Friday, May 18, 2012

Hooded Towel

I had a request for a hooded towel, so here it is! Great for bath time or pool time! Ahhh.... I just love a project that I know can get lots of use!

Ok... time for the fun to begin! Yay!

You will need:
* 1 Hand Towel (this will do two hoods)
* 1 Towel (two towels if you plan on using the other half of the hand towel too)

If you plan on doing a design on the hood, go ahead and get that out of the way. To see how I embroider on towels, click HERE

So, now that your ready to start sewing....

Take your hand towel and cut it to 10"

Fold your hood in half, right sides together. Sew a 1/2" seam and serge or zigzag stitch where you cut it.

Flip your hood right sides out. This is what the front and back should now look like.

This step is optional. I like it, but you could leave it out. I like to make a little loop to hang mine from, plus it lets you use what little extra towel center you would have left over if making two.
On the side of the hand towel that is cut (the part you haven't used) cut 2 1/2" across, then cut the strip to 6" long.

Fold long sides together and sew 1/4", turn it right sides out.

Find the center of your large towel and pin your loop if you done one. The loop and hood will be laid on the portion of the towel you're using for the outside.

Find the center of your hood and pin it centered up with your large towel. (The loop will be sandwiched between them)
Sew 5/8", sewing and back stitching a few times on the ends and over the loop.

I made this for a birthday gift for a sweet girl who just got a big girl pool and was so excited! Hopefully she will get lots of use out of it!

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