Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hooded towels- a how to

Don'tcha just hate it when those wimpy baby hooded towels get too small? I do! Back when Beth was a baby, my friend Christie found an idea to use regular towels to make hooded towels. Woohoo! Double jackpot, Foley's was closing and towels were on clearance. I made 2 for Beth, which she still uses. I have had questions and compliments on them for years. SO, it was time to make some for Jacob. I decided that I would share the "how-to" with anyone who cares. No, you don't have to have amazing sewing abilities (I don't), and it really is super easy.

1. You'll need 2 regular towels and 1 hand towel.

2. Cut the hand towel in half. Take one half, fold in half with the raw edges together, sew along the raw edges. On the fancy end of the hand towel, fold it under the hood a couple inches and stich down. I used a zigzag stich to make it look a little fancier.
3. Take your big towel, fold it in half (hamburger style- yes, I was a teacher) and mark it with a pin in the center.
4. Pin the sew raw seam where you marked the middle of the big towel. Then, keeping pinning on both sides of hand towel until it's attached along the side of the big towel. Stich along the pinned side. Watch out for the seams of the towel- they're pretty thick (I broke a needle the first time).
5. That's it, it's that easy! Here are my finished products- I played with monogramming on my machine, the fancy zigzag stiching and the finished towell. Oh, and these are the Thomas OBrian towels from Target, luxuriously soft!
If you have questions, feel free to ask, I'll try to help you if you want to make your own. No, I'm not making them for you. No, I won't make them and sell them. I have enough to do :)


Casey said...

I would like a hooded towel. You know the address. :) You can also send Beth rolled up in one if you wish. Not the puker though.

Laura Hale said...

Ok, that'll be your Christmas present. Oh, and he doesn't puke anymore.

Casey said...

Nanny said he pukes a little.

Laura Hale said...

he just gurgles it

Jeri said...

Those are so cute! I might have to try that for Christmas presents for the little 'uns. Thanks for sharing the how to! Love the green. You so crafty!