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DIY Monster Face Cloths

This is an easy project I made with store bought face cloths and scraps of fabric. I even got my kids involved to make these scary, Loch Ness inspired bath creatures. They drew the inspirations, and I brought them to life. If you have some basic sewing skills, these are the perfect handmade baby shower gift! Because the cloths are different colors and sizes, you can stock up on clearance cloths for next to nothing, and spend an afternoon making a bunch of them.

monster wash cloths

Supplies:

  • 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

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wash cloths scissors fabric

Instructions:

Step 1: Find inspiration for your monsters. Draw a variety of monster face details—eyes, teeth, and mouths.

sharpie monster faces

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. 

sharpie shapes scissors fabric

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.

iron shapes fabric

Step 4: Cut out all features.

monster face wash cloth scissors

Step 5: Lay 1 face cloth onto your 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 your sewing machine. Place into your sewing machine and applique around the outside edge. 

blue wash cloth white eyes

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 your sewing machine to match the feature each time. Take your time and have fun!

monster face wash cloth

monster face wash cloth

monster face wash cloths

Step 7: On the next face cloth, try adding new features such as a tongue or eyelids. 

monster face wash cloths

monster face wash cloth green

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