Did everyone have a Merry Christmas?
I sure hope so!
I have a 7 month old and since babies don’t really understand Christmas, I tried not to break the bank this year on his presents. But as a mom, I had to have some presents for him to “open”.
One of them was this Hooded Towel.
He is getting a bit too big for his baby towel, so it was time to make a bigger hooded towel for him.
(My two-year-old is the one modeling the towel in the picture. And after all the candy and sleeplessness, that is the best picture I could get. )
These towels are the easiest to make and kids love them!
And with all of The Ribbon Retreat’s ribbon, fabric, and trims,
your embellishment possibilities are endless!
– Supplies –
The first step is to get your hand towel and fold it in half like a “hamburger”.
Then cut down the fold.
Discard one half.
Next we will cut our ribbon.
Lay your ribbon across the edge of the towel, add a few inches, and cut.
We will seal our ends after the ribbon is sewn on the towel.
You will need three strips of ribbon.
One for the hood, and two for the edges of the large towel.
The ribbon will go on the edges that will be wrapped around the child.
I put my ribbon about one inch away from the edge.
Pin your ribbon on the towel and then sew all the way around the ribbon.
Be sure to back stitch.
You will do this on the hand towel (the hood) and on both sides of the large towel.
Once you’re done sewing on the ribbon, trim the edges of the ribbon and seal.
Here is how the hand towel will look when the ribbon is sewn on.
Next we will make the hood.
Fold the hand towel in half.
Now turn it over so the ribbon is facing the table.
Pin the edges and sew.
Now take one corner and turn it down.
Next we will pin the corner to the top layer of the towel.
Repeat with the other corner.
Sew the corners to that top layer of the towel.
Do not sew straight across. Sew one corner and then the other.
Remember to back stitch.
Now your hood is ready to be attached to the big towel.
Fold the big towel in half and find the center.
The towel should have the ribbons on the edge facing up.
This is the “outside” of the towel.
Lay the center of your hood over the center of the towel.
Align the raw edge of the hood along the top of the big towel.
Pin the two edges together.
Sew all the way across, back stitching at the beginning and end.
And you’re all finished!
You have a super cute hooded towel for your kids, grandkids, or even for gifts!
Embellishing them is the fun part so make sure to check out
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