Finding the Right Fit

An ill-fitting sweatshirt was headed to the Salvation Army. Instead of clogging its intake system, was there a way I could creatively recycle?

We have lots of dishes that get washed by hand. They tend to make a jumble on our counter and drying rack. I’m not a fan of this clutter so I end up drying the dishes with dish towels. 

These towels are pretty easy to make, and the sweatshirt in question fit the bill! Cut the fabric to the desired size (mine are a bit larger than normal). Sew straight lines. Add a belt loop from an old pair of jeans for more customization. Voila: You’re done. 

It’s fun to put some music on and work with your hands. No screens. Just you, sewing straight lines. Pretty basic but so satisfying. And you won’t find them at Target because you took the time to make them. 

Comments (6):

  1. Maria

    February 13, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Heath, You are killing me with your creativity! You are truly an inspiration! Continue to shoot for the moon!

    Reply
    • heathbrockwell

      February 13, 2020 at 8:27 pm

      Wow, thanks! I’m glad you are enjoying the work. Buckle up for that moon shoot!

      Reply
  2. Maria

    February 13, 2020 at 8:06 am

    You are killing me with your creativity! You are truly an inspiration! Continue to shoot for the moon!

    Reply
  3. Maria

    February 13, 2020 at 8:07 am

    love, love, love this issue!

    Reply
  4. Nicole

    February 13, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Dish rag envy!

    Reply
    • heathbrockwell

      February 13, 2020 at 8:31 pm

      Bonus: they are extra soft and absorbent.

      Reply

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