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Project

Custom Bath Mat

Materials

  • Mat
  • Ribbon
  • Fabric glue
  • Needle
  • Thread

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Starting at one corner of the border, attach ribbon with fabric glue; for mitered corners, fold ribbon back onto itself and turn.

  2. Step 2

    Continue gluing and folding all the way around.

  3. Step 3

    Trim ribbon, and fold end under at a forty-five degree angle for a neat corner; glue.

  4. Step 4

    Stitch all around along both edges of the ribbon and diagonally at corners.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, September 2004

Reviews (4)

  • darchella 12 Feb, 2009

    This sounds like such a good way to cordinate towels as well as bathmats, shower curtains. I have one question, have never used fabric glue, what happens when you wash the items you add the trim on? Does it stay on?

  • Alabaxter 15 Aug, 2008

    Brilliant. Now I can have rugs that really match my towels.
    Has anyone tried putting monogram letters on them?

  • ironmikesgirl 6 Apr, 2008

    I did it and it turned out super. My husband no longer confuses it with a towel!!
    I did a few all different to match color scheme. A few friends wanted to know where I bought them.....Thanks Martha
    Carole-NJ

  • josien 26 Dec, 2007

    What a great idea. I'm going to try it right now!