Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hooded Towel

We stared swim lessons last week & I realized we (the boy) needs a hooded swim towel. We have one for bath time, but need something fun to wrap him up to be my "Baby Burrito". We loved the hooded towels as a baby & they still work out great for us, we just need more.

You'll need one large towel & 2 wash cloths. Target has some wonderful towels colors... I had a hard time choosing, but settled on this beach blue.With right sides together, sew 2 sides of the wash cloths together.
This makes your hood

Find the center of the long side of the towel, line up the center back of the hood with the center of the towel.

Pin & stitch the hood on the towel.
A little added feature: take a few inches of ribbon & sew a loop at the center back of the towel to hang up on a hook.

Stitch down the seam allowance at the top of the hood & where the hood joins the towel.

TA DA... a few simple seams and about 15 minutes & you have a cute hooded towel.

I made a few...
in fun colors.

Last year, I made Peepers a hooded towel for bathtime - I tricked this one up a bit... with just a few simple steps.

After you have made the hooded towel, use a dinner plate as a guideline for rounding the top edge of the towel. This just makes appling the binding easier. I used 1 pkg of contrast binding (the really wide stuff) to bind the edge of the hood & towel.
I them used scrap fabric to monogram the towel. There are tons of cute applique ideas (shark, star fish, waves, race car, flowers or fruit) or you could make fun animal ears on the hood.

Thanks, Karla

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