Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hooded Towel Tutorial




I've been asked to do this several times. So I did it today.
It's the first tutorial I've ever done. So email me if you have questions.
(These instructions make two hooded towels)

****If you use my tutorial, please link back to my site****

Materials: Two bath towels, the same color- it doesn't matter what size or quality. (Although, I prefer the cheaper, smaller ones because they dry faster and more will fit in the wash.)

One hand towel the same color
matching thread
the new Beyonce CD to dance to while you're embroidering


Optional: Embroider designs on both sides of the hand towel- as close to the edge as you can. (My designs were digitized by my little sister, Megan- thanks Megan!)

***Make sure you use WSS on top of the towel so that the design doesn't sink into the terry cloth***


Then cut your hoods- measure 9.5 inches from the front edge and cut. You can make these smaller or larger for younger infants or toddler children- just measure their heads.



You'll be left with a piece like this to float around in your scrap bin forever waiting for a use. I can't tell you how many of these I have laying around.



Then you will fold the hoods in half and stitch the center back seam. I use a 1/4 seam and serge the edges so that those little loops don't flake off everywhere.



Then, find the center back of your bath towel and pin your hood to it- matching center backs and making sure that right sides are together.



Stitch in a 1/4 inch seam making sure to back tack at the beginning and end and then reinforce stitch with a zig zig next to the seam.


You're done! Trim seams and try them on your happy kids.
... or your sad kids... because this one is for her cousin and her sister.


12 comments:

megan said...

YAY!!! thank you for doing this!!

Judy said...

Thank you. Great job with the tutorial. Want to try these for my DGK's. Judy

Deborah said...

Thanks I cannot wait to try. I will let you know how they turn out.

Deborah

Mom said...

Very cute. Can't wait for you all to get to Texas.

Beth Ann said...

I want to order one of these~

Laura said...

Thank you for this tutorial!

My little one is going to love having his own towels again!

I think I'll use my scraps to make Boo Boo Bears, Dogs, & Cats!
http://www.embroideryanddesigns.com/Childrens%20Embroidery%20Designs.htm

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haha coool very nice, I love this, I like to read your blog because it's interesting to make this in my free tie, thanks a lot.

Mia Bella Monogram said...

What WSS do you use?

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Chrystyna said...

Nicole, how big of a child do you think these would fit? All of a sudden Mac is asking for hooded towels again. I thought we were past that stage ;)

Linda said...

Hi!
Just found this tutorial and love the idea! I do have one question. My question is when you attach the hood part to the bath towel, do you attach it to the long side of the towel, the end of the towel, or to the corner of the towel?
Hope my question makes sense!
Thanks!!!
LindaSimmons4@gmail.com

Linda said...

Hi!
Just found this tutorial and love the idea! I do have one question. My question is when you attach the hood part to the bath towel, do you attach it to the long side of the towel, the end of the towel, or to the corner of the towel?
Hope my question makes sense!
Thanks!!!
LindaSimmons4@gmail.com