mar 27, 2017

    There is a product called Whink that removes rust from fabrics like magic! If used on bathroom fixtures, like the tub, be sure to rinse quickly or it will remove the shine. I find it in the cleaning section of the grocery store in a copper colored squirt bottle.

  • Jean petruzzelli
    Jean petruzzelli Yorba Linda, CA
    on May 1, 2017

    nice job

  • Patty neal
    Patty neal Wichita Falls, TX
    on May 12, 2017

    I bought 2 twin size of these at a garage sale for 5$ each. One is used on my double real cast iron bed as a bed skirt over the longer bed skirt ( these are really big) They hang about 8" over each side. I have yet do anything with the other one. Maybe cover for a head board between the side rails that can be removed. You cannot sit and lean back read etc. hence the smaller head board. But the left over one will be your great hand towels! I will have lots of fringe to use. Such idea!!!!! Thanks, Patty / Wichita falls, TX

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