(#2 in the series started a bazillion posts ago)
A few years ago, a friend of mine made my two girls some hooded towels. They were so cute and looked so easy that I began to make them for folks as baby gifts. I thought I’d spell out how to make them, they make great Christmas gifts.
So, you see you’ll need a towel, a washcloth, a needle and some thread. Decorations like buttons or ribbon are optional. I always say love is in the details, so I’ll show you how to add those, too.
First, add your decoration on the washcloth. You’ll be folding the washcloth so keep that in mind. I chose rick rack for this project, because I liked the color. You can do ribbon as well. Cut your ribbon/rick rack or whatever leaving about a 1/2 inch extra on each side. I suggest this because you don’t want to sew it and realize there’s not enough. I don’t want to make you cuss.
So, now that the ribbon or whatever is ready to be sewn, sew it. I hand sewed it, but you ambitious and talented folks can use your machine instead. Me and my machine = don’t play well together. Besides, rick rack is butt hard to sew on a machine. Just sayin.
Sew, sew, sew. Also, it’s way hard to photograph yourself sewing.
I added some buttons, because I like to guild the lily. So now, you’re going to fold the washcloth in on itself with the ribbons and junk on the inside, like this:
Ok, so now you sew the side that is opposite from the ribbons and junk. Just a simple stitch. I always double up my thread so it’s supa strong stitched.
Here’s the finished hood:
Get your towel and fold it in half. That is where you will pin the hood to the towel, using your newly sewn crease and the fold of the towel. You’re just centering. You may need to check this a couple of times to make sure you’re not doing this off centered. Check, lest you cuss. Pin the hood across the center of the towel. You’re now ready to sew.
Sew, sew, sew. Now that your hood is attached, wash and use.
Here’s Addie modeling this towel:
This sized towel is good for little kiddos. Emma, my 7 year old needed a larger towel, so I made one using a hand towel instead of a washcloth. Same concept, just lots more sewing.
So, hooded towels, easy peasy mac & cheesy. Enjoy!