Tutorial: Hooded Towel

I hate the thin (and too small) baby towels.  I decided to make MM a personalized one out of a thicker terry cloth. This is a super easy project and great for beginners.  It took me about thirty minutes from start to finish (and that includes appliqueing the hood).  All you need is a hand towel, a bath towel, and at least two packs of double extra-wide bias tape.  Here are the directions for a hooded towel:

First, decide how long you want the hood of your towel to be.  I wanted a big of hood as possible for my growing girl.  Find a corner (a right angle) and measure fourteen inches on each side (or smaller or larger depending on who you’re making it for).  Trace along the ruler line with a water soluble fabric marker (or you can just a permanent marker or you could just wing it).

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Then, I appliqued a little lollipop on the hood part.  And while the machine was doing that I measured and cut the bath towel into a 24″ x 24″ square.  Again, you could make it bigger or smaller depending on the child–just make sure it’s a square.

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I then took the hood part (a triangle) and sewed the bias tape on the bottom, unfinished edge.

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 Then take the hood and pin it to the bottom towel.

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Sew the two unfinished edges with the bias tape.  I used a chocolate brown to coordinate with the red of the hood, but you could just use all the same color.  Also, you could go all the way around the towel (all four sides), but honestly, I didn’t have enough bias tape.

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Taa-daa!  So easy…and cheap (mine cost $3.25 to make)!

3 Responses to Tutorial: Hooded Towel

  1. Melissa Lash March 26, 2010 at 6:09 am #

    You inspire me so much .. I think I may try this one! I also liked the coupon pouch! I’ve never used my sewing machine and have decided that its about time!

  2. aunt margaret March 27, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    absolutely precious ! Just like you !

  3. FutureMama April 12, 2010 at 11:37 pm #

    How fun!!! Love it!! I’m totally gonna try this and link back to your instructions when I do! thanks for linking it up!

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