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The lounge chair is aimed toward the golden sun. The plush, oversized beach towel draped across the chair is calling your name. You’re ready to relax, soak up the sunshine and the soothing sounds of the surf. Yet, every time you adjust the back of the chair, or change positions, it’s a struggle getting the towel back in place. Ready to put an end to the towel, tug of war? We’ve come up with a simple solution that will keep your towel from slipping off your beach lounge all summer long. Try our easy to make, sewing project.
To make a beach lounge slipcover you’ll need:
1 large Beach Towel
1 Bath Towel, in a coordinating color
Sewing machine and a Serger
Thread, Scissors, Straight Pins, Newspaper and Marker
- First, cut the two long side seams (lengthwise) off the bath towel, leaving the stitching intact. Tack one strip using a needle and thread or a sewing machine, to the underside of the beach towel at the bottom on both sides. These strips will be tied together, underneath, to help hold it in place.
- To make the piece that slips over the top of the chair, you’ll need to make a simple pattern. Hold newspaper against the chair back and trace around the arc. Cut arc pattern from the newspaper. Lay the newspaper template on the bath towel and cut a piece from the towel, making it at least 6” inches in height. Serge around the raw edges of the towel slipcover piece to keep it from fraying.
- Pin finished arc towel piece to the top back of the beach towel. (See black slipcover in photo below.) Using a sewing machine, sew the towel arc to the beach towel, leaving the bottom horizontal portion open.
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