I found an excellent tutorial on this blog.... Cotton Tail Babies ... She tells you all the details so I recommend reading that tutorial before getting started.
You'll need some fleece and some terry cloth, one for the cute side and the other for the absorbent side. If you have some old terry cloth towels or a robe that you can slice up, I'd recommend using that because this material was 9.99/yard at our local fabric store. Yikes!
1 yard of fabric yeilds 9 towels. This is what I made to start. I'll let you know if I feel like this is enough or not once we've really gotten used to using them for everything.
Here's my towel during the sewing process:
I purchased plastic snaps at the fabric store, in the cloth diaper section. Check out all the colors available!
Here's my final product, I am so happy with the outcome!
I took an old paper towel roll, covered it with a scrap of my flannel using hot glue, then added 2 snaps to that roll. This provided the stability they needed to stand up well on the counter.
These would make an excellent gift or craft fair item!
The last thing I need to do is mount a basket on the wall above the garbage where soiled towels can be tossed.