A linen wash mitt is a great idea if you are looking for a simple way to add a thoughtful addition to your bath.
Linen was one of the primiary household textiles used in 18th-century France. This tradition carries on today in the various home items still made with linen.
The bath mitt is made with linen for its absorbent quality and its ability to dry quickly. You can store your bar of soap inside or wear it on your hand as you wash. These are perfect for children to use in the bathtub because they are fun to use in a soapy bath.
These classic mitts are stilled featured in many Europeans bathtubs are a beautiful way to decorate your bath with a useful item. View the easy steps and get started on your bath mitt today.
- Two different shades of linen
- Twill tape or just extra linen
- Sewing machine
- Measuring tape
Remember, you should always preshrink your link by wasking, drying, and ironing it before starting any project.
I used IL019 and 4C22 linen for my wash mitt because they are both thick and durable. They are the perfect weight for a wash mitt. I still double-layered them when sewing to make it even thicker.I select IL019 in Mixed Natural and 4C22 in Emerald.
These are the colors I chose, but you should have fun choosing whatever shades of linen you like! I would explore the color options available for heavy-weight 4C22 first.
Here is an even better reason to stock up on more shades of 4C22- right now, until Sunday, March 25th, 4C22 Linen is ON SALE!
Cut a rectangle 10" wide by 26" long out of the Mixed Natural linen.
Cut another rectangle 3 1/2 wide by 26 inches long, out of the green linen.
Press these folds down with a hot iron and center the strip on the Mixed Natural linen’s edge.
Sew over the folded edges and down the long edge.
Flip the undyed strip to the "right" side of the Mixed Natural linen. Fold the edges in of the green linen to prepare for a topstitch.
Topstitch all the way around the green linen, close to the edges.
Maybe sew the line a little straighter than me…haha. It’s okay though. I always consider mistakes as "rustic" details. It works!
Once the raw edges are sewn, trim the corners and trim the seam allowance down to a 1/4"
I folded in the edges of the strip to make a clean border around the raw and then sewed it down.
It’s really easy to do and makes a nice border around two edges.
I just kept sewing the strip along the border so there was some extra fabric for a loop handle. This makes it possible to hang your wash mitt in the shower. Just make a loop and stitch the end to the base to create your handle. Now you can use a linen bath mitt the next time you relax in the tub or take a hot shower!
Don’t forget the SALE on all shades of 4C22 Linen!
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