Make a bath time lovey for your little one with these DIY elephant and whale bath mitts!


These simple bath mitts are made from washcloths. You can even use old washcloths that are ready for retirement, they'll be extra soft for baby! You don't need to be an expert sewer to execute, and you can sew by hand or machine. I actually love the little imperfections in handmade projects like this. As long as you make them with love they're going to be the most beautiful bath mitts in the world!

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To make these two bath mitts, download the templates via the issuu link below. The download function is inside the share tab!

 


For elephant you will need:

3 washcloths (12 x 12 inch)

Small piece of black felt

needle

thread

scissors

pins

Sewing machine (optional)

 


For whale you will need:

2 washcloths (12 x 12 inch)

Small piece of black felt

needle

thread

scissors

pins

tape

Sewing machine (optional)

  1. Print and cut out templates.
  2. For the elephant, pin template pieces to washcloths.
  3. Cut out washcloth pieces.
  4. Cut 2 small circle eyes out of black felt. Hand stitch eyes on to face.
  5. Sew front and back of ears together. Position ears, sandwiching straight edges between the elephant’s face and front main body.
  6. Stitch around face, making sure stitches go through ears, face and body.
  7. Position completed elephant front over back main body piece. Stitch edges together, leaving the bottom open for hand.
  8. For the whale, print and cut out template. Tape whale tail to bottom of one of the main body pieces. Pin templates to washcloths.
  9. Cut out washcloth pieces.
  10. Cut 2 small circle eyes out of black felt. Position and hand stitch eyes onto main body piece with tail.
  11. Stitch edges of main body pieces together, leaving the bottom open for hand.
  12. Cinch tail together and tie with long piece of fabric. Trim extra length.
  13. Rub-a-dub-dub! Now it’s time to add a whale and an elephant to your bath time routine!

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Make a bath time lovey for your little one with these DIY elephant and whale bath mitts made from dish towels!
Photography by Alexandra Grablewski Crafts by Leah Michaelson

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