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A hooded bath towel is a staple for infants and toddlers. You can never have too many of them! This project makes an excellent gift or can be used your own bathroom to coordinate with your décor
- 1 bath towel
- ½ yard of contrasting fabric - Or pre-made binding, and fabric scraps for appliqué.
- Fusible Web/ for appliqué (optional)
Pre-wash all fabric. This can be made with any sized full bath towel. As with everything made for children, think safety. Use a small stitch length, sew... all appliqués and binding securely. Towels are washed frequently and need to be sturdy.Continue to 2 of 8 below.
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Cut the Towel
Cut off the top and bottom of your towel in the middle of the ribbing.Continue to 3 of 8 below.
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Seam the Cut Off EndsSew the top and bottom pieces you cut off together at the ribbing using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.Continue to 4 of 8 below.
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Cut a triangle out of this piece of fabric. This will be the hood. The nap of the towel will help hide the seam.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Optional: Place appliqués where desired. The appliqué can also be used to help hide the seam in the hood. I prefer using fusible web, and machine blanket stitching around the appliqué. Make sure appliqués are attached securely.Continue to 6 of 8 below.
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Add binding to the hood on the edge open to the towel. You may use pre-made bias binding, or make your own. I prefer to make my own binding out of the same fabric I use for appliqués. Making your own binding gives you more fabric options.Continue to 7 of 8 below.
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Sew the hood onto the upper left corner of the towel.Continue to 8 of 8 below.
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Bind the Towel
Add binding to the perimeter of the towel. When I made these towels for my new nieces, my daughter (age 1) didn’t want me to give them away, I will have to make one for her too! For a great gift, place towel in a plastic basket, add bath toys and baby soap. Be creative and have fun!