Coordinating Mismatched Towels
Most linen closets hold a few perfectly usable but mismatched towels. You can easily unify an assortment of solid-colored towels by sewing on washable, decorative ribbon that complements all the hues.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, September 2001
- Washable decorative ribbon
- Needle and thread
- Sewing machine
- Terry towels
Step 1 of 2
Baste ribbon onto the right side of the towel along the dobby trim that is woven into most terry towels, or at a similar distance from the edge, about 2 to 3 inches. Turn the ends of the ribbon under for a neat edge.
Step 2 of 2
On a sewing machine, secure the ribbon in place using a small zigzag stitch. The result is a multicolor matched set that is good for more years of service.