Well, today my boys are off on a new adventure - this is their week to attend Camp. They are soooo excited. I had my big checklist of things they are supposed to bring with them every single day. We won't go through the whole list, but I will say they are each supposed to have a towel in their bag.
Have you seen a seven-year-old try to haul a beach towel around lately? Much less a four-year-old! And they are so bulky, and when they're wet, so very heavy. Take up the whole backpack, they will.
Now, my first instinct was to jump in the car, drive to REI, and purchase a couple of Pack Towels. Tiny, lightweight, super-absorbant. And expensive. Bleck. Doesn't exactly fit in with my new Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without mindset, now does it? So instead, I did this:
1. Chop a towel in half. Or close to half. Try to miss the big pictures if you can.
2. Fold the raw edge over twice and sew it down.
That's it! That was rediculously easy right? Took me less than 10 minutes, and I had to fill a bobbin. The best part is the little corner sewn down. It gives your kid a loop in their towel, without having to cut out an actual loop. They can use it to hang up the towel on a peg, or even attach it to their backpack, so you have that wet thing on the outside drying, rather than soaking all their other stuff. And it literally takes up half the room a regular beach towel needs.
I am very happy with myself right now, can you tell?