There's nothing worse than trying to wrap up a wet, squiggly baby with a small, poorly absorbing towel. Am I right? One of the best gifts we received were some beautiful hooded towels adorned with ribbon and lace and embroidery. As pretty and fancy as they are, I really just needed more big, fluffy hooded towels to get the job done once Audrey got too big for her baby towels. So I ran to Walmart, bought two bath towels and one hand towel and made up some big girl towels for Audrey.
With two little girls at bath time now, I've needed to make some more hooded towels, so I took pictures as I went in case you'd like to make some, too!
What you need:
2 full size bath towels
1 hand towel
1. Fold your hand towel in half like a hamburger (not a hot dog...) and cut it into 2 halves.
4. Find the center of the towel (long-wise) and the center of the bottom of the hood and pin them together with about 1 inch overlapping. Make sure the pretty side of the bath towel is facing you and the back of the hood faces you, too. I like the overlap because it gives some strength to the joined towels.
5. Using a zig zag stitch, sew along the four sides of the rectangle created by the joining of the hood and towel with the 1" overlap.
You can always pretty these up with trim or fabric!
I found these fluffy striped bath towels at Walmart and bought a bath towel and hand towel of each color so they could each have the stripes. There was plenty of towel left over to make a couple of bath mitts to add to our wash cloth collection!
1. Fold the towel in half with right sides together and trace your hand with a fabric marker. Be sure to add a 1" seam allowance and flare out quite a bit at the wrist to give your hand room to go in.