I think there must be a giant invisible poodle living in my house. It is disguised as a teenage girl and she is tiny, with small hands and feet not even 75 pounds and yet, but when she comes out of the bathroom there is a Dracula cloud that follows her. When the steam disperses, it reveals an unimaginable mess left behind. I wonder “in horror” how the ceiling, all the walls, toilet paper and every square inch of the bathroom floor could possible get wet? There's got to be a giant poodle somewhere, just shaking water absolutely everywhere which is my only explanation.
The thing that really gets me though, is the wet floor. Not only can it be dangerous, but who enjoys walking around with wet socks? No store-bought bath mat is big enough for this mess, so I have decided to make my own. It is large and easy to dry, but attractive to change what otherwise is a boring looking bathroom. I live in a rented apartment, so there is not much I can do to change the color of the tiles, but I think this fringed bath mat will make me happy to not have to hide the bathroom when guests come over. It will also help keep the floor dry and safe for all.
This bath mat uses canvas fabric for strength, non-slip and easy drying along with cotton cord threaded through the mat for extra strength and texture. The mat has an attractive shaggy fringe. It was a lot of fun to make and is really functional and attractive. There's also a fair bit of sewing to do, so it is good practice for the beginners.
- 3 yards of 100% cotton printed canvas
- 1.5 yards of 100% cotton plain canvas
- 1 skein of wool of 197 yards. I used Lion Brand Yarns Wool-Ease in black.
- 60 yards of 1/4″ cotton sash cord. I got mine from T. W. Evans Cordage via Amazon.
- or parachute cord
- thread to match
- darning needle or similar large blunt needle.
- quilting ruler. The one I'm using is an Omnigrid 6″ X 24″ Quilter's Ruler.
- sewing machine
- sewing scissors
- one low temperature glue gun (optional)
See tutorial instructions on next page.