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10 Minute DIY Hooded Towel

When I had my first baby I registered for the cutest towels. I know you have seen them, they have them at all the big baby stores, they have the cutest little hoods with monsters or princess crowns. They are made of thin, amazingly soft terry cloth. I just loved them, until I used one.

Make your own DIY Hooded Towel. It's so easy, and you'll get a super absorbent towel that will last them from newborn baby all the way up through toddler and grade school ages! Seriously, skip those thin towels for babies and make one of these. So quick and easy with this tutorial

Why do they make baby towels that don’t absorb water!? It doesn’t make any sense to me! Besides their lack of absorbency, they only fit for a few months! Luckily, one of my best friends gave me a homemade hooded towel that I just ADORE. It is thick, fluffy, and still fits my little guy now that he is five! I have 3 kids now and I have figured out how to make these towels on my own. They are easy peasy and the PERFECT gift for the new mom in your life!

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You will need:

  • A Full Sized Towel
  • A Hand Towel
  • A Sewing Machine and Matching Thread
  • 10 Minutes of Your Time

Start by cutting your hand towel down. You need 12 inches of it.

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Fold the finished end over two inches and sew along the edge.

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Take the right sides and fold them together. Pin the back seam and sew up the back with a zig zag stitch.

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Flip the hood right side out and center it onto the full sized towel. Pin the back side of the hood to the right side of the towel. Make sure the long side of the hood is pinned flush wth the edge of the towel. The ends might feel like they are pulling weird, but they will lay flat when all is said and done.

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Sew along the edge with a zig zag stitch.

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Make your own DIY Hooded Towel. It's so easy, and you'll get a super absorbent towel that will last them from newborn baby all the way up through toddler and grade school ages! Seriously, skip those thin towels for babies and make one of these. So quick and easy with this tutorialThats it! Now you have a super cute, easily customized, fluffy and absorbent hooded towel. It will fit your baby well into their childhood. We have a handful of them that rotate through our hooks in the hallway outside the bathroom.

What color towel would your kiddo choose?

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Kendall

Wednesday 28th of September 2016

I've never thought to make a hooded towel, despite my love for them for babies. They're so useful and I especially love them in winter. We have some which are thinner, but do absorb water. This though really would be a great idea for the boys or to gift a new mom! :)

Rosie

Sunday 25th of September 2016

This is adorable. I love sewing, and never made anything like this. I must do it soon!

kristin

Friday 23rd of September 2016

so so very nice! Looks like a comfy towel.

Dawn gibson-thigpen

Thursday 22nd of September 2016

this is such a cute and great post.

Amy Desrosiers

Thursday 22nd of September 2016

What a super cute idea! I use to have these when my kids were babies, but they would still come in handy now.