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Make Bake Create #15: DIY Hooded Towel with Handles #linkparty #makebakecreate

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Welcome to our Make Bake Create Party! Every Wednesday come and link up your favorite projects from the week. This could be any food, recipes, crafts or DIY! Since there are 5 hosts… your link will be seen on 5 blogs at once. SWEET! Meet your hosts:

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MBC Hosts: Rachel from Bubbly Nature Creations, Sarah from Hope In Every Season, Kristy from Mommy Hates Cooking, Brandi from The Creative Princess and Vanessa from The Rookie Seamstress.

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diy hooded towelThis 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!target towelsFirst, 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!wash cloth cutFirst, 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.sewn hoodThen, 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 cornerCut the sewn corner. If you have too much fabric from your seam allowance, feel free to trim off the excess.hood flippedFlip your newly made hood right side out and set it aside for just a minute.towel in halfTake 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!hood pinnedPin 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.

zigzag stitchI 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!handlesThen, 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!hooded towelsI 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!

Now onto the Party:

The Make Bake Create Party is like none other. Make sure to follow our Make Bake Create Party Pin Board where we will be pinning the projects linked up here. ALSO, your DIY project or recipe may be made by one of us. So make sure to link up one of your favorite projects and we may put it to the test ! It will be shared by all of us (with links back to your recipe or craft of course).
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Disclaimer and things to keep in mind~
* You may link up any DIY/ recipe/ food type post.
* You may link as many links as you want.
* Be sure to include The Make Bake Create button or text link to in your linked post; this is recommended to be featured!
* By linking up you are agreeing that the photos are yours or that you have permission to use them, that we may use those photos to feature your project on a blog post, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter with a link back to your blog of course. (; We may also occasionally MAKE YOUR PROJECT OURSELVES- with a link back to your recipe or tutorial. (this gets more exposure for you… and potentially lots of traffic!)

Let’s link!


Hey! Meet Vanessa


A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!

Vanessa

A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!

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6 Comments

  1. […] week, Vanessa is showing us this adorable and fun project for DIY Hooded Towels with Handles!  This would be such a great gift idea too!  Head on over to The Rookie Seamstress for the […]

  2. Very cute, Vanessa! I love your super thorough tutorials—you’re great at writing them!

    1. The Rookie Seamstress says:

      Aww, thank you!

  3. […] This week Vanessa from The Rookie Seamstress is sharing this Hooded Towel with Handles!  I think it looks so cute and would be perfect for any trip to the beach or pool! The Make Bake Create Party is like none other.  Make sure to follow our Make Bake Create Party Pin Board where we will be pinning the projects linked up here!   ALSO  Your DIY project or recipe may be made by one of us.  So make sure to link up one of your favorite projects and we may put it to the test !  It will be shared by all of us (with links back to your recipe or craft of course). We will also be hosting a Make Bake Create Google Hangout too (TBA)!  So stay tuned!!! […]

  4. So cute, Vanessa! I love the little handles.:)

    1. The Rookie Seamstress says:

      Thank you! I think my oldest appreciates having them. 🙂

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