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Girlie Spa Wrap Tutorial

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There have been several questions and comments about the spa wraps I made for my granddaughter’s spa birthday party.   The most frequent question is how to get a proper fit, especially for children who are not available for measuring.

After a lot of trial and error, mistakes and do-overs, I think I finally have the sequence and details worked out.  So here is a step-by-step spa wrap tutorial from sizing to finish that I hope will be helpful.


materials 1X

Materials you will need to make spa wrap. Note: my color ink cartridge ran out today. On the embroidery design template, the blue is supposed to be green.


  • 1 bath towel (not too thick)
  • black gingham 2″ x 60″
  • 30″ green grosgrain ribbon 3/4-1 1/2″ wide
  • 1 novelty button  (watermelon button is hidden by ribbon)
  • 4″ scrap for yo-yo
  • water soluble stabilizer~4″ square for yo-y0, 8×8″ to cover embroidery
  • embroidery design for monogram to match button
  • 10″ velcro
  • 10-18″ 3/4″ elastic
  • green thread for embroidery and top stitching
  • black  thread for embroidery
  • monofilament thread for stitching ribbon in place
  • 30-36″ scrap ribbon with large safety pin

SIZING–The standard/average chest measurements below are from a chart found on-line.    If you are unable to measure your spa wrap recipient, just guestimate by age. Continue reading