Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Whose Towel is Whose?

At our "nest" we like to use white towels. I love that they can be bleached and laundered easily. The only problem with that is that we can never tell whose towel is whose, so when I ran across this color coded towel tag idea from
Martha Stewart I was excited to try it.
I bought 1o inches in four different colors of grosgrain ribbon
for the four "nestlings," of course.
Then I made my own version.
In her directions she says to hand sew them, but I used my machine with
white thread on all of them, that way you can't see the thread on the white towel,
just on the ribbon.
She also says to use color fast ribbon, but I didn't even bother looking for that.
I've washed mine a couple of times with bleach and they've been fine.
I also sewed mine different than she said to do it.
Don't look too close. I'm embarrassed to show you this,
because I can't sew a straight line if my life depended on it.

Each child picked a color.
The little colored loops make it easier for the them to hang up their own towels too.
I love seeing them all hanging in a row,
but the best part is knowing whose towel is whose.


  1. Love this idea!
    And I love those totally adorable towel hooks!!
    Enjoy the day!

  2. Great idea! I love the towel hooks in different styles.

  3. darling! i love this idea. i think i'll be trying it soon.

    Pax Christi - lena

  4. Great idea, I love that you used the grosrain ribbon. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Emily...what a great idea. With four kids I feel like I am constantly doing laundry I am getting some ribbon tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have enjoyed looking at the things you have here.

  6. I love it!! Such a pretty and useful idea! :)

  7. Love the idea, and letting your kids pick their color. They look so pretty.

  8. That is a great idea! I've been wanting to switch to all white towels and the "who's towel is whose" issue was stopping me. This is perfect!

  9. Very clever. Stylish problem solver.

  10. that looks really nice and tidy. But I tried that method and it just isn't practical (towels hung up that closely don't dry properly therefore when grabbing it again for one more use it is still damp. ;o(

  11. Thank you! I love love love this. Especially since my two children, use towels enough for 10!

  12. hey, I love the colors. cute idea here, the kids use their bathrobes, and I use my huge beach towels......how fun.

  13. Great idea. I like how easy it makes hanging them up.

  14. I love this idea and believe it would be great for my nieces and nephews when they come to visit

  15. This great. We don't have trouble telling our towels apart, but the trouble comes because they fall off the hook too easily! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Here from Homemaker Monday and your title spoke to me! Glad you posted this idea because I am going out tomorrow and sewing up all my towels!

  17. I love this. Thanks for the idea. Your blog is darling!


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