Sometimes I make things because it is just better than buying them. Sometimes I make something to see if it can be done. And sometimes I make things because I am cheap.
This little endeavor is a bit of all 3.
BRAND NEW towels immediately started to frayed and unravel on the side. I attempted to fix it but after a few more washes my hasty stitch job popped apart. At this point it was banished to the bottom of the towel pile, only to be used when all the others were dirty (which is more often than I care to admit).
Now, fast forward 2+ years and picture me careening, stark naked, out of the shower and across the bathroom as my toe is tangled in the massive fray-ness that is looping off the side of said towel. The towel was every where and I couldn't get out of it. It was scary. My life probably should have flashed before my eyes, but all I could think about was, "If I bash my head and die I will be naked when they find me."
Now, I know there are worse things than dying naked in your own bathroom but, well, it's just not how I want to go.
At this point I decided to fix the towel. Again. Properly.
After rummaging around in my tub(s) of fabric, I busted out some plaid flannel. It was then cut it into strips, ironed and sewed it into place as edging.
Lesson of this post: flannel is soft.
Use it on your towels.