One of my favorite crafts to do is applique. I love to create things on my embroidery machine. There is great satisfaction in completing a project.
To Make a Hooded Towel you will need:
1. Bath towel
2. Hand Towel
3. Sewing Machine
First thing you will do is to cut the hand towel in half lengthwise. If you want the hood to be larger, you can opt to leave it as one piece.
If you are placing a design on the hood do this now. I use an embroidery machine and choose a character to applique on the hood. Once your design is complete you are ready to sew up the hood.
To make the hood, Fold hand towel lengthwise with right sides (side the design is on) facing. Place the raw edges on sewing machine beginning at the center point of the towel and sew a 3/4 inch seam along edge. Cut thread and remove from machine. Turn hood right side out. The finished edges of the original hand towel should be at the bottom. You will be sewing this edge to your large bath towel.
Fold bath towel in half to find center. With finished sides or right sides together, pin the hand towel to bath towel matching up the centers of each. I usually trim the edges of the hand towel to make it neater and to keep it from being too thick to sew through.
Once pinned, sew the hand towel to the bath towel and then turn it and do a zig zag stitch to help keep two sides from coming undone with wear and washing.
Your Hooded towel is complete!
These make great baby gifts and gifts for kids. For the best fit for kids 8 and below, cut the hand towel in half then complete your design. For older kids, leave hand towel as one piece of cut a larger design area (3/4 of towel width). For adults, leave hand towel as one piece.
See video below for how to make a Hooded Bath Towel. This video is a bit long, but it shows the entire process of making this Baby Elephant Hooded Towel.