April 24, 2013

I grew up with 7 siblings (yes I know, crazy right?) and my mother made us all hooded towels using this method.  So of coarse when I had a baby my mom made one for my daughter as well.  I finally got around to making one for my 2 month old son the other day, so I thought I would show you the very simple step by step as I did it.


-1 large bath towel
-1 small washcloth
-matching thread

Step 1

Take your washcloth and fold it in half.  Now take the two top points and fold them down as shown.  Using your sewing machine stitch the folded triangle down through one layer of the towel.

Step 2

Flip the washcloth over (the triangles will be on the back).  Lay the bath towel out horizontally.  Line the bottom middle of the washcloth up with the top middle of the towel.  Simply stitch the back bottom edge of the washcloth to the top of the towel.

That’s it!  I love these baby hooded towels because they fit for a long time and the towel is nice and wide to wrap your baby up in.  Enjoy!

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  • Reply KellyLeaSews April 24, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Oh my gosh, look at those little faces-soooooo super cute! This is a great idea, I am going to keep this in mind for baby gifts 🙂

  • Reply Monica Swift April 25, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Oh, those babies…cute! And also, thanks for this…so simple, but so, so needed. I keep reaching for the towel made just like this that I received for my first baby shower, and I’ve added two more since then! I use it for bath and beach… I never thought of re-creating it though, so thanks!

  • Reply gingermakes April 25, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    How cute… and the towels are cute, too! 🙂 What a big family! I thought mine was big with four siblings, but you’ve really topped me. 🙂

  • Reply Sarah Culp October 7, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Now THIS is a tutorial I can do… And will do! Thanks!!

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