Friday

Super Easy Hooded Towel Tutorial

These towels are super easy....what a great gift idea! We bought our towels on sale at Shopko for $2.99. We decided instead of using a hand towel for the hood that it was cheaper for us to buy 1 extra- large towel and cut it into 4 strips to make us 4 hoods. You can make 4 hooded towels with 5 large towels and all for under $20.


What you need:
  • 5 Large Towel--27" X 52 1/2" (5 large towels will make 4 hooded towels).
  • Matching Thread
  • Scissors
  • Decorative ribbon
Directions:

1. Cut 4 strips 10" X 27" from one of the towels. The strips will be used to sew the hoods on all 4 of the hooded towels:


2. Take 1 of the strips cut from step 1, and fold it in half with right sides together.
3. Start sewing around rough edge. Come 4 inches in from the edge and sew a small triangle. Cut off triangle, making sure to not cut through sewn edge (this will be the back of the hood).


4. Pin middle of hood to the middle of a large towel (Make sure to pin the towel right sides together).
5. Sew along to connect the hood to the large towel.


6. Feel free to add any embellishments....adding a strip of ribbon across the top of the hood makes for a cute embellishment. If you are lucky enough to have access to an embroidery machine you can embroider a name or initials on the hood or back of the towel. These are fun and quick to make.

2 comments:

Driftwood Girl said...

LOVE this project! Will have to see if I'm brave enough. I'm brand new to sewing :)

SUE said...

I love this! I can't wait to try it...going to the store to buy some towels...thanks for showing the 5 for 4 idea!