Catherine — Yes, your towel will go through. I just bought a bunch of pirate beach towels from T. Fold your hood together in half, pairing the cut side together.
It has had 90 repins so far! I am a grandmother, I had hooded towels for my kids, a bazillion years ago, and I was so happy to see this. I have the towels on my dining table to make the hoodies in the next couple of days. I just made one of these and it turned out great. My bath towel was large, so I cut it in half and am making two for my first grandbaby.
I trimmed the cut edge of the bath towel with some flannel, the added the half hand towel. Thanks so much for the idea. Can you also make these out of fleece or is that not as absorbent? I have been making lap robes out of fleece at my Homemakers org. I am doing a baby basket and was looking for this pattern to put in the basket. What a wonderful video and was so exact.
Many years ago, when I was in school Home Ec class, we learned how to make a slip on dress from two large bath towels. Then we made slip on shoes from two wash clothes. This would be wonderful to add your idea to the slip on dress. You would have a complete ensemble.
I just thought of something to add to the one you make for yourself. Sew some wash cloths to the front of the bath towels to provide pockets if you so desire. Thank you so much for the instructions for the hooded towel. I am going to make one for my very first time, for my very first grandchild, Ariel!! I am so excited! She will be 3 months old tomorrow. We were out at the pools today and my kids were wearing their hooded towels, I said to my husband I would love to have a hooded towel for me.
I have been searching somewhere to buy one but now I think I will sew one. I made a couple for my nephews as Christmas gifts! Other than that, I loved making these! I made my hoods into monsters! Thanks for the great tutorial! I love these towels. I have been making them for years for baby shower gifts and birthday gifts. I use a wash clothe as the hood instead of the hand towel. I also put names on the towesl and put decorative shapes on my towels also. I use cotton fabric backed with sewable iron fuesable webbing.
It keeps the fabric from freying and holds the letters on until I finish sewing. To make the letters I use the letters that a teacher would use to create a bulletin board, I trace the letter facing backward on the paper backed fuseable webbing that has been ironed onto my fabric.
I then cut out the letters, remove the paper backing and iron on to desired area of towel. I then will use a contrasting colored thread, sew around the letters in a close zigzag. It is great for beach towels too. There are many other things you can do to the towels too.
If you need futher directions reply and I can explain better. Hi I really like this idea, but I was wondering, do you think it would work on a towelled bath robe? It might be a little tricky depending on how thick your bathrobe fabric is, but it should be doable, if at least by hand.
I did make a bit of a change when making the towel for my newborn granddaughter. I pleated the towel when pinning it to the hood part. This turned out great. I also added washable printed ribbon to the inside where the hood is sewn to the towel. Thanks for the advice guys it helped heaps for my 3 year old to stay warm and even easier to wash in my washing machine.. I got 2 of these for a shower gift with my first child.
We used them till they wore out. Then I made some and started giving these away at baby showers. My kids loved them so much but got too big for them. So I bought bath sheets and made them for them one christmas they are teen agers now and still love them. Thanks so much for such a great tutorial! Your pictures and directions are so clear and helpful. I just linked to your tutorial: Thank you so much for this tutorial. I just whipped up a hooded towel for my 7 month old son.
This is so cute! I wrote you back aound August of last yr. I made over 16 of them!!! The kids are so thrilled with them. I would love to have you see them. Thanks so much for the tutorial. It was super easy. I was thinking about the small baby ones that would be a square and a triangle sewn over in the corner.
I googled and found you. I used super thick towels and did break a needle where the towels had nice thick edges but I moved my seam and was able to finish easily.
I make these with a few alterations and LOVE them. My kids love them. I posted about it on my blog http: Hello Marie, thanks for the nice tutorial. I also wanted to share some tips from a hooded towel tutorial I wrote awhile back that incorporates jacquard ribbon and focuses on rounding out the hood. Maybe folks will find these additional tips useful. I also linked back to your tutorial in a reply to the original post here: I came across these instructions and I needed to make hooded towels for a friends toddler that has outgrown her baby hooded towels.
For the hood after the hand towel was cut in half, I french seemed the hood for a soft finished edge on their head. I made 4 of them in 2 hrs.
