When we're at a dock, the first step you make onto the boat usually leaves a scuff or dirt from your shoes. Sometimes I just throw an old towel there out to try to minimize the dirt tracked onto the boat. I decided to make a custom fit towel/mat.
First, I used kraft paper to make a pattern. I know it looks weird, but stay with me.
I didn't take many photos during the process, but basically I found several old towels that were similar color and cut out the pieces using the pattern. This photo is during the sewing - inside/out. I sewed a total of 4 layers of towel to make it heavy. (The grey and multicolor towels will be hidden when turned right-side-out).
And here is the finished product! Very pleased with it and virtually no cost!