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Date: 11/29/08 3:15 PM

After getting out of the shower this AM, I measured the hand and bath towel to see if I could make a robe from them. I believe the bath towel could form the front and back, the hand towels for sleeves and wash cloths for pockets. I know it's probably been done but I can't find anything on the boards. I doubt it would be that hard, but thought I'd check out PR and see if anyone has tried this. Any comments/suggestions?

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Date: 11/29/08 3:43 PM

In the mid-70s, Everyone used to sew robes out of 2 bath towels and two hand towels!

Here's one how-to: Bath Towel Robe

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Date: 11/29/08 3:54 PM

While I haven't made a traditional bathrobe from them, I did use towels to make a spa wrap. According to the date on my review, the wrap is now 6 years old, and I know it's still my DD's favorite - her year-round robe. Never underestimate the durability of Walmart's cheapest towels.

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Date: 11/29/08 3:55 PM

Oh my, that brings back memories!!! I made a lot of spending money in the late 60s (67-68) making these for all my sister's dorm buddies!

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Date: 11/29/08 9:27 PM

Thanks to all for your comments and how-tos. I remember now about the trend for this type of robe back in the day. Guess I'll get myself some of WalMart's special towels and see what I can come up with. Thanks agin.

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Date: 1/1/09 9:01 AM

Does anyone have the method for making a beach towel robe out of 3 beach towels, front, bank, and sleeve bodice? Thanks.

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Date: 7/19/11 5:10 PM

I'm also interested in this project. Unfortunately the link from ItzPenny isn't working any longer. The one I'm looking for was definitely made from at least 2 if not 3 towels. There was a horizontal piece that was the neck & shoulders on top.
Thanks for any pictures & info you can provide!

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Date: 7/20/11 1:53 AM

Back in the 70's I made a robe from two bath and two hand towels for use when we went boating/swimming/water skiing. I put a separating zip in it so I didn't have to pull it over my head. I loved that thing - it was good to put on after water skiing. I lived in it and my swimsuit when we went camping and boating! I don't have the pattern any longer, but I think I could manage to do it again. The towels had a fringe on them, so there was no hemming required.

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Date: 7/20/11 8:15 AM

So easy to do. Two bath towels, if you want it short; three if you want it long. For the short one: Using the shorter side, cut one bath towel in half; this is your front and back bottom pieces. Fold each of these pieces in half, lengthwise and mark the fold .

For the top, fold the other bath towel in half, lengthwise, cut a hole in the center along the fold line big enough for your head. Then take this towel and fold it in half, width wise, and mark the fold.

Match up the marks and stitch a seam. The whole thing should look like two Ts connected at the top. Sew up the sides and the underarms.

If you want it longer, don't cut the one bath towel in half, but use two full size bath towels. And if you want a zipper, cut up the front and sew one in. Pretty easy.

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Date: 10/23/11 10:20 AM

I made one of these robes yesterday. I made many of them back in the 60's and 70's when they were popular. The towels I used yesterday were $2.50 each on the clearance table at my grocery store. In hindsight I think I will put a zipper down the front to make it easier to get on but all in all it came out very nice. I am surprised I could remember how to make them as it has been many years.

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