Sew a Hooded Towel

There’s nothing cuter than a baby wrapped up in a hooded towel, fresh and clean out of the bath, right?  Toddlers wrapped up in a hooded towel are pretty cute, too.  But you know what. Big kids would look cute in them, too.  And those little towels just don’t fit anymore.

Cupcake has outgrown all of the hooded towels we own, so it was time for new ones.  Of course momma just had to sew a hooded towel or two.  Let’s go with two because you’ll get two hooded towels out of 2 towels and 1 hand towel.

Sew a Hooded Towel #sewing #tutorial

I picked the hand towel up at HomeGoods and the two bath towels at Target (on sale right now!).  I loved the pattern and bright colors of the hand towel, but they didn’t have matching bath towels.  No biggie, though.  Who says your hood has to match the rest of the towel?

Sew a Hooded Towel #sewing #tutorialStart by cutting your towel in half.  We’ll use one half per hooded towel.

Sew a Hooded Towel #sewing #tutorialMy towel was a little too long for the hood, so I folded the finished edge in about 3″ and stitched it in place.

Sew a Hooded Towel #sewing #tutorialNext I folded the hood in half and stitched down my cut edge.  And then I serged it because terrycloth frays.  If you don’t have a serger, use a zig zag stitch.

Sew a Hooded Towel #sewing #tutorialNow you need to find the center of your towel.  Line up the seam of the hood and the center of the towel.  Pin the hood to the towel, right sides together.

Sew a Hooded Towel #sewing #tutorialStitch the hood to the towel, backstitching at the ends to reinforce your hood and you are done!  Well, not quite done because you need to repeat the process on towel #2.

Sew a Hooded Towel #sewing #tutorialCupcake is now the proud owner of two new hooded towels!  They are cute and big enough for my big girl!  If only I could get that big girl to model one for you.  Four year olds.  I tell ya.  They sure come with an attitude.

 

Anyone else want a hooded towel in their size, too?

p.s.  I bought a second cute hand towel, too.  A pretty paisley print so I might have some more sewing to do………….

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9 Comments on Sew a Hooded Towel

  1. Joanna
    August 20, 2014 at 5:10 am (11 months ago)

    P has three big hooded towels already but C needs some yet. I picked up an adorable towel with birds at Target on clearance for .96 (!!!!) but haven’t had a chance to find a second cute towel or the hand towel yet. But it’s on the list.

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    • Heather Hawkins
      August 20, 2014 at 11:38 am (11 months ago)

      I’ve been meaning to do this for forever and when I saw that hand towel I knew it was time. Even though I didn’t get as good a deal as you I’m really happy with the print. And so is Cupcake.

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  2. Sandra
    September 4, 2014 at 10:19 pm (10 months ago)

    Saw your post listed @ craftgossip and came over for a peek – it’s Christmas sewing time and I thought hooded towels would make great gifts. How big are the towels you’re using? When I go to the stores each type of towel (i.e. bath, hand) comes in quite a few sizes!

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  3. Cindy Blanton
    September 22, 2014 at 4:37 pm (9 months ago)

    I love hooded towels! If you haven’t checked out crazylittleprojects.com, you should. She has some great animal and character hooded towel tutorials.

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