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Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts All Moms Deserve (Towel Wrap and Slippers Sewing Tutorial)

Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts All Moms Deserve (Towel Wrap and Slippers Sewing Tutorial)

It’s upon us again, Mother’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re like many of us and haven’t started shopping, don’t worry — this week our National Educator Teresa Coates shares a few homemade sewing projects to make for mom this year.

All moms appreciate a handmade gift, and when that handmade gift is made with Cuddle® minky plush fabric, you’ll no-doubt be her favorite!

See Related: Video Tutorial: How to Sew a Robe (Klassic Kimono Sewing Tutorial)

Here we've put together a two-day mom-approved tutorial on how to sew a Cuddle® minky fabric towel wrap and slippers. They’re not just super cozy and warm, but they’re surprisingly easy to make once you have the right tools and techniques. 

Editor's note: ByAnnie will be giving away 1/2yd Soft and Stable and a stiletto to two lucky winners. Be sure to join us LIVE on Facebook and YouTube for a chance to win!

Fabrics and notions you'll need to make a towel wrap

These notions can be substituted for whatever you have on hand, but here is what Teresa recommends for her Cuddle® minky towel wrap.

Towel wrap fabrics:

  • 1/4 yd. Cuddle® 3 Iris
  • 1 1/2 yds Terry Cloth 19 oz.

Towel wrap notions & supplies:

  • 45mm rotary cutter - OLFA or blade (SAC-1 - OLFA)
  • 90/14 stretch machine needle - SCHMETZ
  • Elastic - no-roll 1 1/2" wide - Dritz
  • Fabric clips - (Wonder Clips - Clover)
  • Felt tip marker
  • Flower head pins - Clover
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Hook and loop tape - 1 1/2" wide (Velcro or other brand)
  • Micro serrated scissors - Famore or Kai
  • Polyester thread - (Metrosene - Mettler)
  • Self-healing cutting mat - OLFA
  • Stiletto and pressing tool - ByAnnie
  • Terry Cloth Shower Wraps sewing pattern - Sew4Home
  • Twill tape or ribbon - 1/2" 
  • Walking Foot
  • Woven fusible interfacing - (SF101 Shape-Flex Cotton Woven Fusible Interfacing - Pellon)

Tips for making a towel wrap

  • Serge the raw edge of the terry cloth to prevent fraying, if possible.
  • Use a Cuddle® 3 or Luxe Cuddle® instead of cotton to bind the edges with softness.
  • To alter the size, measure your hips and add 14" for overlap; measure your high bust and cut elastic 1" shorter.
  • Add embroidery on the pocket to personalize it!

Towel Wrap and Slippers Sewing Tutorial

Fabrics and notions you'll need to make the slippers

These notions can be substituted for whatever you have on hand, but here is what Teresa recommends for her Cuddle® minky fabric slippers:

Slippers fabrics:

  • Luxe Cuddle® Dazzle Hide Iris/Silver
  • Terry Cloth

Slippers notions & supplies:

  • 45mm rotary cutter - OLFA or blade (SAC-1 - OLFA)
  • 90/14 stretch machine needle - SCHMETZ
  • Anti Skid Gripper fabric - Dritz
  • Candice Women’s Slippers sewing pattern - IThinkSew.com Candice Women's Slippers PDF Pattern (#160)
  • Fabric clips - (Wonder Clips - Clover)
  • Felt tip marker
  • Flower head pins - Clover
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Micro serrated scissors - Famore or Kai
  • Polyester thread - (Metrosene - Mettler)
  • Self-healing cutting mat - OLFA
  • Soft n Stable foam lining - ByAnnie
  • Stiletto and pressing tool - ByAnnie
  • Walking Foot
  • Woven fusible interfacing - (SF101 Shape-Flex Cotton Woven Fusible Interfacing - Pellon)

Tips for making Cuddle® minky fabric slippers

  • Make sure to add a seam allowance. 1/4" will work, but 1/2" is easier. Trim down after sewing.
  • Use anti-skid gripper fabric to make them safe on wooden or tile floors
  • Use fabric clips with the Soft n Stable and make sure to finish the edges with a zig zag to flatten them.
  • Use Luxe Cuddle® Shearling, Luxe Cuddle® Sherpa or Luxe Cuddle® Llama for extra fluffy insoles.

Video tutorial: How to make a Cuddle® minky fabric towel wrap and slippers

Mark your calendar — as part of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page and YouTube channel at 10 am PDT on May 4 and 5 to share her tips on how to make a Cuddle® minky fabric towel wrap and slippers.

Can't make it? Check back here at 12 pm pacific after her live videos conclude for the embedded on-demand videos.

If you have any questions about Cuddle® minky plush fabrics or any of our Cuddle® Kits, feel free to contact our friendly, no-pressure customer service team at 866-624-5252.

Ready to start creating with Cuddle® minky fabric? Use our store locator to find a selection of Cuddle® minky fabric online or near you.

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Written by Michael Nystrom
Michael Nystrom is the Inbound Digital Content Manager at Shannon Fabrics. He is a two-time IRONMAN triathlon finisher, USC Trojan and self-proclaimed breakfast burrito connoisseur. When not swimming, cycling or running (or writing about all things fabric), he’s out catching some waves or chasing his dog, Dingo.
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