Here's a quick and practical sewing project that uses something old and turns it into something new!
This new bath mat once was an old terry cloth robe that was on its way out. I knew I could find a new use for it because throwing it out just seemed too wasteful. I cut it up to make this cute mat and had enough left over for 2 more mats--all double-layered mats, btw! I found this project a few years ago but I don't remember in which book it was printed. (If you do, please refresh my memory!) Anyhow, it's a simple and quick project and a great way to repurpose an older towel or robe and use up some fabric scraps.
The good about this project:
+ it's quick
+ you can use materials you probably already have on hand
+ you can customize this bath mat to fit your needs
+ this doesn't just have to be used as a bath mat. We use one at the back door for wet or dirty shoes! It might even make for a good bedroom rug (with some shelf liner underneath to keep it from sliding around).
The not so good:
- well, I guess the only thing I can think of is that terry cloth is very messy! Nothing a vacuum can't fix, though!