Happy Towel Day

In the Guide, and we all know what guide that is, a towel is considered one of the most important items one can have on hand or claw for  interstellar travelers. According to this Guide, a towel can provide warmth, comfort, and even sustenance (provided it’s been absorbing bits and pieces of your meals during your travels). Just wet it a bit and suck in the nutrients of meals gone by.

Since one can never know when one’s planet might be blown up to make way for interstellar highways, I thought it’d be appropriate to appropriate a towel and well, make it my travel towel, one I could carry around always just in case my best friend turned out to be an alien from Betelgeuse and not, you know, Hartford.

I printed out “Don’t Panic” in large, friendly letters and pinned them to my fabric. Then I cut the letters out and pinned them to the towel, sewing them on using a tight zig zag. There may or may not have been copious amounts of fusible interfacing involved.

cutouts don't panic


Happy Towel Day everyone. And thank you, Douglas Adams. There’s a frood who really knew where his towel was.