Splash of Color Hooded Towel

Thought I’d work on a project for my grand niece.  She loves swimming in her pool.  Perfect for a life in Hawaii, a paradise surrounded by water.  I thought I’d share how I did this hooded bath towel as well as the final outcome.  Let me know what you think of it.

Materials needed:  1 bathtowel of desired size.  1 matching hand towel.  2 packages double folded bias tape, matching thread, and an assortment of appliques of your choice.

  Here is the finished project.  I used a lime double fold bias tape to trip all of the edges.  Scattered applique flowers to enhance it.  Now for a closer look….

Below are the steps I used.  I worked on each towel segment separately.  Once the two main parts of trimmed with bias tape, join them in one seam.  I used a zigzag stitch so that everything lays flat.

Now for more pictures showing how I sewed the hooded towel.

First cut hand towel in half lengthwise. Trim off the prepared trim leaving raw edges. These will be covered by the bias trim. You will end up with two smaller rectangles. Use one and keep the other piece for another hooded towel.

Working with one of the smaller rectangle fold edges so that you have one seam edge. Sew seam. Open seam and finish with a zigzag stitch so seam lies flat. Open up smaller rectangle into a triangle with the seam as the center back.

Apply bias team to all edges of each piece.

Follow same steps for body of towel

Once all of the trim has been completed.  Center the hood on the body section and stitch together.  See second photo.  The Hooded Towel is now completed.  The last step consisted of sewing on the floral appliques.



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Megan McCall
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 13:29:58

    This is adorable!


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