Making a Jacket from Towels?

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stack of towelsMany years ago when I was a child my grandmother had a jacket that was made from towels. It opened down the front and each side was a towel edge so there was no need to finish them off. I think the collar was pointed in the back. I know she must have had a pattern but I surely can't find one now. Does anybody have one or know where I may be able to locate one? It would be perfect to wear around the house on chilly days.


Judi from Elgin, Oregon


By Caryn (Guest Post)
May 2, 20082 found this helpful

Did you ever find a pattern for this. I have one my mom made for me but would like to make more.

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September 15, 20080 found this helpful

This site has some more pictures of the robe you are referring to. If you click on them it enlarges them. With this and the directions from the other person, I hope you are able to figure out how to make them.

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By Gerry (Guest Post)
November 10, 20080 found this helpful

Looking for that same pattern. It was a simple design. My sister was making them for "bed jackets" back when she was a candy striper. It was basic towel cuts with a point in the back - no raw edges.

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December 23, 20120 found this helpful

I have the pattern you are talking about. When I was growing up our neighbor gave my mother the pattern. She made us each one.

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October 31, 20150 found this helpful

I would love a copy of your pattern .My daughter and I both had one our friend made and would love to make another.

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January 13, 20190 found this helpful

I too want a pattern for a 2 towel jacket

Doris Haywood

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November 6, 20210 found this helpful

i would like a copy of the pattern please

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January 22, 20220 found this helpful

I would love to have a copy or direction on this pattern. I want to have one made for my Mother who had one years ago. Please and Thank You

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February 14, 20220 found this helpful

Could I possibly get a copy of the pattern please?

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March 17, 2013

Where can I find a pattern to make a jacket from towels? I had one as a teen and I haven't seen patterns around for them. These jackets are very comfortable and I would enjoy having one again.

By mikhan51


August 31, 20132 found this helpful

You will most likely have to find a pattern that is similar to the jacket you had years ago. If it is terrycloth material that the jacket was made out of, you can find it at a fabric store or if not in season, see if they can order some for you.


If you are going to use towels, will need to figure out the yardage for the amount of towels you will need. Good luck with this endeavor.

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February 27, 2016

I am looking for the 1950s Jamara bath towel jacket pattern, that uses 2 large bath towels. It would be nice to just have the pattern, or a printable pattern? Can anyone help me?


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September 13, 20170 found this helpful

It was sold on eBay. You could put an alert on eBay and they will notify you when another one becomes available.

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January 10, 2014

Where can I get a pattern to make a towel jacket?

By Becky H.

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December 29, 2011

Some years ago I had a jacket made from bath towels with fringe. 3 towels were used. The elbow length sleeves had fringe and the neck down the back had fringe also. Would anyone have any input/knowledge of this?

By Frances

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