Monday, February 1, 2010

Hooded Bath Towels

Didn't you just love the hooded bath towels your kids used when they were babies? The problem is that they out-grow those so fast! We found this great tutorial, though, for making a hooded bath towel that your kids will be able to use both as babies and for years to come!

What you need:
  • 1 regular-sized bath towel
  • 1 hand towel
  • ric-rac, ribbon, double bias tape, etc.
Lay your hand towel out and cut it in half, as shown in the picture. One half will be your hood, the other you can put aside to make another hooded towel later!

Lay out your regular-sized towel, lay half of your hand towel in the middle of the top edge, and pin the two together. Using a zig-zag stitch, sew the two pieces together with the cut edge on top.

Next, fold the hand towel that you just sewed to the big towel in half (right sides together) and sew it closed along the top edge.

Once sewn and turned right-side out, it should look like this:

Now your towel is finished (how simple was that?!?) . You can leave it as it is, or decorate it with appliques or trim it with the bias tape, ric-rac, or ribbon. This project takes literally minutes to make, but the finished product is fabulous. We originally planned to make a couple as gifts for our friend's new baby, but the boys loved them so much we had to make more for them (in fact, Maggie's son likes to wrap up in his while he watches tv)!
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35 comments:

  1. That is a great gift idea for my nieces and nephews. Love it!

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  2. I love this bath towel idea I am going to be having my first grandbaby in July so I am going to make one Thanks for the idea

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  3. Great idea and gift for new little ones...and very thrifty! Come say hi sometime.

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  4. Oh my gosh are these adorable! Love them!

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  5. Hi, I'm Laura from Italy! I have a blog and I'd wrote a post where is cited also your blog:

    http://chebirba.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-blog-delle-mamme-dallestero-parte-ii.html

    I'd like to invite you to visite my italian blog (on the column on righ there is the link for transalte my blog in numerous languages), bye bye Laura!

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  6. Hola: Muy bonito y facil de realizar Muchas gracias por compartir. Besos

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  7. Your tutorial is great!

    You can also use a washcloth instead of a hand towel, works just as well :)
    You can see my example here: http://selaandfamily.blogspot.com/2009/12/hooded-towels-tutorial.html

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  8. Hi frinds,
    Now a days A hooded bath towel is a staple for any infant or toddler. You'll find free directions to sew a hooded baby bath towel here. Plug In Towel Warmer

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  9. Fantastic tutorial, I've seen a few of the hooded towels in shops but it would be so much cheaper to make my own. Thank you for sharing this.


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  10. My sister made one of these for my daughter for her birthday, and when I asked her where she got it she replied "I made it."

    Now, at that point I laughed..
    Which resulted in her hitting me but she e-mailed me this link and I am truely amazed.

    Very well done indeed!

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    Paper Hand Towels Specialist

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