Children's Hooded Towel ~ A free tutorial

At our home hooded the hooded towel is a must! So I thought I'd share with you how simple they are to make!

Materials needed:
1 bath towel
1 hand towel

Fold your hand towel in half and cut it so that it's 12" long, leave the fold.

Now trim the top corners, to the fold as shown in the image below.

If you'd like to make your towel have ears cut four 4" ears.

Stitch two pieces of ears together, turn right side out.
Stitch a pleat in the bottom of the ear.

Sew along the angle and then down the strait sides of the hand towel, if you are adding ears in you will insert them at this time.

Lay your bath towel out and find the center. Sew the hood to the top center of the towel.

I choose to add a little bit of embroidery applique to my towel.

My little girl is obsessed with everything princess right now so I added a little crown and a wand to the blue towel.

Wash, use and enjoy!

Fabrics on the monkey towel are Kona Solids by Robert Kauffman fabrics.
Fabrics on the princess towel are Amelia by Me & My Sister, for Moda Fabrics.

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  1. That is so cute. My wife says we will have to make one with pointy ears as my son loves cats. Added to the bucket list.


  2. Love it! I think all 3 of my children need one. Are you filling wish lists?

  3. This is such a great idea. I think I will try it over the weekend! Thank you!

  4. Very clever!! Might just be next Christmas' kids' gifts!! Wouldn't they all be delighted!?!

  5. That is absolutely adorable. What a wonderful idea. I'm your newest follower, I found you through the blog hop info. So nice to meet you!

  6. this is so great Natalia! :) Very cute... (I think Steiger and Scarlet need some)

  7. These are fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial! Smiles~Beth

  8. She is so so cute ; so are the towels ! I think every child needs these . My grandkids run around and play in them after their baths .

  9. Fantastic!! Wouldn't mind one myself for easy hairdrying...

  10. So cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

  11. Super cute! This is a need for me. My little boy has been using his big sister's butterfly towel! I had a thought just a few days ago that I needed to make a boyish one but didn't know where to start!

  12. So so so cute! Thanks for the tute!

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