Make bathtime fun with monster facecloths! This is an easy project using store bought face cloths and scraps of fabric. Get the kids involved and make scary, Loch Ness inpsired bath creatures.
- Cotton face cloths in a variety of "monster" colors
- Fabric scraps in white, black, and other colors
- Thread to match fabric scraps
- Sewing machine and related supplies
- Fusible web – Pellon EZ Steam works great. Check manufacturer's package for directions and details.
- Paper and pen for drawing
- Iron and ironing board
Step 1: Find inspiration for your monsters. Draw a variety of monster face details—eyes, teeth, and mouths.
Step 2: Cut 1 piece of fusible web paper in half. Lay the fusible web onto your work surface, smooth side facing up/textured side down. Draw the eyes and teeth on one side. Draw the mouths and eyeballs on the other side.
Step 3: Lay fabric onto your work surface. Finger-press the wrinkles out. Lay the mouth and eyeballs on the black fabric and the eyes and teeth on the white fabric. Iron in place.
Step 4: Cut out all features.
Step 5: Lay 1 face cloth onto work surface. Start with the eyes. Turn and peel the backing from the fusible web. It should feel like a sticker when peeled away. Lay the eyes onto the face cloth and iron in place. Change to white thread in sewing machine. Place into your sewing machine and applique around the outside edge.
Step 6: Repeat step 5 for all other features—the mouth, eyeballs and teeth. Layer each feature and stitch down as you go. Change thread color in sewing machine to match feature each time. Take your time and have fun!
Step 7: On the next face cloth, try adding new features such as a tongue or eyelids.
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