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How To Make A Hooded Baby Towel?

Taking a bath or swimming and wrapping your child in a blanket called a bad poncho will keep them warm. Bamboo Hooded Towel is a great accessory for your baby because it dries very quickly. A hooded towel wrapped around a freshly bathed child is adorable, but it is also a practical option: The hood covers the baby’s face. Wrap your baby in this ultra-soft hooded waffle towel after a relaxing bath. Baby towels and hooded towels for kids keep little ones warm and dry.

How To Make a Hooded Baby Towel?

Here at Beginner Sewing Projects, we’re showing you how to make an easy hooded towel for your baby! It is super easy to sew a hooded towel that keeps baby warm and dry! With this step by step tutorial with photos, you can make one for everyone you know. Generally, babies can enjoy this poncho style for quite a long time, since it grows with them. The lotion is great to use after bath time, in the pool, and at the beach or lake as well. Whether you are just starting out with sewing or a seasoned pro, this sewing project will be fun for you. In addition, it is so adorable! You will use it for many years to come. Choose a towel made of super soft and plush fabric to make it extra cozy.

Material Required:

  • Oversized bath towel
  • Hand towel (one hand towel will make two hooded towels)
  • Ribbon, at least 1.5” wide
  • Thread
  • Rotary cutter and mat (optional)

 1. Cut Hand Towel

I like to use a rotary cutter and mat to cut hand towels in half.

2. Fold Edge

You should fold 2.5 inches of the finished edge upwards with the wrong side facing you.

3. Cut and Pin Ribbon

Towel should have ribbon that extends a half inch past each side.Wrap ribbon around finished edge and pin in place.

4. Sew Ribbon On

Begin stitching with the bottom edge of the towel, stitching as close as possible to the ribbon edges. Start stitching from the same side on both edges to prevent puckering in the ribbon.

5. Fold Towel

Towel should be folded right sides together, matching edges.

6. Sew Raw Edges:

Use a 5/8 inch seam allowance to stitch along matched raw edges of the towel. If you just made a seam, zigzag the allowance or serge it.

7. Open Hood:

Towel should be opened out to form a point. With the wrong side facing you, run the seam you just sewed down the middle.

8. Sew Across the Point

Measure 2.5 inches from top point and sew across in a straight line. (I just roughed it out here.)

9. Zigzag

You can reinforce seam allowances by zigzagging (or by serging).

10. Cut Off Point

Remove the point above the zigzag.

11. Find Center

Towel center can be found at the bottom.

12. Match Edges

Match the seams in the hood and the center of the bath towel with the right sides together.

13. Pin

Finish off the edges with a pin.

14. Sew Hood to Towel

Straight stitch the hood to the towel (this seam will catch the excess ribbon).To reinforce the seam, use a zigzag pattern.

15. Trim

Just trim the excess ribbon and you’re done!

Whenever I give a towel as a gift, I like to roll it up and tie it with another ribbon, along with a gift tag. The towel can also be washed and the frayed edges trimmed before giving.

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