How to make a basic hooded towel

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How to make a basic hooded towel
Make a hooded towel to keep your baby warm after bath time. (Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Make a hooded towel for an infant or child to keep him warm after bath or pool time. You can make the hooded bath accessory from an old bath towel and hand towel, or make it from your choice of terry fabrics. Make a stylish-looking hooded towel from a single coloured fabric or make a bright and playful-looking towel from a bright-coloured terry fabric for the towel and a brightly patterned terry fabric for the hood.

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Things you need

  • Bath towel or terry fabric
  • Hand towel
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread

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  1. 1

    Lay the hand towel on your working surface and fold it in half to put the short ends together. Run your fingers over the fold line to make a crease and then cut along the crease to divide the towel in half. Half of the hand towel will become the hood.

  2. 2

    Lay one half of the hand towel with the cut edge of the towel directly in front of you. Fold the right side of the towel over to the left side.

  3. 3

    Sew the two layers of the cut edge together with a straight stitch. This makes the top of the hood.

  4. 4

    Sew the hood to the towel with a small straight stitch. Turn the hood right-side out to hide the top seam of the hood.

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  • You can also make the hooded towel from terry fabric. Draw a towel-size rectangle on your terry fabric. Draw a hood-size square on the terry fabric. Cut out the shapes. Cut double-layer binding bias tape for each side of both pieces. Slide the tape over each side of fabric and sew the tape in place. Fold the hood in half and sew one edge to make the top of the hood. Attach the hood to the towel in the same way as the above steps.

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