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- 1 bath towel
- ½ yard of contrasting fabric - Or pre-made binding, and fabric scraps for appliqué.
- Fusible Web/ for appliqué (optional)
Pre-wash all fabric. This can be made with any sized full bath towel. As with everything made for children, think safety. Use a small stitch length, sew all appliqués and binding securely. Towels are washed frequently and need to be sturdy.Continue to 2 of 8 below.
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Cut the Towel
Cut off the top and bottom of your towel in the middle of the ribbing.Continue to 3 of 8 below.
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Seam the Cut Off EndsSew the top and bottom pieces you cut off together at the ribbing using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.Continue to 4 of 8 below.
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Cut a triangle out of this piece of fabric. This will be the hood. The nap of the towel will help hide the seam.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Optional: Place appliqués where desired. The appliqué can also be used to help hide the seam in the hood. I prefer using fusible web, and machine blanket stitching around the appliqué. Make sure appliqués are attached securely.Continue to 6 of 8 below.
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Add binding to the hood on the edge open to the towel. You may use pre-made bias binding, or make your own. I prefer to make my own binding out of the same fabric I use for appliqués. Making your own binding gives you more fabric options.Continue to 7 of 8 below.
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Sew the hood onto the upper left corner of the towel.Continue to 8 of 8 below.
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Bind the Towel
Add binding to the perimeter of the towel. When I made these towels for my new nieces, my daughter (age 1) didn’t want me to give them away, I will have to make one for her too! For a great gift, place towel in a plastic basket, add bath toys and baby soap. Be creative and have fun!