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This week is my turn to grace you all with a fun project, so this week I sewed up some colorfully fun hooded towels for the kiddos! I even used some of the scraps and made handles, which my oldest daughter loves! It makes it super easy for her to hold on to the towel and wrap it around her!
And guess what? I am going to show you RIGHT NOW how to make your very own.
Are you excited? I sure am!First, you’re going to need one bath towel and two wash cloths. I got mine at Target because they have super fun colors and well, Target rocks. Since they were for the kiddos, I wanted them to bright and cute, just like them!First, take your two wash cloths and cut the thick ends off with your straight edge and rotary cutter. Set them aside, as you’ll use the scraps in a bit.Then, sew together the two cloths on two sides, making sure to back stitch at the beginning and end. I used between 1/4″ and 1/2″ seam allowance.Cut the sewn corner. If you have too much fabric from your seam allowance, feel free to trim off the excess.Flip your newly made hood right side out and set it aside for just a minute.Take your towel and fold it in half. Stick the hood in the back fold, so that the middle of the back hood meets the middle of the towel. Make sure the raw edge is tucked into the towel and not the hemmed edge of the wash cloths. I made that mistake when I made the first one and had to hem the hood. With the second one I did not!Pin your hood to your towel, overlapping the hood and towel about an inch. Throw this on the sewing machine and sew the hood to the towel.
I used a zig-zag stitch so it will be a lot harder for the thread to separate the hood from the towel. Be sure to back stitch at the beginning and end!Then, take your scraps of wash cloth ends, trim them to fit the corners of the top corners of the towel and stitch them to the towel on both ends. Again, I used a zig zag stitch for durability. My oldest daughter loves having the handles, as it makes it easier for her to keep her towel on!I love how these turned out. These would be great for the beach, at home, or wherever! They are bright and colorful, and will last as your children grow. My husband said that these could be used for adults too. That cracked me up for some reason. Could you see me walking around with a hooded towel on? LOL!
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