I really like this idea. but I don't have a sewing machine.. any suggestions on making it with out sewing ??
If you know they are not going to be used and only for show, you could try the glues that say they are okay to wash and won't wash out; I would try one before I gave it away though. You could just as well hand sew the fabric on. Just press the edges under and make small stitches using thread matching the towel.
If you check at garage sales lots of times there are used sewing machines, try to find a Singer, Viking or Husqvarna. They are good machines and can be worked on by most any sewing machine shop. A good cleaning is all most of them need. In Nebraska one can be bought for $25 or less. You might be able to barter with the owner, maybe offer to do something you are good at, or mending once you get the machine. Make sure she is willing to let you see it run. Avoid newer ones with lots of computer chips if they are cheap, most likely they have major problems. Have fun.
A good craft for kids gifts. You can also make wedding presents, housewarming presents, etc.
An idea I came up with several years ago was to take a regular bath towel (the real nice thick ones are harder to use unless you have a heavy-duty sewing machine) and sew fabric along one end of it and make a matching hand towel and washrag to go with it.
I use piping, eyelet lace, etc. around the edges, but here recently I saw a lady at a craft fair that just folded the rough edges under, ironed them, and sewed over the top and left it at that. She explained that it kept her cost down for her to make more money from her crafts, but it sure makes a difference in how it looks if you do use the edging materials.
cool idea thanks! got anymore ideas?