Monday, October 5, 2015

Children's Hooded Towel

I don't know about your kids, but my kids LOVE hooded towels!  They had grown out of all the baby hooded towels that we had, so I went out to buy some new ones, ones for 'bigger little kids'.  Well, there aren't many options out there, unless you want to spend $40 a towel. No thanks!

Here is how I made my own!

Things you need to make two hooded towels:

(2) Large Bath Towel
(1) Hand Towel
7/8" - 1" Ribbon (optional)
Sewing Machine
Fabric Scissors
Straight Pins

1.  Cut the hand towel in half.  Each hand towel makes two hoods.

2.  Pin the ribbon across the embroidered strip of the hand towel. This step is optional...the towel is functional without the ribbon, but it helps to add some personality.

3.  Using the zig zag stitch on the sewing machine, sew the ribbon to the hand towel hood using coordinating or matching thread.

4. Find the center of the long side of the bath towel and mark with a straight pin. Then, find the center of the finished end portion of the hand towel (opposite the cut side) and mark with a straight pin. Pin the hood hand towel piece and large bath towel in place, by matching up the marked centers. Lay the large bath towel down first, then the hood hand towel on top, as shown. Sew the piece together with a straight machine stitch.

5.  Fold the attached hood in half, inside out, to form the finished shape of the hood. Cut a
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" corner from the top of the hood and pin. This will form the rounded shape of the hood.  Using the zig zag stitch on the sewing machine, sew the hood seam.

Enjoy snuggling your happy child in their very own personalized hooded towel for less than $15 for a set of two!