Check it Out! Summer is here! Whohoo! I love summertime and I love spending time outdoors. I am praying we get to go to the beach this year, but it is one day at a time for us right now, so we will see.
Being a reader, I always have a book with me when I am lounging outside so last year I started thinking about a way to keep my book, water, lotions and other things organized and at my fingertips while outside. I found some towels clearanced out for $1.00 each and thought they would be perfect to experiment with. So I decided to make myself a chair organizer out of my towel.
Since I don't have a sewing machine, I used my glue gun and fabric glue sticks. Using a sewing machine for this project would make it look much better but I work with what I have! My other supplies included the towel and ribbon.
The first thing I did was plug in the glue gun and get it warmed up and then I laid my towel out flat and folded the end up about 4 to 5 inches. This fold depends on how large your towel is and how deep you want your pockets. It also helps to place the towel over a chair and make sure your pockets are past the seat. It wouldn't help at all to sit on your pockets! lol I made sure my edges lined up and ran a bead of glue between them to seal them together. Then I did the same thing for the other edge and then the other side edges.
Once I had all my edges glued, I then decided how far apart I wanted my pockets and ran another bead of glue down from the bottom to top to create the pockets. Last I added ribbon to the top edge of the fold. You could add more ribbon and decorations but I just kept mine simple. I wanted it to be easy to wash.
This organizer works great inside too! I can put it over my craft chair and put my water and phone in it and it keeps it off my work space.