I am thrilled to have found your website!!! I think I can just make it this same way, and sew another towel along the top edges where shoulder would be , leaving an opening for the head, to make the poncho effect. Our bathrooms are cold, and the poncho is great — just throw it over their head when they stand up, and they stay warm front and back and all over.
Thank you so much for the fantastic tutorial! I made these and shared them with a church group tonight: I also posted mine with a link back to you here: This is so easy.
It took me ten minutes to make the towel. Going to add a name and put something along the edges. Great Christmas gift for a kid who has everything!!!! Also… going to put rounded corners of a washcloth on the hood with eyes on them to make it look like a frog!!! Should be super cute! Thanks for the super easy tutorial. I made one for my 3 year old son last night. I tried it on him this morning and he loved it. I am going to have to make the hood slightly smaller for my 17 month old daughter though.
Thankfully that will be an easy adjustment to make. I LOVE how easy this project is! I linked to you today on my blog http: Thanks for the easy to follow directions to making these towels! Thank You Very Much for Sharing! I was recently directed to this tutorial. I love it — a great idea and an equally, well-written instructions. Thank you for posting. Today I am linking up to this tutorial from my blog.
Hello, I love your hooded towel tutorial. Do you have a tutorial for a hooded baby robe. I am no good at sewing small things.. Thanks for any input! Found this last night and could not WAIT to find some older towels to try this out on! Well, I found some today and made one!! I was so excited, i had to call my Mom! Thanks so much for this!! Excellent explanation by the way! Just visting your site for the first time while looking for graham cracker crust.
Thank you so much for the easy explaination on how to make a hooded towel. I just bought a bunch of pirate beach towels from T. Plus, it will make a cute b-day gift. I have an embroidery machine which I will add a name on the back. Something to invest in for the future: Thank you for the good pictures and directions. I have made about 5 of these for friends and family. I made two hooded towels today for my kids in about an hour. I bought little patches to sew on the corner for each of them.
Maybe that will help. I even think I might be able to do this! Or do I need anything fancy? But I think cutting it in half should work, along with a wash cloth.
Let me know how it goes and if that sizing worked! Thanks for wonderful directions. I have now made 18 of these for my grandkids and their friends.
I even purchased a special board to help me hoop the towels for machine embroidery. Your directions and pictures are perfect and I have forwarded your site to my sewing friends.
What size towel would you recommend for an infant????? I figured out that a washcloth would take care of the hood. Would you cut a bath towel in half????
Thank you for posting these directions! I made six of these for Christmas gifts, adding pompoms to the pointed hoods.
Walmart now sells some thick, soft, brightly-colored towels that can be bleached without fading the colors. This project cost me about seven dollars per towel, and they came out great! By the way…the kids in your pictures are adorable! Thanks for this tutorial — it is great!
I also have made one with a strip of cool looking fabric across the front of the hoodie part. Made 2 for my son. I make these too! I often use polka dot or patterned towels, and sometimes I add ears with the scraps. My daughter has a pink pig. My son has a brown bear, and I got really crafty with my oldest son and did a shark. I used a white washcloth and added teeth around the edge of the hood, and I used stiff heavy interfacing and made a fin that sticks up from the top of the hood too.
Two black buttons for eyes. It is a great first-time project! Thanks for sharing your experience! My 8 year old granddaughther and I just made the towel as her first sewing project. It was agreat success!. The pictures made it easy for her to follow the instuctions. Thanks for helping make a special memory from a greatful grandmother. Thank you so much and yes loved the tutorial…now if you would do the same for that little red jacket you made ….
Iam going to try to make it for my granddaughter, the towel is a great idea, since we have a pool, and she comes to swim here every week. Thanks for this post! It seems so easy! I love using the hooded towels! It is so much easier to wrap him up and dry him head to toe! Thank you so much for posting the directions for making hooded towels.
It was so easy to make! My older kids 7 and 9 still like hooded towels, especially after swimming, and it is all but impossible to buy them in larger sizes. I especially like the idea of appliqueing on them — I just finished a lizard one for my son.
Thanks for the help! But it is really simple to sew, a good first time project to start with. She just used a needle and thread and said they turned out great. Do you have to sew them? Can I just use that adhesive tape stuff that you iron on? Chat with us for website issues, orders, and returns. For BIG Rewards or store issues. Looking to transform your bathroom into a relaxing retreat?
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