Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Making A Simple Hooded Bath Towel

Due to "The Blizzard of 2010" my daughter and her family were stuck at our home for an extra day and a half before heading back to Boston after Christmas. 

I took advantage of that time to make some hooded bath towels for my grandsons.  I had already purchased the towels and washcloths, planning to make them as Christmas gifts for the boys, but time got away from me and the supplies sat unused.

I wasn't exactly sure how to make one, but it helped to have my oldest (less wiggly) grandson to serve as a model.  After a few minutes of playing with the washcloth on his head, I came up with a plan.

  First, you need a large bath towel or even a beach towel.  You also need a washcloth that matches or coordinates with the towel.  I bought this set at Marshalls (I think they cost $4.99 and $2.49)

I folded the washcloth in half diagonally.

Then, I found the center point on one long side of the large towel.  I pinned the pointed part of the washcloth to the center of the towel edge, with one side of the washcloth on either side of the towel.  I pinned the two sides of the washcloths that were open, leaving the folded side alone.

I stitched along the edges of the washcloth, making sure the towel was secured within the stitching.  I flipped the towel over and stitched the other side as well.  The washcloths I used were not perfectly squared, so they did match up perfectly.  By stitching on both sides, I was assured that all of the washcloth was stitched down.

Somebody loves his hooded towel.  In fact, as soon as he was wrapped up in it, he plopped down to show me how snugly he would be after his next bath.

I also purchased a set from World Market which was orange on one side and yellow on the other.

I followed the same directions as above.

I think he likes his too!  Well, I'm thankful for the opportunity to get this project done - and spend some extra time with the ones I love.  It took me less than 1/2 hour to complete both towels, and that included the time it took me to figure out the sewing plan.

I'm linking up with:
Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden


  1. Those are super cute! I'll have to read your instructions over about a hundred more times before I attempt it, but I'm totally going to attempt it!


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