I made these cover ups the first of last month but did not share with you all because of all the recipes that were being posted :) Now the first part of September may not be a good time to be making swimming cover ups, but planning sometimes is not my friend :)
I made these two adorable swimming cover ups (which I also use as their towels when they bath). They were made from one beach towel and here is how:
I measured my girls to the length that I wanted and then cut the towel. I used the part of the towel that is bound as the top of each of the cover ups.
Then I cut 2 pieces (only cut 1 if you are making 1 cover up) 2 inches wide and then cut those in half. Zig-zag stitch all the way around those straps. You could also cut the pieces 3 inches wide and then fold it over and sew it down. The zig-zag stitch was faster though. I knew it would fray but it will only fray to the stitch so after I washed them the first time I trimmed all the strings and now it looks fantastic.
Now figure out where you would like your button to secure the towel in place. Then sew a button hole and sew the button on. I wanted the button to be in the front center or front next to the strap. The button hole will need to be at one end of the towel and the button directly underneath where the button hole will be lined up to.
The button hole
Then sew the straps where you need them. This will make a halter or you could also sew the straps onto the back of the towel so it would be like a tank top. Then sew a piece of velcro onto the other end of the towel. If you don't sew something there then the inside end of the towel will keep falling off.